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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Counting Casualties in Syria and Iraq: Process and Challenges

Categories: Births/Deaths,Iraq,Syria

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/IN10474.pdf

Discusses the difficulties of collecting war-related casualty data in both countries and provides an overview of some of the current estimates available from selected organizations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fact Sheet: EU-Turkey Agreement

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-963_en.htm\

Provides a question and answer format to explain the deal between the European Union and Turkey to end irregular migration of refugees from Syria to Europe and provide incentives for Turkey to house the refugees. From the European Commission

 

EU and Turkey Agree [on] European Response to Refugee Crisis

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey

http://ec.europa.eu/news/2016/03/20160319_en.htm

Presents details of agreement between the European Union nations and Turkey on the treatment of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe. From the European Commission

 

Atrocities Prevention Report

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/254807.htm

Describes targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups, in the Middle East and Burma. Includes specific discussion of actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Burma, and U.S. government responses. From the State Department

 

Next Operational Steps in EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Turkey

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/proposal-implementation-package/docs/20160316/next_operational_ste

Describes steps to be taken by the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Europe. Proposes six principles for promoting EU-Turkey cooperation in dealing with refugees. From the European Commission

 

Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Can States and Localities Bar the Resettlement of Syria Refugees Within Their Jurisdictions?

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Syria

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/resettle.pdf

Explains how states “appear to have some discretion” as to their participation in refugee resettlement programs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State–Frequently Asked Questions: Threats, Global Implications, and U.S. Policy Responses

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44276.pdf

Covers where the IS came from and how it operates, U.S. and European policy responses to the threat, implications for Iraq and Syria, and refugee considerations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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