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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume III, Soviet Union, January 1981-January 1983

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,NATO,Russia

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v03

The first of four Soviet bilateral volumes in the Reagan series. Highlights of the volume include the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Soviet human rights abuses, tensions over Soviet plans to construct a Siberian gas pipeline to Western Europe and NATO’s “Dual Track Decision.” From the State Department

 

The Soviet “War Scare”

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Russia

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb533-The-Able-Archer-War-Scare-Declassified-PFIAB-Report-Released/2012-0238-MR.pdf

A recently declassified document from the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board dating from 1990 which reveals that the so-called War Scare of 1983 represented a real possibility of war between the U.S. and USSR. Soviet fears of a U.S.-NATO first strike during NATO exercises known as “Able Archer 83” led to increased Russian and Warsaw pact military preparedness. Posted by the National Security Archive.

 

NATO’s Military Response to Russia

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,NATO,Russia

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7276#fullreport

Explains the main details of the Readiness Action Plan adopted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in response to the 2014 Russia-Ukraine crisis and the military contribution of the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 07276

 

NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117492.htm

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO

 

After the Paris Attacks: Implications for the Transatlantic Security Debate

Categories: Homeland Security,NATO,Terrorism

http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/downloads.php?icode=434

Attempts to describe the main pattern behind the January 2015 Paris attacks by Jihadist terrorists and the strategic lessons to be learned.  Offers recommendations for a transatlantic strategy against jihadi terrorism.  From the NATO Defense College)

 

Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Oct2014_Report_Final.pdf

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department

 

The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Iraq,NATO,Syria,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf?x

Reviews the emergence of ISIS as a transnational insurgent movement, the success of their summer campaign in northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria, and U.S. policy options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2: Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976

Categories: Communism,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,NATO

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve15p2

Part of a subseries that documents foreign policy issues with Western European countries in the Nixon/Ford period.  From the State Department

 

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