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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

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Economic Implications

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43895.pdf

Examines U.S.-Russia economic ties, the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy, and the extent to which U.S. businesses have been or could potentially be injured by the sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Intelligence and the Soviet Space Program

Categories: History,Russia,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB501/

A collection of about 50 recently declassified documents on U.S. intelligence efforts during the Cold War era to monitor developments in the Soviet Union’s space program.  From the National Security Archive

 

U.S.-EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10129.pdf

Describes increased policy cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union against Russia since the July 2014 downing of a domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Ukraine: Political Parties and the EU

Categories: East Europe,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Russia

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2015/545714/EPRS_ATA%282015%29545714_REV1_EN.pdf

Assesses the outcome of the October 2014 Ukraine parliamentary elections and especially the implications of the victory of the pro-European parties.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43832.pdf

Offers background information about the INF Treaty, U.S. concerns about Russian compliance with the treaty, and policy options for Congress in responding to concerns about Russian compliance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion

Categories: Africa,Cuba,History,Latin America,Russia

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/

A set of 9 recently declassified documents which reveal secret contingency plans for airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in retaliation for Cuba’s decision to send troops to Angola in 1975. From the National Security Archive

 

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Russia,Ukraine,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/UkraineReport28August2014.pdf

 

Estimates the loss of life at about 2,200 since fighting in Ukraine began in April 2014.  Claims that armed rebel groups are now professionally equipped and benefitting from a supply of sophisticated weapons.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

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