Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase: Legal Under International Law

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Syria,Treaties,United Nations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/airbase.pdf

Provides a brief overview of the legality of the U.S. missile strike on Syria under international law and U.S. obligations under the UN Charter.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Categories: East Europe,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR397-Dynamics-of-Radicalization-and-Violent-Extremism-in-Kosovo.pdf

Looks at the characteristics of parts of Kosovo which have made it a prime recruiting area for fighters in Iraq and Syria.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

U.S. Exceeds Resettlement Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Syria

http://www.iom.int/news/us-exceeds-resettlement-target-10000-syrian-refugees

Announces that, as of August 29, 2016, the U.S. had admitted 10,172 Syrian refugees to the U.S in response to the Obama administration’s promise to increase the number of admitted refugees by September 30, 2016.  From the International Organization for Migration

 

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council

 

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

 

Next Page »