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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

 

U.S. – EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Ukraine

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

 

Briefly reviews the policies adopted by the U.S. and the European Union in response to Russian actions and the crisis in Ukraine.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb480/

A collection of 12 formerly classified documents dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s which reveal estimates of potential damage from a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The documents are mostly summaries from the still-classified full-length reports from the National Security Council’s highly secret Net Evaluation Subcommittee.  From the National Security Archive

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10048.pdf

 

Brief discussion of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the current debate over the effect of further sanctions following the downing of the Malaysian commercial airliner, allegedly by separatists allied with Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Soldiers, Spies and the Moon: Secret U.S. and Soviet Plans from the 1950s and 1960s

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB479/

A set of 16 declassified documents about previously secret American and Soviet plans for using space for military purposes.  From the National Security Archive

 

The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43143.pdf

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

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