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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XX, Eastern Europe

Categories: Communism,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v20

Focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, except Poland, during the Jimmy Carter administration.   From the State Department

 

The European Union (EU): Current Challenges and Future Prospects in Brief

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Immigration/Migration,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44249.pdf

Provides a brief history of the EU and the major current challenges facing the organization. Also covers EU-U.S. relations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Soviet “War Scare”

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,NATO,Nuclear Arms,Russia

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb533-The-Able-Archer-War-Scare-Declassified-PFIAB-Report-Released/2012-0238-MR.pdf

A recently declassified document from the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board dating from 1990 which reveals that the so-called War Scare of 1983 represented a real possibility of war between the U.S. and USSR. Soviet fears of a U.S.-NATO first strike during NATO exercises known as “Able Archer 83” led to increased Russian and Warsaw pact military preparedness. Posted by the National Security Archive.

 

Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Categories: Headlines,Russia,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://cdn.onderzoeksraad.nl/documents/report-mh17-crash-en.pdf

The Dutch government’s investigation report on the flight which concludes that the plane was shot down by a warhead fired from a Buk surface-to-air missile system. Also examines the question of why a civilian airliner was flying over a war zone in the Ukraine. From the Dutch Safety Board

 

NATO’s Military Response to Russia

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,NATO,Russia

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7276#fullreport

Explains the main details of the Readiness Action Plan adopted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in response to the 2014 Russia-Ukraine crisis and the military contribution of the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 07276

 

Russia : International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Russia,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Russia/russia.pdf

Describes the Russian energy sector, including oil, natural gas, and coal, and the relative importance of the energy sector to the Russian economy.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Signals and Scenarios for the Broader Region

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR366-The-Ukraine-Russia-Conflict.pdf

Provides a framework for understanding emerging conflict dynamics in post-Soviet countries, especially in view of Russia’s aggressive foreign policies, and identifies conflict prevention and mitigation opportunities.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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