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Coup in Kyrgyzstan:  Developments and Implications

Coup in Kyrgyzstan: Developments and Implications

Date: April 14, 2005
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Description: The United States has been interested in helping Kyrgyzstan to enhance its sovereignty and territorial integrity, increase democratic participation and civil society, bolster economic reform and development, strengthen human rights, prevent weapons proliferation, and more effectively combat transnational terrorism and trafficking in persons and narcotics. The United States has pursued these interests throughout Central Asia, with special strategic attention to oil-rich Kazakhstan and regional-power Uzbekistan, and somewhat less to Kyrgyzstan. The significance of Kyrgyzstan to the United States increased after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: August 19, 2005
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
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: June 23, 2005
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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Indonesia: Domestic Politics, Strategic Dynamics, and American Interests

Indonesia: Domestic Politics, Strategic Dynamics, and American Interests

Date: May 20, 2005
Creator: Vaughn, Bruce
Description: None
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Iraq:  U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance

Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance

Date: August 25, 2004
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Syria: Political Conditions and Relations with the United States After the Iraq War

Syria: Political Conditions and Relations with the United States After the Iraq War

Date: February 28, 2005
Creator: Prados, Alfred B & Sharp, Jeremy M
Description: None
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China: Economic Sanctions

China: Economic Sanctions

Date: May 18, 2005
Creator: Rennack, Dianne E
Description: This report discusses a list of economic sanctions that the United States currently maintains against China. The influence of Congress on U.S. policy toward China, once significant because so much hung on the annual possibility that favorable trade terms could be suspended, has more recently been diffused. Sanctions that remain in place today can all be modified, eased, or lifted altogether by the President, without congressional input.
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Uganda: Recent Elections and Current Conditions

Uganda: Recent Elections and Current Conditions

Date: July 19, 2001
Creator: Dagne, Ted & Harding, Zarina
Description: None
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New Zealand: Background and Bilateral Relations with the United States

New Zealand: Background and Bilateral Relations with the United States

Date: June 16, 2005
Creator: Vaughn, Bruce
Description: None
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Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance

Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance

Date: October 24, 2005
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Cambodia: Background and U.S. Relations

Cambodia: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: July 8, 2005
Creator: Lum, Thomas
Description: This report provides historical context, discusses political and economic developments, and raises policy issues in Cambodia that affect U.S.-Cambodian relations. These issues include human rights, bilateral trade, U.S. foreign assistance to Cambodia, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, the Khmer Rouge tribunal, and Cambodia’s relations with its southeast Asian neighbors and China.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: December 29, 2011
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 Bahrain's relationship with the United States.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: January 5, 2011
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 the United States and with regional issues.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: July 7, 2011
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 the United States and with regional issues.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: August 3, 2011
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 the United States and with regional issues.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: October 18, 2011
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 Bahrain's relationship with the United States.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: March 21, 2011
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 the United States and with regional issues.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: March 10, 2011
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 the United States and with regional issues.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: April 26, 2010
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 Bahrain's relationship with the United States.
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Cuba After Fidel Castro: Issues for U.S. Policy

Cuba After Fidel Castro: Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: August 23, 2005
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P
Description: This report first examines various transition scenarios for Cuba after Fidel Castro. It then examines implications of the transition for U.S. policy, including U.S. government preparation and current legislative conditions for dealing with a new government.
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Cuba: An Economic Primer

Cuba: An Economic Primer

Date: June 20, 2002
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F & Stevens, Jennifer E
Description: This report provides an overview of the Cuban economy. Recent congressional interest in Cuba has centered on the partial lifting of trade sanctions on agricultural products and medicine. The 107th Congress may consider further easing of sanctions or other alterations to the trade embargo in effect since 1962. The paper first presents a brief historical overview of the Cuban economy. This history is characterized by dependence on major powers: first Spain, then the United States, and then the Soviet Union. The report then charts the different, and often conflicting, economic policy courses that Fidel Castro has pursued since his rise to power in 1959.
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Dominican Republic: Background and U.S. Relations

Dominican Republic: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: November 1, 2010
Creator: Seelke, Clare Ribando
Description: This report provides background information on current political and economic conditions in the Dominican Republic, as well as an overview of some of the key issues in U.S.-Dominican relations.
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Dominican Republic: Background and U.S. Relations

Dominican Republic: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: January 3, 2011
Creator: Ribando Seelke, Clare
Description: Report providing background information on current political and economic conditions in the Dominican Republic, as well as an overview of some of the key issues in U. S.-Dominican relations.
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Egypt: Transition under Military Rule

Egypt: Transition under Military Rule

Date: June 21, 2012
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the transition underway after the resignation of Egyption president, Hosni Mubarak, and the effect on U.S.-Egyptian relations. It analyzes several issues for Congress including Egyptian-Israeli relations and U.S. foreign aid to Egypt.
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