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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: China,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially with regard to the USSR and China.  Also covers the role of intelligence in the policy process and the CIA’s secret mission to raise a Soviet submarine which had sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  From the State Department



The Road to Boston: Counterterrorism Challenges and Lessons from the Marathon Bombings

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Russia,Terrorism

Examines Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s personal history and interaction with federal agencies and the missed opportunities that might have prevented the Boston attack.  Offers seven recommendations to strengthen counterterrorism efforts which echo recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission after the Al Qaeda attacks.  From the Majority Staff of the House Homeland Security Committee.


Peace and Security: The Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Russia,United Nations

One of a series of UN research guides .  Provides links to Security Council meetings on the Ukraine crisis, Security Council reports, and other information.  From the Dag Hammarskjold Library of the United Nations


Executive Order—Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Asia,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Expands original executive order to wider group of Russian officials following incursion into Crimea.  From the White House



Statement by the President on Ukraine, March 17, 2014

Categories: Asia,European Union,Russia

Announces new sanctions against Russia as a result of the intrusion into Crimea.  From the White House


Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.


Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Russia

Executive order of the president which asserts that persons who are asserting government authority in Crimea without authorization of the government of Ukraine are threatening peace and posing a threat to the national security of the U.S. and imposes financial penalties by blocking transfer or sale of their property in the U.S.


Crimean History, Status, and Referendum

Categories: Asia,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Describes the history of Crimea, including past attempts to break away from Ukraine, and legal considerations involved in efforts to assert independence and join Russia.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


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