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U.S.-South Korea Relations

U.S.-South Korea Relations

Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.; Chanlett-Avery, Emma & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Description: This report covers the background and current state of the relationship of the United States with the Republic of Korea (ROK, formerly South Korea), including economic and trade issues, North Korea, naval, and military events. It is a general overview of the current state of relations with South Korea.
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Liberia’s Post-War Transition: Key Issues

Liberia’s Post-War Transition: Key Issues

Date: July 20, 2005
Creator: Cook, Nicolas
Description: This report discusses the political situation in Liberia after it ended the second civil war, the current humanitarian and security situation, as well its relations with United States.
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Taiwan’s National Development Conference: Proposed Policy Changes and Implications for the United States

Taiwan’s National Development Conference: Proposed Policy Changes and Implications for the United States

Date: February 24, 1997
Creator: Sutter, Robert G.
Description: This report discusses Taiwan’s National Development and and policy changes important to Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States.
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Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: January 31, 2013
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report offers background information on Ukraine's current political and economic situation, and foreign policy towards NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the European Union, and Russia. It also discusses U.S. policy, U.S. aid to Ukraine, the congressional response, and related legislation.
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Zimbabwe: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Zimbabwe: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: June 21, 2007
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report describes current political issues in Zimbabwe, the recent developments and reactions from the international community, including those of the United States.
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Rebuilding the Iraqi Media: Issues for Congress

Rebuilding the Iraqi Media: Issues for Congress

Date: December 3, 2003
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report discusses the U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraqi media after the fall of Saddam Hussein's rule.
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Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Date: December 15, 2005
Creator: Ribando, Clare
Description: This report describes the nature and scope of the problem of trafficking in persons in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report then describes U.S. efforts to deal with trafficking in persons in the region, as well as discusses the successes and failures of some recent country and regional anti-trafficking efforts. The report concludes by raising several issues for policy consideration that may be helpful as the 109th Congress continues to address human trafficking as part of its authorization, appropriations, and oversight activities.
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Pakistan: Chronology of Recent Events

Pakistan: Chronology of Recent Events

Date: July 25, 2005
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: This report describes the social and political situation in Pakistan. The report presents the important events in chronological order.
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Russia and U.S. Foreign Assistance: 1992-1996

Russia and U.S. Foreign Assistance: 1992-1996

Date: March 20, 1996
Creator: Tarnoff, Curt
Description: This report provides historical background that may be useful to Congress as it considers funding levels, types of programs, and problems in implementation of U.S. assistance to other countries.
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Pakistan’s 2008 Elections: Results and Implications for U.S. Policy

Pakistan’s 2008 Elections: Results and Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: April 9, 2008
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: This report provides background information on social and political situation in Pakistan. The report discusses the political crisis, parliamentary elections, new civilian government in Pakistan and its implications for U.S. policy.
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Guatemala: Political, Security, and SocioEconomic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Guatemala: Political, Security, and SocioEconomic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Date: May 16, 2013
Creator: Taft-Morales, Maureen
Description: This report provides an overview of Guatemala’s current political and economic conditions, relations with the United States, and several issues likely to figure in future decisions by Congress and the Administration regarding Guatemala.
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Pakistan-U.S. Relations

Pakistan-U.S. Relations

Date: June 21, 2006
Creator: Kronstadt, K. Alan
Description: This report discusses U.S.-Pakistan relationship marked by periods of both cooperation and discord, which was transformed by the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States into the enlistment of Pakistan as a key ally in U.S.-led counterterrorism efforts. This report outlines key aspects of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, as well as of Pakistan's economic conditions, political environment, handling of ongoing separatist violence, and nuclear nonproliferation.
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Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Date: April 4, 2016
Creator: Serafino, Nina M.
Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. assistance to and engagement with foreign military and other security forces, focusing on Department of State and DOD roles. It lays out the historical evolution and current framework of the Department of State-DOD shared responsibility. It concludes with a brief overview of salient issues.
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Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: April 27, 2016
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L.
Description: This report provides an overview of the situation in Ukraine. Following the February 2014 collapse of the Kremlin-supported government of President Viktor Yanukovych, there was an emergence of a pro-Western, pro-reform government and an energized public generally anxious to lessen Moscow's influence, committed to addressing the need for serious reform and determined to draw closer to Europe and the United States.
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The March 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

The March 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Date: March 14, 2016
Creator: Nikitin, Mary Beth D.
Description: This report discusses the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), a biennial summit which aims to focus global attention at the highest level of government on the threat of nuclear terrorism.
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Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances

Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances

Date: April 6, 2016
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report examines developments in U.S. policy restricting travel and remittances to Cuba, including significant changes that have occurred, current permissible travel and remittances, enforcement of the travel restrictions, and debate on lifting the travel restrictions.
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Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: March 29, 2016
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L.
Description: This report provides an overview of the situation in Ukraine. Following the February 2014 collapse of the Kremlin-supported government of President Viktor Yanukovych, there was an emergence of a pro-Western, pro-reform government and an energized public generally anxious to lessen Moscow's influence, committed to addressing the need for serious reform and determined to draw closer to Europe and the United States.
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Indonesia: Background and U.S. Relations

Indonesia: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: June 26, 2015
Creator: Dolven, Ben & Mackey, Wil
Description: This report provides background information on social and political situation in Indonesia and its relations with United States.
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U.S. Sanctions on Burma

U.S. Sanctions on Burma

Date: October 19, 2012
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Description: This report provides a brief history of U.S. policy towards Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an examination of additional sanctions that have been considered, but not enacted, by Congress, or that could be imposed under existing law or executive orders. The report concludes with a discussion of options for Congress.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Date: February 12, 2013
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current state of Bahrain, which has undergone substantial political reforms since the late 1990s, but which still suffers from tension between the Shiite majority and the Sunni-led government. This report focuses particularly on Bahrain's relationship with Iran and with the United States.
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Economic Sanctions to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Goals: Discussion and Guide to Current Law

Economic Sanctions to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Goals: Discussion and Guide to Current Law

Date: June 5, 1998
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E. & Shuey, Robert D.
Description: This report provides background on foreign policy sanctions and the events that might necessitate their use, criteria to consider when determining if sanctions are appropriate, approaches that might be effective, and aspects of the use of sanctions that are sometimes overlooked or not considered fully. The report also provides an uncomplicated map of where sanctions policies and options currently may be found in U.S. law.
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Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy

Date: June 26, 2007
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: This report reviews policy proposals and interim contracts, analyzes the positions of various Iraqi political actors, and discusses potential implications for U.S. foreign policy goals in Iraq.
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Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances

Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances

Date: June 20, 2016
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report examines developments in U.S. policy restricting travel and remittances to Cuba, including significant changes that have occurred, current permissible travel and remittances, enforcement of the travel restrictions, and debate on lifting the travel restrictions.
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Serbia and Montenegro: Current Situation and U.S. Policy

Serbia and Montenegro: Current Situation and U.S. Policy

Date: February 7, 2005
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report discusses the state of politics in Serbia and Montenegro following the downfall of Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevec in October 2000. In particular, the report focuses on aid from the United States to support political reforms and the various conditions set regarding the war crimes tribunal.
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