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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v21

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department

 

Prospects for Afghanistan as ISAF Withdrawal Approaches

Categories: Afghanistan,Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,NATO,Terrorism,Women

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-18.pdf

Takes a pessimistic view of prospects for Afghanistan as western military forces prepare to withdraw due to weaknesses of Afghan government and national security forces.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/18.

 

Moldova: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,European Union,NATO,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21981.pdf

Describes the current situation of Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, but one that is strategically located between NATO and EU member Romania and the Ukraine.  The U.S. has welcomed free elections but expressed concern about the level of crime and human trafficking.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The 1983 War Scare: “The Last Paroxysm” of the Cold War

Categories: Communism,Defense/Military,History,NATO,Russia

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB427/

A collection of 17 documents on NATO exercises in 1983 from U.S. and Russian sources.   From the National Security Archive

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969-1972

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,NATO

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v41

This volume documents U.S. relations with Western Europe from January 1969 to January 1973 with the focus on European political and economic integration and U.S. participation in NATO.  From the State Department

 

Against All Odds: Relations Between NATO and the MENA Region

Categories: Africa,Defense/Military,Libya,Middle East Conflict,NATO

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1112

Discusses how the focus of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has shifted from east to south and now recognizes the importance of the Middle East and North Africa to allied security.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Categories: Asia,European Union,NATO,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33460.pdf

Examines the current political and economic situation in Ukraine and Ukrainian foreign policy interests toward NATO, the European Union, and Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO

Categories: Defense/Military,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1103

Examines the issue of what role tactical nuclear weapons should fill in NATO defense policy and strategy as the organization redefines itself in the 21st Century.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

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