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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Arab,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44110.pdf

Describes the different types of jihadists who pose a threat to U.S. security and the methods available to U.S. law enforcement to counter the threats.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Bank Markazi v. Peterson

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Iran,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-770

6-2 decision of the Supreme Court on a separation of powers issue that clears the way for American nationals to receive money damages in U.S. courts from state sponsors of terrorism.  Relatives of victims of the 1983 bombing of a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, blamed on Iran, sought access to frozen Iranian assets in U.S. banks.  At issue was whether Congress had usurped the judicial role by passing legislation relating to a pending case. From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

Terrorism Risk Insurance: Comparison of Selected Programs in the United States and Foreign Countries

Categories: Govt Finance,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676499.pdf

Compares the structures of and the role of governments in selected foreign terrorism insurance programs and examines the loss-sharing arrangements between the government and the private sector.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Pakistan after the Lahore Bombing: Shaping the Security Response

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/PB203-Pakistan-After-the-Lahore-Bombing-Shaping-the-Security-Response.pdf

Discusses the response to the Lahore bombing and the friction between the Pakistani military and civilian authorities over the appropriate response.  From the United States Institute of Peace.

 

Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44444.pdf

Describes the shared responsibility where State provides oversight and general direction for military and security assistance programs, while Defense administers them.  Also describes how Congressional legislation and Executive directives have modified and refined these roles and current issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2017 Defense Posture Statement: Taking the Long View, Investing for the Future

Categories: Defense/Military,Iran,Korea,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2017DODPOSTURE_FINAL_MAR17UpdatePage4_WEB.PDF

Devotes sections to countering challenges from terrorism, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Cyber Warfare. From the Defense Department

 

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

 

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