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Israel's Blockade of Gaza, the Mavi Marmara Incident, and Its Aftermath

Israel's Blockade of Gaza, the Mavi Marmara Incident, and Its Aftermath

Date: June 16, 2010
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report provides background information on the Israel's blockade on Gaza, and it discusses the raid on the MV Marmara, the free Gaza Movement, views form Israel and Turkey, international reaction and the U.S. position.
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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: July 8, 2010
Creator: Kan, Shirley A.
Description: This report discusses the United States counterterrorism cooperation with China after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This effort raised short-term policy issues about how to elicit cooperation and how to address China's concerns about military action (Operation Enduring Freedom). Longer-term questions have concerned whether counterterrorism has strategically transformed bilateral relations and whether China's support has been valuable and not obtained at the expense of other U.S. interests.
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United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues

United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues

Date: May 19, 2010
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann & Nakamura, Kennon H.
Description: This report tracks the process by which Congress provides the funding for U.S. assessed contributions to the regular budgets of the United Nations, its agencies, and U.N. peacekeeping operation accounts, as well as for U.S. voluntary contributions to U.N. system programs and funds. It includes information on the President's request and the congressional response, as well as congressional initiatives during this legislative process. Basic information is provided to help the reader understand this process.
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Nigeria's 2015 Elections and the Boko Haram Crisis

Nigeria's 2015 Elections and the Boko Haram Crisis

Date: January 28, 2015
Creator: Ploch Blanchard, Lauren
Description: This report provides an overview of the social and political situation in Nigeria. The report discusses the 2015 election in Nigeria, the rising threat of Boko Haram, and the U.S. policy and assistance.
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The Islamic State in Egypt: Implications for U.S.-Egyptian Relations

The Islamic State in Egypt: Implications for U.S.-Egyptian Relations

Date: December 18, 2014
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report discusses Islamist militancy in Egypt; specifically the presence the Islamic State organization (IS, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL/ISIS). The report also briefly discusses what the propagation of militants means for relations between the United States and Egypt.
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United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues

United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues

Date: March 8, 2010
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann & Nakamura, Kennon H.
Description: This report tracks the process by which Congress provides the funding for U.S. assessed contributions to the regular budgets of the United Nations, its agencies, and U.N. peacekeeping operation accounts, as well as for U.S. voluntary contributions to U.N. system programs and funds. It includes information on the President's request and the congressional response, as well as congressional initiatives during this legislative process. Basic information is provided to help the reader understand this process.
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Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress

Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress

Date: July 2, 2009
Creator: Wyler, Liana Sun
Description: Trafficking in persons (TIP) for the purposes of exploitation is both an international and a domestic crime that involves violations of labor, public health, and human rights standards. This report focuses on human trafficking both internationally and within the United States. The report begins with an overview of human trafficking including a discussion of the definition of human trafficking, the scope of the problem globally, and an examination of the victims. It follows with an analysis of global anti-trafficking efforts by the United States and the international community. The report then focuses on trafficking into and within the United States, examining relief for trafficking victims in the United States and discussing U.S. law enforcement efforts to combat domestic trafficking. The report concludes with an overview of anti-trafficking legislation and an analysis of policy issues related to human trafficking.
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Bangladesh: Political and Strategic Developments and U.S. Interests

Bangladesh: Political and Strategic Developments and U.S. Interests

Date: April 1, 2010
Creator: Vaughn, Bruce
Description: This report provides historical background and geography of Bangladesh. The report discusses the contemporary political situation, election and Bangladesh politics.
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U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2011 Request

U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2011 Request

Date: June 15, 2010
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report is an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the Middle East from FY2006 to FY2010, and of the FY2011 budget request. It includes a brief history of aid to the region, a review of foreign aid levels, a description of selected country programs, and an analysis of current foreign aid issues. It will be updated periodically to reflect recent developments.
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Israel's Blockade of Gaza and the Mavi Marmara Incident

Israel's Blockade of Gaza and the Mavi Marmara Incident

Date: June 5, 2010
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report discusses the blockade that has severely affected the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, although Israel and its critics differ about the effects. It provides information on the number of trucks allowed to enter Gaza and lists their cargos of food, medicine, and other supplies.
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