Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Statement by the President on Ukraine, March 17, 2014

Categories: Asia,European Union,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/17/statement-president-ukraine

 

Announces new sanctions against Russia as a result of the intrusion into Crimea.  From the White House

 

Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-16.pdf

 

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.

 

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation

 

Executive order of the president which asserts that persons who are asserting government authority in Crimea without authorization of the government of Ukraine are threatening peace and posing a threat to the national security of the U.S. and imposes financial penalties by blocking transfer or sale of their property in the U.S.

 

Crimean History, Status, and Referendum

Categories: Asia,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/03/crimean-history-status-and-referendum/

 

Describes the history of Crimea, including past attempts to break away from Ukraine, and legal considerations involved in efforts to assert independence and join Russia.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Psychiatry as a Tool for Coercion in Post-Soviet Countries

Categories: Communism,European Union,Mental Health,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/studiesdownload.html?languageDocument=EN&file=95990

 

Charges that in Russia and the Ukraine people are still being hospitalized for non-medical reasons with psychiatry serving as a tool of repression.  From the European Parliament

 

Moldova: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,European Union,NATO,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21981.pdf

 

Describes the current situation of Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, but one that is strategically located between NATO and EU member Romania and the Ukraine.  The U.S. has welcomed free elections but expressed concern about the level of crime and human trafficking.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2013 Special 301 Report [on Intellectual Property Rights]

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Property Rights,Treaties,Ukraine

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/05012013%202013%20Special%20301%20Report.pdf

 

Reviews annually the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Targets Ukraine and China for special attention due to deterioration of enforcement and misappropriation of trade secrets.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Rising Grain Exports by the Former Soviet Union Region: Causes and Outlook

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/996699/whs13a01.pdf

 

Looks at the prospects for grain exports from Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan over the next 10 years.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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