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Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the U.S. and Russia which bans all land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. This report outlines the original treaty provisions and then discusses compliance concerns for both Russia and the U.S., as well as possible responses to the situation by the U.S.
Date: December 6, 2017
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SALYUT: Soviet Steps Toward Permanent Human Presence in Space

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which "has undertaken a study of the presence of Soviets in space and their Salyut space stations, in order to provide Congress with an informed view of Soviet capabilities and intentions" (p. iii).
Date: December 1983
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, July 6, 1942 : week of June 26 to July 2

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts including Midway, Western Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southwest Pacific, Mediterranean, China, and Jugoslavia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes two inset maps: "Rommel drives east for Suez"; Nazi-Russian battles near Kursk. Photographs: Saboteurs' weapons, Port of embarkation, Allied leaders in the Middle East [Major Gen. Russell L. Maxwell, General Sir Claude Auchinleck], Armoured observation car, U.S. Army troops in shadow of the pyramids; British mechanized unit salvages a disabled tank; Blocking Nazi tanks;"Production hits its stride". Back: Poster features photographs of British weapons.
Date: July 6, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Russia: Background and U.S. Policy

Description: This report provides descriptions and background information on Russian government organization and power, the Russian military's role, and U.S. policy toward Russia. Specific topics covered include Russian governmental structures and background, Vladimir Putin's rise to power, human rights concerns, opposition groups, the economy of Russia and the impact of sanctions, the foreign relations of Russia with other countries in Europe, NATO, the EU, China, Syria, and the U.S., the Ukraine conflict and Russian military aggression. U.S. policies toward Russia, U.S. sanctions on Russia, and cyber warfare.
Date: August 21, 2017
Creator: Welt, Cory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, July 13, 1942 : week of July 3 to July 10

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: China, Russia, Western Europe, Southwest Pacific, Convoys, Egypt, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: The sixth year of war in the China provinces; The Russian central front; Battleground of the Middle East. Photographs: British gliders; Lady drivers; The FBI walked in; Royal inspection; Southwest fighting bases
Date: July 13, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

Description: This report provides basic information about U.S. and Russian nonstrategic nuclear weapons, including history, security issues, and policy options.
Date: February 2, 2011
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests

Description: This report discusses the current political and economic conditions in Russia, focusing on the impact of Vladimir Putin's leadership and the leadership of his successor/protégé, Dmitriy Medvedev, both of which have steered Russia away from progress toward democratization. The report also discusses the state of the economy since the Soviet collapse in 1999, how the recent global economic downturn has affected Russia, the state of Russia's military, and the current relationship between Russia and the United States.
Date: February 1, 2011
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief discussion of Jordan's government and economy and of its cooperation in promoting Arab-Israeli peace and other U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East.
Date: February 2, 2011
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations

Description: This report describes the organizations controlling research and development (R&D) on nuclear weapons in several nations, and presents a brief history of the organizations controlling nuclear weapons R&D in the United States. It discusses whether these organizations are civilian or military, though in many nations the lines between civilian and military are blurred.
Date: February 28, 2011
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan; Belkin, Paul; Kan, Shirley A.; Kerr, Paul K.; Mix, Derek E. & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monitoring and Verification in Arms Control

Description: This report reviews some of the monitoring and verification provisions in the new START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia and compares these with some of the provisions in the original START Treaty. It focuses, specifically, on differences between the treaties in the provisions governing the exchange of data, known as telemetry, generated during missile flight tests; provisions governing the monitoring of mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); and differences in the numbers and types of on-site inspections.
Date: July 2, 2011
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent work on normal and superconducting inductive energy storage switching at the Efremov Institute, Leningrad, USSR

Description: Various forms of switches for both normal and superconducting inductive energy storage have been devised and developed at NIIEFA. At the present time, however, a major portion of the efforts of the Institute in these fields is being applied to the design and construction of coils for tokamak ''T-10M.'' The superconducting toroidal field coils (the design of which is still uncertain) will be switched by simple switches made of Nb-Ti ribbon. The normal coils for the poloidal field will be switched by a simple metal contactor breaker. As the ''T-10M'' project proceeds, perhaps some of the innovative inductive storage and switching work can continue and when ''T-10M'' is complete, the basic research can resume at full level.
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Machalek, M. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, June 29, 1942 : week of June 19 to June 26

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: The siege of Sevastopol ; Theater of operations in the Aleutians. Photographs: Battle along the Atlantic; Damaged Japanese cruiser following Battle of Midway; Loading supplies; Moving on Moulmein; Russian Front; Trying Aussie favorite; West Coast patrol; Raising damaged Japanese midget sub. Back: Text describes the principal combat ships in fleets around the world. Includes photos of battleship, aircraft carrier, cruiser, submarine, destroyer, torpedo boat, minesweeper, and net tender.
Date: June 29, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Immersion Librarianship: An assessment of transforming LIS students' professional worldview through a service learning project at an international school library

Description: This paper was presented at the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress. This paper contains a summary of the study to discern what students learned from a library and information science service learning study abroad program to Russia in 2012.
Date: June 21, 2017
Creator: Walczyk, Christine & Schultz-Jones, Barbara
Partner: UNT College of Information

Geology, Soil, and Climate at Specific Points Throughout the World, Volume 2: Europe, U.S.S.R., and Southwest Asia

Description: This is part of a series of reports that cover the study of 202 sites throughout the world providing data on rock and soil to a depth of 100 feet and on climatic conditions. This volume discusses locations in Europe, the U.S.S.R. and Southwest Asia.
Date: October 1966
Creator: Ruane, Paul J.; Woo, C. C.; Gardner, Louis S.; Newton, Elisabeth G.; Reimer, Allen & Zarza, Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Permian Phosphorite Deposits of Western United States

Description: Report describing the phosphorite deposits of the western United States with the objective of outlining features that are common to both the Kara Tau phosphorite deposits of Russia and the western United States deposits in an effort to define their origin.
Date: October 1952
Creator: McKelvey, V. E.; Swanson, R. W. & Sheldon, R. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions

Description: This report discusses the new START treaty between the U.S. and Russia that limits each countries number of ballistic missiles and nuclear capable bombers. This treaty came into effect on February 5, 2011 and is a replacement for the original START treaty implemented in 1991. This report covers the treaties main rules and regulations, the ratification process, compliance assessment, and issues for Congress.
Date: October 5, 2017
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Open Skies Treaty: Issues in the Current Debate

Description: This report discuses the Open Skies Treaty that was signed in 1992 and began operation in 2002 between 34 countries in Europe and North America including the U.S. It allows member countries to fly unarmed observation flights with cameras and video capabilities within certain parameters in other member countries territory without air-space restrictions over military installations and activities to increase transparency and help prevent accidental war. Recent noncompliance by Russia in certain areas is also discussed.
Date: August 10, 2017
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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