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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06805/SN06805.pdf

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805

 

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RS20844.pdf

Describes what conditions allow for temporary protected status for foreign nationals in the U.S., how many foreign nationals are currently receiving such status, and the specific concerns related to six countries including Syria. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Syria: International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Statistics,Syria

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Syria/syria.pdf

Describes the effect of the fighting in the country on the energy sector.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Train and Equip Program for Syria: Authorities, Funding, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43727.pdf

Reviews the purpose of 2014 legislation which authorizes the president to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition for specific purposes, such as combating the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations, and recent legislative developments in funding such operations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

ISIS and the Sectarian Conflict in the Middle East

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-16.pdf

Describes the origins of ISIS in the U.S. invasion of Sunni-occupied Iraqi territory, its divergence from Al-Qaeda, their conquests in Syria and Iraq, and the political/military reaction against ISIS.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/16

 

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