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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/544564/EXPO_BRI%282015%29544564_EN.pdf

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament

 

2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

 

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/235606.htm

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department

 

 

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43832.pdf

Offers background information about the INF Treaty, U.S. concerns about Russian compliance with the treaty, and policy options for Congress in responding to concerns about Russian compliance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Selected CRS Materials on Detention and Interrogation of Terrorist Suspects and Enemy Belligerents

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/crsdet.pdf

Offers a set of links to previously issued Congressional Research Service reports on the issue of international agreements and domestic legislation concerning the treatment and interrogation of detainees. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

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

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Foreign Countries: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41910.pdf

Discusses broad themes related to nuclear cooperation with other countries including proliferation threats posed by civil nuclear commerce, the sagging market share of the U.S. nuclear industry, and bilateral relations with other countries.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

Includes the foreword by Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, Findings and Conclusions, and the lengthy Executive Summary.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

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