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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R43980.pdf

Discusses the sources of funding for the Islamic State and how targeting their funding could degrade the organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_fragmented_lives_annual_report_2012_05_29_english.pdf

Latest report on the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.  From the United Nations

 

Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43960.pdf

Reviews recent events in Yemen including the Houthi movement, the collapse of the Hadi government, the regional intervention in late March 2015, and the U.S. policy response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Recent Developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs)

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews developments over recent months including the breakdown of U.S-brokered peace talks, the Hamas-Israel conflict of 2014, the current status of the Palestinian territories, and the 2014 ceasefire agreement which calls for indirect talks between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel.   House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/18

 

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

 

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