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Earl Gregg Swem Library

ISIS and the Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-16.pdf

Describes the origins of ISIS in the U.S. invasion of Sunni-occupied Iraqi territory, its divergence from Al-Qaeda, their conquests in Syria and Iraq, and the political/military reaction against ISIS.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/16

 

Remarks by the President on Request to Congress for Authorization of Force Against ISIL

Categories: Arab,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/11/remarks-president-request-congress-authorization-force-against-isil

Explanation of the president for the decision to seek from Congress an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State.  From the White House

 

Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Categories: Arab,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/aumf_02112015.pdf

Text of the draft resolution sent by President Obama to the Congress.  From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Israel Crosses the Threshold II: The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program

Categories: History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb485/

A collection of ten recently declassified documents on the behind the scenes debate in the Nixon Administration on whether to dissuade Israel from acquiring nuclear weapons.  From the National Security Archive

 

Membership in the United Nations and Its Specialized Agencies

Categories: Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43614.pdf

Covers the path and procedure to UN membership, membership in specialized agencies, the question of membership for Palestine, and U.S. political issues relating to UN membership questions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Dispute Resolution and Justice Provision in Yemen’s Transition

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR345_Dispute-Resolution-and-Justice-Provision-in-Yemen%E2%80%99s-Transition.pdf

Explores the challenges and obstacles to alternative methods of dispute resolution in Yemen since the Arab Spring protests and the weakening of tribal authority.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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