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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

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

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2016/index.htm

Annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism during the past year. Includes country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation and profiles of designated terrorist organizations.  From the State Department

(crime/justice     foreign affairs     headlines      terrorism     WMD)

Ziglar v. Abbasi

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1358

4-2 Supreme Court decision that high U.S. officials can’t be held liable for alleged unconstitutional treatment of individuals detained after the 9/11 attacks.   Hundreds of illegal aliens were detained in the aftermath of the attacks.  The former Attorney General, FBI Director, and INS Commissioner were named as defendants.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Political Violence Against Americans 2016

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

https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/270940.htm

Lists incidents of terrorism and political violence directed against Americans over the past year.  This edition reports on a total of 67 incidents.  From the State Department

 

Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-05/sr404-industrial-scale-looting-of-afghanistan-s-mineral-resources.pdf

Describes the extent of mineral looting with related government corruption and the distribution of illegal wealth to fuel warlords  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

America’s Airports: The Threat From Within

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Americas-Airports-The-Threat-From-Within.pdf

Finds that inconsistencies exist in the degree of airport security across the country and that a majority of U.S. airports do not have full employee screening at secure access points.  From the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives

 

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