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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

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

The declassified version of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russian efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, including their use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence U.S. public opinion.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia,Treaties

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v06

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

The Administration’s Response to Russia: What You Need to Know

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/12/29/presidents-response-russias-actions-during-2016-election-what-you-need-know

Press release which summarizes actions taken by the Obama Administration in response to Russian harassment and interference in the U.S. presidential election.  Includes links to executive orders, U.S. sanctions against Russia, and various agency actions.  From the White House

 

Grizzly Steppe: Russian Malicious Cyber Activity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296A_GRIZZLY%20STEPPE-2016-1229.pdf

Provides technical details about the tools and infrastructure used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services to compromise and exploit networks associated with the U.S. presidential election as well as a range of U.S. government, political, and private sector entities.  A joint analysis report of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Nunn-Lugar 25th Anniversary Shows Cooperative Security Worked

Categories: Communism,History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB571-Nunn-Lugar-25th-Anniversary/

Summarizes effort to avoid nuclear arms proliferation following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Includes full text of ten newly declassified documents describing the location and condition of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the effort to eliminate them before they deteriorated or disappeared.  From the National Security Archive

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan,Russia

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264984.htm

Press release which announces the availability of 20 more digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U. S. historical series.  The latest release covers volumes from 1932 through 1935 and a volume on the Soviet Union, 1933-1939.  From the Office of the Historian, Department of State

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Country Analysis Brief: Russia

Categories: Environment,Nuclear Energy,Russia

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

Examines Russian energy resources, including crude oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy.  Also includes the effects of sanctions and lower oil prices on Russia.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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