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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/275095.htm

Latest semi-annual report on human rights abuses in North Korea.  Covers particular aspects of human rights abuses and the individuals deemed responsible.  From the State Department

 

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Korea,Presidency,Terrorism,United Nations,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly

Text of the speech presenting administation views of world issues during the General Debate at the beginning of the UN’s 72nd session.  From the White House

 

Report on Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea,Sex Issues

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/266853.htm

Report on human rights abuses in North Korea, mandated by 2016 law, which identifies persons responsible for serious human rights violations and describes such violations and acts of censorship.  Covers extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, rape, forced abortions,  and other sexual violence.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, October 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Switzerland,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Pages/index.aspx

Latest semi-annual report on unfair currency practices by trading partners, especially those with a bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.  Special attention is focused on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland.  Also covers economic, trade, and exchange rate developments for the first six months of 2016.  From the Treasury Department

 

Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Korea

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/259366.htm

Condemns North Korea for human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, forced labor, and torture.  This report details aspects of the human rights situation in North Korea and the conduct of relevant persons.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Documents/2016-4-29%20%28FX%20Pol%20of%20Major%20Trade%20Partner%29_final.pdf

Reviews developments in international economic and exchange rate policies, especially how those policies affect bilateral trade with the U.S.  Discusses factors used to assess whether a major trading partner has a significant trade surplus with the U.S., a material current-account surplus, and engages in persistent one-sided intervention in the foreign exchange market. Establishes a monitoring list of countries of concern.  From the Treasury Department

 

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