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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XLII, Vietnam: The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Negotiations

Categories: History,Vietnam

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v42

Includes a complete set of the memoranda of conversation between Kissinger and North Vietnamese Politburo member, Le Duc Tho.  Covers the evolution of U.S and Vietnamese negotiating positions, the agreement on the Accords, and how the aftermath failed to lead to a political settlement of the war.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Volume VI, Public Diplomacy, 1961-1963

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History,Vietnam

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1917-72PubDipv06/pdf/frus1917-72PubDipv06.pdf

Another in a series of retrospective volumes designed to improve coverage of public diplomacy in the period from World War I to the 1970s.  This volume focuses on the management of public diplomacy during a series of crises involving the Cold War including the Bay of Pigs invasion, construction of the Berlin Wall, early involvement in Indochina and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Employment Situation of Veterans—2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Vietnam

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

The unemployment rate for post-2001 veterans moved down to 5.1% in 2016.  Provides details about veterans’ employment status by gender, age, service-connected disability status, and state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Indonesia and Vietnam

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Vietnam

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/673422.pdf

Presents case studies of U.S. and Chinese trade and investment competition in Vietnam and Indonesia. Public version of a report that is also being issued in a nonpublic, sensitive version for government officials. From the Government Accountability Office

 

China’s Economic Ties with ASEAN: A Country-by-Country Analysis

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Statistics,Vietnam

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Economic%20Ties%20with%20ASEAN.pdf

Assesses China’s economic significance for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including China’s trade and investment with ASEAN as a whole, and statistics on the volume and percentage of each ASEAN nation’s trade with China.  A staff report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

Foreign Relations of the United States 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII. Part 2. Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Vietnam

http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v38p2/pdf/frus1969-76v38p2.pdf

Documents the effect of the Vietnam War outcome, the Watergate Scandal, the Nixon resignation, and greater Congressional assertiveness in foreign affairs on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department

 

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