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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

Categories: Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://www.dni.gov/index.php/resources/bin-laden-bookshelf

A collection of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used as a hideout by Osama Bin Laden.  The material includes declassified documents made available for public release along with non-classified English language items found in and around the hideout.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Enduring Leadership in a Dynamic World: Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/241429.pdf

Provides a blueprint for promoting America’s interests in economic development, global security, and human rights as the backbone of American foreign policy.  Also outlines four global policy priorities: supporting democracy, opposing violent extremism, advancing inclusive economic growth, and adapting to climate change.  From the State Department

 

Iran’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Arab,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44017.pdf

Analyzes the motives and objectives behind Iran’s foreign policy including ideology, threat perceptions, national interests, and connections with terrorist groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Assessments, Responses, and Issues for the United States

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44003.pdf

Discusses the concerns about U.S. and European citizens who join terrorist fighting groups in the Middle East, the magnitude of the problem, and what European governments, in cooperation with the U.S., are doing to enhance national security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Education and Attitudes in Pakistan: Understanding Perceptions of Terrorism

Categories: Education,Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR367-Education-and-Attitudes-in-Pakistan.pdf

Examines attitudes among Pakistani youth toward terrorism and the U.S. and how features of the Pakistan education system are responsible for these attitudes. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R43980.pdf

Discusses the sources of funding for the Islamic State and how targeting their funding could degrade the organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Report to Congress with Respect to the Proposed Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/14/message-congress-report-congress-respect-proposed-rescission-cubas-desig

Brief statement of the President that Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism in the past 6 months and has provided assurances that it will not support acts of terrorism in the future.  Removes Cuba from list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  From the White House

 

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