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HIST 302 Arab-Israeli Conflict: U.S. Govt. Information Resources

Taught during fall 2017 by Professor Stacy Holden.

U.S. Government Information Resources

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)-The official edited documentary record of U.S. foreign.  Broken down by presidential administration and geographic areas. Volumes released approximately 30 years after events.

Treaties and International Acts (Lists treaties with foreign countries and international govt. organizations the U.S. is involved with).

Jan. 2015 State Dept.  (International Security Advisory Board) report on Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA)

2008 U.S.-Iraq SOFA Agreement

2009 Congressional Research Service report on SOFA's

National Archives State Dept. Central Files  1973-1979 (Raw transcripts of State Dept. telegrams)

USAID Explorer (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) record of U.S. foreign economic assistance from 2001-2015.  See U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Green Book) for this data going back to 1945. (Also includes military assistance)

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA Facts Book and Fiscal Year Series (Defense Dept. agency recording U.S. military weapons sales)

Central Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) National Intelligence Estimates

National Security Agency (NSA) Documents on USS Liberty Sinking during 1967 Arab-Israeli War

ProQuest Congressional (Historic U.S. Congressional debates, legislation, committee hearings, and committee reports on legislation)

DOD Historians Office

House Appropriations Committee (See esp. subcommittees on defense, State Dept., and foreign operations)

HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

House Armed Services Committee

HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

House Foreign Affairs Committee

and HERE and HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

Senate Committee on Appropriations (see especially defense and STate Dept., Foreign Operations Subcommittees)

HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

Senate Armed Services Committee

HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

HERE via Hathitrust Catalog

Smithsonian Institution Freer and Sackler Galleries (Contain Mideast and East Asian arts)

Maps Arab-Israeli Wars 1948-1973 (Courtesy:  U.S. Military Academy)  Maps of Israel-Palestine Conflict (Courtesy:  British Broadcasting Corporation)

Congressional Research Service (Courtesy:  Library of Congress 2018-present)

Israel and the Palestineans:  Chronology of a Two-State Solution (May 31, 2019 CRS report)

CIA Mideast Maps (Courtesy:  Perrry-Castaneda Library University of Texas-Austin)

Combat Studies Institute Press publications on Arab-Israeli Wars (Produced by the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College)

Institute for the Study of War (Non-governmental) Excellent source for information on current Mideast conflicts.


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