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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

 

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

 

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