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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers

Categories: China,Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/caesar-polo-and-esau-papers

A series of declassified documents relating to analyses of Chinese and Soviet internal politics and relations from the 1950s through the mid-1970s.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Syria

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180216_RL33487_8e52addd9e209aa4938d5fa6f79c7548a747a066.pdf

Examines the conflict, now in its 7th year, after the capture of Raqqah and the defeat of the Islamic State and presents objectives for the near future including duration of the U.S. military presence, effectiveness of cooperation with Russia, and planning for a political settlement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Homeland Security,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

Discusses U.S. intelligence agencies’ findings on Russian activities to influence and manipulate U.S. election results.  From the Central Intelligence Agency, FBI, and National Security Agency.

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Statement for the Record

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/2018-ATA—Unclassified-SSCI.pdf

Covers terrorism, transnational organized crime, cyber threats, WMD, and emerging, disruptive technologies.  Also covers threats by regions of the world.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

United States of America v. Internet Research Agency et al.

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia

https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download

Text of the Grand Jury indictment handed down in the Special Counsel’s investigation into the activities of Russian companies and individuals to interfere in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.  From the Office of the Special Counsel of the U.S. Justice Department

 

Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/grand-jury-indicts-thirteen-russian-individuals-and-three-russian-companies-scheme-interfere

Text of the press release which announced the indictments presented by the Office of the Special Counsel on Friday, February 16, 2018.  The defendants were cited for conducting information warfare against the U.S. “to spread distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.”  From the Department of Justice

 

2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Nuclear Posture Review 2018

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Feb/02/2001872886/-1/-1/1/2018-NUCLEAR-POSTURE-REVIEW-FINAL-REPORT.PDF

Calls for a diverse set of nuclear capabilities at a time when Russia, China, and other countries

are modernizing and expanding their nuclear forces.  From the Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

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