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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v21

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department

 

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Asia,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R41368.pdf

Provides background information on Turkey, discusses the evolution of U.S.-Turkish economic and political relations, emphasizes the strategic importance of Turkey’s location, the June 2013 protests and their implications, and U.S. policy options relating to mutual security and trade.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Union Enlargement

Categories: European Union,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21344.pdf

Describes the evolution of the European Union, its growth from 15 to 27 countries in the last decade, how the process works, and the prospects for further enlargement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Mexico,Russia,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42864.pdf

Discusses the challenges presented for U.S. trade policies of China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey due to their rising trade flows, rapidly growing economies, and greater involvement in World Trade Organization negotiations and dispute settlements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Pocketbook on the Enlargement Countries: 2012 Edition

Categories: European Union,Statistics,Turkey

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-GM-12-001/EN/KS-GM-12-001-EN.PDF

A statistical report on the political and economic development of the nine enlargement countries of the European Union.  Covers Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, and Kosovo.  From Eurostat

 

Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq,Israel,Syria,Terrorism,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33487.pdf

Discusses the current situation in Syria and the problems posed by the fighting including refugee flows, terrorist involvement, control of Syrian weapon stockpiles, and the spread of violence to neighboring countries like Israel, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

Categories: Argentina,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,indonesia,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R42385.pdf

Explains how the Arms Export Control Act  places restrictions on the use of U.S. supplied defense items and provides examples of U.S. responses to possible violations by Argentina, Israel, Indonesia, and Turkey.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Union Enlargement

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21344.pdf

European Union membership has grown from 15 to 27 countries since 2004.  The enlargement process is seen as a way to integrate European states and promote functioning democracies.  With five additional candidates for membership: Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Turkey, questions have been raised about whether further enlargement will create problems relating to financing, identity, and migrant labor.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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