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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978-December 1980, Second Revised Edition

Categories: Arab,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

https://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v09Ed2/pdf/frus1977-80v09Ed2.pdf

Incorporates handwritten notes by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis during the September 5-17, 1978 Camp David summit.  This material, discovered after the publication of the first edition, enhances the documentary record presented there.  From the State Department

 

2018 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018%20Special%20301.pdf

The annual U.S. review of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Identifies 12 countries on the priority watch list, including China, Russia, Canada, and India, for insufficient protection of property rights.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

 

Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Iran,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180504_R44761_aea5a473b3849e1096be89c61dae7b8e44febe76.pdf

Outlines the legal framework for withdrawal from international agreements under U.S. and international law and applies the procedure to the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action related to Iran’s nuclear program—treaties the Trump Administration has announced its intention to abandon.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Decision to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180509_R44942_cc7e7c0820a7cae76cf8345f8d55bc9f1a5e9bfd.pdf

Analyzes the U.S. pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action treaty with Iran, the reasons given by the president, and the potential implications including the willingness of other nations to engage in treaty negotiations with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Findings of the Investigation into China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Section%20301%20FINAL.PDF

Reports on the results of a U.S. investigation into China’s intellectual property and technology transfer actions with regard to U.S. exports. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. Trade Policy Primer: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R45148.pdf

As Trump administration trade policies generate international controversies, this report describes the fundamentals of trade including the basics of trade, U.S. trade trends, the development of U.S. trade policy, trade policy tools, and the link between international investment and trade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

A Peace Treaty with North Korea?

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/r45169.pdf

Discusses the current prospects for conclusion of a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War and the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear arms program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018/AR/2018%20Annual%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

The major annual description of the administration’s trade policy objectives.  Covers trade agreements in effect, trade enforcement activities, trade policy development, and a section on the World Trade Organization.  Issued as the president announces new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will be introduced.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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