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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mainstreaming Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas: Reform Initiatives and Roadblocks

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2018-03/sr-421-mainstreaming-pakistan-federally-administered-tribal-areas.pdf

Describes efforts to bring the tribal border areas of Pakistan into closer relations with the legal and political structures of the rest of the country to counteract militancy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community: Statement for the Record

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Testimonies/2018-ATA—Unclassified-SSCI.pdf

Covers terrorism, transnational organized crime, cyber threats, WMD, and emerging, disruptive technologies.  Also covers threats by regions of the world.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

Secretary’s Report on Whether the Government of Sudan has Sustained the Positive Actions That Gave Rise to E.O. 13761

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs,Sudan,Terrorism

https://www.state.gov/p/af/rls/2017/274667.htm

Approves the actions of Sudan especially in regard to maintaining a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas of Sudan such as Darfur, improving humanitarian access, and working with the U.S. to counter the threat of terrorism.  From the State Department

 

Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR413-Engaging-Religion-and-Religious-Actors-in-Countering-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Offers practical guidelines for policymakers to understand the role of religion in political violence and best practices for partnering with religious officials to respond to the challenge.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Korea,Presidency,Terrorism,United Nations,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly

Text of the speech presenting administation views of world issues during the General Debate at the beginning of the UN’s 72nd session.  From the White House

 

Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686745.pdf

Latest report on the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security in an area wracked by violence.  Includes information about the supply chain for conflict minerals like gold, efforts to encourage responsible sourcing, and sexual violence in the eastern Congo.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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