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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The European Union: Questions and Answers

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Date: May 18, 2009
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership between 27 sovereign member states. The report describes the formation of the EU, the three main institutions of the EU, and the EU's relationship with the United States.
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North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Development and Diplomacy

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Development and Diplomacy

Date: March 30, 2009
Creator: Niksch, Larry A.
Description: This report provides background information on the nuclear negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Since August 2003, negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs have involved six governments: the United States, North Korea, China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia.
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Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Date: June 19, 2009
Creator: Bea, Keith & Garrett, R. Sam
Description: This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
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Serbia and Montenegro: Current Situation and U.S. Policy

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

Date: June 21, 2006
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic's long reign came to an end in October 2000, when he was deposed from power by a popular revolt after he refused to concede defeat in an election for the post of President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) won by his opponent, Vojislav Kostunica. Organized crime, extremists within the Serbian military and security apparatus, and the links between them continue to pose a threat to Serbia's democratic development. The United States and other Western countries have sought to encourage Serbia and Montenegro's integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions. However, these efforts have been hampered by controversy over the future status of Serbia's Kosovo province, Serbia's failure to fully cooperate with the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal, and Serbia's fitful progress in such areas as rule of law and military and security sector reform.
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Serbia and Montenegro: Current Situation and U.S. Policy

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

Date: January 11, 2006
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: None
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Serbia and Montenegro Union: Background and Pending Dissolution

Serbia and Montenegro Union: Background and Pending Dissolution

Date: May 24, 2006
Creator: Kim, Julie
Description: On May 21, 2006, Montenegro held a long-awaited referendum on independence. Serbia and Montenegro were the last remnants of the former Yugoslavia to exist in a common state. They formed a new, highly decentralized state union under an agreement brokered by the EU in 2002-2003, which allowed for either republic to hold a referendum after three years. Serbia's political leaders supported continuation of the union but recognized the referendum outcome. The impending dissolution of the Serbia and Montenegro union comes at the same time as the international community is conducting talks on the future status of Kosovo, a disputed province in Serbia.
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Tunisia: Current Issues

Tunisia: Current Issues

Date: June 29, 2009
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report discusses the governmental structure and current political state of Tunisia, as well as additional general information regarding Tunisia's economy and dealings with terrorist groups. This report also describes the U.S.-Tunisian relationship in brief.
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U.S. Conventional Forces and Nuclear Deterrence: A China Case Study

U.S. Conventional Forces and Nuclear Deterrence: A China Case Study

Date: August 11, 2006
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher; Kan, Shirley A & Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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The Republic of the Philippines: Background and U.S. Relations

The Republic of the Philippines: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: January 10, 2006
Creator: Lum, Thomas & Niksch, Larry A
Description: None
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U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

Date: July 21, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

Date: June 27, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Legislation

U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Legislation

Date: September 5, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon & Parillo, Jill Marie
Description: None
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U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Legislation

U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Current Legislation

Date: July 20, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon & Parillo, Jill Marie
Description: None
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U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Significance, Prospects, and Policy Options

U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Significance, Prospects, and Policy Options

Date: August 30, 2006
Creator: Cooper, William H
Description: None
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U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy

U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: June 27, 2006
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: March 9, 2006
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy

Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy

Date: January 17, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P
Description: None
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The U.S.-European Union Banana Dispute

The U.S.-European Union Banana Dispute

Date: December 11, 2001
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E
Description: None
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U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 30, 2006
Creator: Manyin, Mark E
Description: None
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U.S. Security Assistance to the Palestinian Authority

U.S. Security Assistance to the Palestinian Authority

Date: June 24, 2009
Creator: Zanotti, Jim
Description: This report describes U.S. security assistance in Palestine and how such assistance might lead to progress on (1) the Israeli-Palestinian political track, (2) Palestinian civil society, governance, and economic development, and (3) efforts to end geographical and factional divisions between Palestinians in the West Bank and in Gaza. Policymakers disagree on this issue in various ways, all of which are outlined in this report.
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Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: August 23, 2006
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: None
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Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: May 5, 2004
Creator: Armanios, Febe
Description: The issue of women’s rights in Iraq has taken on new relevance, following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, efforts to reconstruct Iraq, and recent elections for a Transitional National Assembly (TNA). Over the past three years, the Bush Administration has reiterated its interest in ensuring that Iraqi women participate in politics and ongoing reconstruction efforts in Iraq. There has also been a widening debate regarding the extent to which the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts have been able to enhance women’s rights in Iraq and encourage their participation in Iraq’s governing institutions.
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Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: March 13, 2006
Creator: Pina, Aaron D
Description: The issue of women’s rights in Iraq has taken on new relevance, following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, efforts to reconstruct Iraq, and recent elections for a Transitional National Assembly (TNA). Over the past three years, the Bush Administration has reiterated its interest in ensuring that Iraqi women participate in politics and ongoing reconstruction efforts in Iraq. There has also been a widening debate regarding the extent to which the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts have been able to enhance women’s rights in Iraq and encourage their participation in Iraq’s governing institutions.
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Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: July 7, 2009
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: With limited natural resources, a crippling illiteracy rate, and high population growth, Yemen faces an array of daunting development challenges that some observers believe make it at risk for becoming a failed state in the next few decades. As the country's population rapidly rises, resources dwindle, and terrorist groups take root in the outlying provinces, the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress are left to grapple with the consequences of Yemeni instability. As President Obama and the 111th Congress reassess U.S. policy toward the Arab world, the opportunity for improved U.S.-Yemeni ties is strong, though recurring tensions over counterterrorism cooperation and lack of U.S. interest in Yemen within the broader foreign policy community persist.
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