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The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)

The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)

Date: August 27, 2014
Creator: Epstein, Susan B. & Tiersky, Alex
Description: This report briefly discusses the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) that provides short-, medium-, and long-term blueprints for how to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives and values through the operations of both the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

Date: August 21, 2014
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: This report provides background on China's economic rise; describes its current economic structure; identifies the challenges China faces to maintain economic growth; and discusses the challenges, opportunities, and implications of China's economic rise for the United States.
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Iran Sanctions

Iran Sanctions

Date: August 19, 2014
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the recent development regarding the negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program. It provides background information on Iranian nuclear program and debates the November 24 Joint Plan of Action Elements.
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The U.S. Military Presence in Okinawa and the Futenma Base Controversy

The U.S. Military Presence in Okinawa and the Futenma Base Controversy

Date: August 14, 2014
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma & Rinehart, Ian E.
Description: This report provides background information on the U.S.-Japan alliance and discusses the politics of U.S. basing in Okinawa.
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Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio- Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio- Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Date: August 7, 2014
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. With respect to continued cooperation and foreign assistance, these issues include security and governance, protection of human rights and human rights conditions on some U.S. military aid to Guatemala, support for the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, combating narcotics trafficking and organized crime, trade relations, and inter-country adoption.
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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: August 1, 2014
Creator: Zanotti, Jim
Description: This report provides background information on Turkey and discusses possible policy options for Members of Congress and the Obama Administration.
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Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: July 31, 2014
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.
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Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress

Date: July 31, 2014
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Cuba as well as its relationship with the United States. In particular, the report focuses on U.S. policy regarding Cuba including various economic sanctions, human rights issues, and foreign aid appropriations.
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The European Union: Questions and Answers

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Date: July 31, 2014
Creator: Archick, Kristin
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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NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

Date: July 31, 2014
Creator: Belkin, Paul; Mix, Derek E. & Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report addresses the NATO and U.S. military response to the crisis in Ukraine. It does not discuss political, economic, or energy policy responses.
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