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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Categories: Arab,Business/Economics,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Urban Issues

Describes bleak economic conditions in the Palestinian territories despite efforts to provide aid through the United Nations.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689


Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18


Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Middle East Conflict,Russia,Turkey

Reviews the background of the coalition formation and the current 66 participants who are united in trying to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State.  Also covers the legal basis and military aspects of the coalition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Atrocities Prevention Report

Describes targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups, in the Middle East and Burma. Includes specific discussion of actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Burma, and U.S. government responses. From the State Department


Next Operational Steps in EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Turkey

Describes steps to be taken by the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Europe. Proposes six principles for promoting EU-Turkey cooperation in dealing with refugees. From the European Commission


Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXIII, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1969-1972

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Focuses on the efforts of the Nixon Administration to broker an Egyptian-Israeli peace settlement but covers other aspects of U.S. relations with Middle Eastern countries.  From the State Department


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