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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Engagement with Somalia

Categories: Africa,Democracy/Peace,Somalia,Terrorism

Reports on the remarks at a forum on the question of how to bring stability to Somalia and alleviate the threat that terrorist groups will thrive in the absence of a recognized government. From the U.S. Institute of Peace

Counting the Costs of Somali Piracy

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Somalia

Argues that the upsurge of Somali piracy has dire implications for political stability and economic development in Somalia and threatens global trade. Offers practical strategies to mitigate the rising costs of Somali piracy and strengthen chance for lasting peace. From the United States Institute of Peace.

Piracy Off the Cost of Somalia

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Somalia,Transportation

A collection of public and private resources related to the issue of piracy in the Indian Ocean. From the National Defense University.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Background and Policy Issues

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Marriage/Family,Privacy,Somalia,Treaties,United Nations,Youth

Explains the objectives and structure of the treaty and the policy issues which have caused the U.S. to be one of two countries (the other is Somalia) which have not ratified the treaty. The Bush Administration opposed the treaty arguing that it conflicted with U.S. laws on privacy and family rights. The advent of the Obama Administration raises the possibility of U.S. ratification. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Shipping: Piracy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Somalia,Transportation

Provides an overview of the problem involving piracy in the vicinity of failed states such as Somalia. Provides historical background to piracy and information about measures undertaken to combat pirates by the United Kingdom and international organizations. From the House of Commons Library.

Project on National Security Reform: Case Studies: Volume One

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Iraq,Presidency,Somalia

Offers a series of case studies from poorly planned military operations in Somalia and Iraq to problems with responses to natural disasters to examine the need for reform of the national security structure of the U.S. From the Project on National Security Reform and the Center for the Study of the Presidency.

Congressional Restrictions on U.S. Military Operations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Somalia and Kosov

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Somalia,Vietnam

Reviews 21 past congressional attempts to curtail presidential efforts to extend or enlarge military operations. Tables and an appendix that summarize and cite bill language intended to end or restrict military operations in Indochina between 1970 and 1973, in Somalia in 1993, and in Kosovo in 1999. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

U.S Armed Forces Abroad: Selected Congressional Roll Call Votes Since 1982

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Haiti,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Somalia

Identifies and describes all roll call votes where American troops were sent abroad including Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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