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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR377-An-Appraisal-of-Pakistan%E2%80%99s-Anti-Terrorism-Act.pdf

Describes the problems with Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act including the low conviction rates and what could be done to bring about improvements.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Publications/2015_National_Military_Strategy.pdf

Describes how the U.S. will employ our military forces to protect and advance our national interests in face of significant global disorder with challenges coming from traditional state actors and transregional networks of sub-state groups.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Presidential Policy Directive: Hostage Recovery Activities

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/24/presidential-policy-directive-hostage-recovery-activities

Redefines U.S. government policy relating to recovery of hostages held abroad.  From the White House.

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Combating Terrorism: Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation Process and U.S. Agency Enforcement Actions

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671028.pdf

Examines the process for designating FTOs, the extent to which the State Department considers input from other agencies during the designation process, and the consequences that U.S. agencies impose as a result of an FTO designation.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Terrorism,Women

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

Annual report on how the U.S. government views the human rights records of other countries.  The 2014 report aims harsh criticism at Iran and non-state terrorist organizations such as ISIL, Boko Haram, and al-Qaeda.  From the State Department

 

Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2014/index.htm

Annual report on trends and events in international terrorism with sections on regions of the world, state sponsors of terrorism, and foreign terrorist organizations.  From the State Department

 

Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/June_1225_Report_Final.pdf

Inaugural report in a new series of military reports on the situation in Afghanistan.  Reports on the noncombat mission to train, advise, and assist Afghan forces in the defense of their country.  From the Defense Department

 

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