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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

The CIA and Signals Intelligence

Categories: Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB506/

A collection of 43 documents which cover efforts of the Central Intelligence Agency to engage in signals intelligence operations, sometimes in competition with other U.S. intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency, during the Cold War period of history.  From the National Security Archive

 

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41153.pdf

Reviews climate and political changes relating to the Arctic, the scramble among Arctic countries for mineral rights, and other potentially destabilizing issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117492.htm

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Economic Implications

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43895.pdf

Examines U.S.-Russia economic ties, the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy, and the extent to which U.S. businesses have been or could potentially be injured by the sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Intelligence and the Soviet Space Program

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB501/

A collection of about 50 recently declassified documents on U.S. intelligence efforts during the Cold War era to monitor developments in the Soviet Union’s space program.  From the National Security Archive

 

U.S.-EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia

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

Describes increased policy cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union against Russia since the July 2014 downing of a domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

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