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Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Date: June 9, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W.
Description: This report discusses the issue of U.S. economic assistance to sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the importance of continued assistance in light of U.S. national security and also various U.S.-led efforts to promote reform amongst African citizens themselves. U.S. assistance finds its way to Africa through a variety of channels, including the USAID-administered DA program, food aid programs, and indirect aid provided through international financial institutions and the United Nations.
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Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction

Post-War Iraq: Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction

Date: June 6, 2005
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Foreign Assistance to North Korea

Foreign Assistance to North Korea

Date: May 26, 2005
Creator: Manyin, Mark E
Description: None
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Millennium Challenge Account: Implementation of a New U.S. Foreign Aid Initiative

Millennium Challenge Account: Implementation of a New U.S. Foreign Aid Initiative

Date: May 25, 2005
Creator: Nowels, Larry
Description: None
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Foreign Aid: Understanding Data Used to Compare Donors

Foreign Aid: Understanding Data Used to Compare Donors

Date: May 23, 2005
Creator: Nowels, Larry
Description: None
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Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Date: May 19, 2005
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: The United States and its allies are helping Afghanistan emerging from more than 22 years of warfare, although substantial risk to Afghan stability remains. Before the U.S. military campaign against the orthodox Islamist Taliban movement began on October 7, 2001, Afghanistan had been mired in conflict since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The defeat of the Taliban has enabled the United States and its coalition partners to send forces throughout Afghanistan to search for Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters and leaders that remain at large, including Osama bin Laden. As the war against remaining Al Qaeda and Taliban elements winds down, the United States is shifting its military focus toward stabilizing the interim government, including training a new Afghan national army, and supporting the international security force (ISAF) that is helping the new government provide security.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests

Date: May 12, 2005
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Description: The United States recognized the independence of all the former Soviet republics by the end of 1991, including the South Caucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The United States has fostered these states' ties with the West in part to end the dependence of these states on Russia for trade, security, and other relations. The FREEDOM Support Act of 1992 provides authorization for assistance to the Eurasian states for humanitarian needs, democratization, and other purposes. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the Administration appealed for a national security waiver of the prohibition on aid to Azerbaijan, in consideration of Azerbaijan's assistance to the international coalition to combat terrorism. Azerbaijani and Georgian troops participate in stabilization efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Armenian personnel serve in Iraq.
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HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

Date: May 12, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W
Description: None
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Iraq:  Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance

Iraq: Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance

Date: May 12, 2005
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: None
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Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Date: May 10, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W
Description: This report discusses the issue of U.S. economic assistance to sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the importance of continued assistance in light of U.S. national security and also various U.S.-led efforts to promote reform amongst African citizens themselves. U.S. assistance finds its way to Africa through a variety of channels, including the USAID-administered DA program, food aid programs, and indirect aid provided through international financial institutions and the United Nations.
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Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance

Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance

Date: April 26, 2005
Creator: Mark, Clyde R
Description: None
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U.S. Assistance to North Korea

U.S. Assistance to North Korea

Date: April 26, 2005
Creator: Manyin, Mark E
Description: None
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Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Date: April 21, 2005
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Afghanistan’s stabilization appears to be gathering strength, about three years after the U.S.-led war that brought the current government to power. Successful presidential elections held on October 9, 2004 appear to be accelerating political and economic reconstruction, and the insurgency led by remnants of the former Taliban regime has been diminishing significantly. Since the defeat of the Taliban, Afghanistan no longer serves as a safe base of operations for Al Qaeda. Remaining obstacles to stability include the continued local authority of militias controlled by regional leaders and growing narcotics trafficking. U.S. stabilization measures focus on strengthening the central government and its security forces. This report discusses U.S. efforts in Afghanistan at length, as well as the efforts of other countries around the world and the costs of U.S. aid to Afghanistan.
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U.S. Assistance to the Former Soviet Union

U.S. Assistance to the Former Soviet Union

Date: April 14, 2005
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: This report describes the broad framework of U.S. assistance programs and policies in the former Soviet Union and then focuses on the foreign operations FREEDOM Support Act (FSA) account which, encompassing all U.S. objectives in the region, has often been the means by which Congress has expressed its views and sought to influence policy.
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HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W
Description: None
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Iraq: Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance

Iraq: Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance

Date: March 23, 2005
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: Large-scale reconstruction assistance programs are being undertaken by the United States following the war with Iraq. To fund such programs, Congress approved on April 12, 2003, a $2.48 billion Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) in the FY2003 Supplemental Appropriation. On November 6, 2003, the President signed into law P.L. 108-106, the FY2004 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, providing $18.4 billion for Iraq reconstruction. Contributions pledged at the October 24, 2003, Madrid donor conference by other donors amounted to roughly $3.6 billion in grant aid and as much as $13.3 billion in possible loans. This report describes recent developments in this assistance effort.
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Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues

Date: March 21, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W.
Description: This report discusses the issue of U.S. economic assistance to sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the importance of continued assistance in light of U.S. national security and also various U.S.-led efforts to promote reform amongst African citizens themselves. U.S. assistance finds its way to Africa through a variety of channels, including the USAID-administered DA program, food aid programs, and indirect aid provided through international financial institutions and the United Nations.
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Post-War Iraq: A Table and Chronology of Foreign Contributions

Post-War Iraq: A Table and Chronology of Foreign Contributions

Date: March 18, 2005
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M & Blanchard, Christopher M
Description: None
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Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance

Israel: U.S. Foreign Assistance

Date: March 7, 2005
Creator: Mark, Clyde R
Description: None
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United States Aid to the Palestinians

United States Aid to the Palestinians

Date: March 4, 2005
Creator: Mark, Clyde R
Description: None
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Iraq:  United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Iraq: United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Date: March 2, 2005
Creator: Coipuram, Thomas, Jr.
Description: None
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HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006

Date: February 23, 2005
Creator: Copson, Raymond W
Description: None
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U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2006 Request

U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2006 Request

Date: February 17, 2005
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M
Description: None
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U.S. Assistance to North Korea: A Fact Sheet

U.S. Assistance to North Korea: A Fact Sheet

Date: February 11, 2005
Creator: Manyin, Mark E
Description: None
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