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Ninth Report to Congress Pursuant to the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,Haiti,Latin America,Ukraine

Latest annual report, covering 2014-15, on U.S. anticorruption efforts and corresponding efforts by priority countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Ukraine.  From the State Department


Regulation of Drones

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress


Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Russia,Ukraine,United Nations


Estimates the loss of life at about 2,200 since fighting in Ukraine began in April 2014.  Claims that armed rebel groups are now professionally equipped and benefitting from a supply of sophisticated weapons.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights



U.S. – EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Ukraine


Briefly reviews the policies adopted by the U.S. and the European Union in response to Russian actions and the crisis in Ukraine.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Sanctions on Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia,Ukraine


Brief discussion of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the current debate over the effect of further sanctions following the downing of the Malaysian commercial airliner, allegedly by separatists allied with Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

Categories: East Europe,NATO,Russia,Ukraine


Discusses actions taken by NATO members in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and threats to the territory of eastern Ukraine and U.S. military moves in the region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Peace and Security: The Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Russia,Ukraine,United Nations


One of a series of UN research guides .  Provides links to Security Council meetings on the Ukraine crisis, Security Council reports, and other information.  From the Dag Hammarskjold Library of the United Nations


Executive Order—Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Asia,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine


Expands original executive order to wider group of Russian officials following incursion into Crimea.  From the White House



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