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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

Categories: East Europe,NATO,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43478.pdf

 

Discusses actions taken by NATO members in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and threats to the territory of eastern Ukraine and U.S. military moves in the region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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,Ukraine

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

 

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