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Trade Promotion Authority (Fast-Track): Labor Issues (Including H.R. 3005 and H.R. 3019)
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Trade Agreement Implementation: Expedited Procedures and Congressional Control in Existing Law
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Trade Promotion (Fast-Track) Authority: H.R. 3005 Provisions and Related Issues
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The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
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The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement: Economic and Trade Policy Issues
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The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement: Economic and Trade Policy Issues
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Trade Promotion Authority (Fast-Track): Labor Issues (Including H.R. 3005 and H.R. 3009)
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Vietnam Trade Agreement: Approval and Implementing Procedure
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IMF Reform and the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Weapons of Mass Destruction - the Terrorist Threat
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Nuclear Weapons Testing and Negotiation of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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The Iran Hostages: Efforts to Obtain Compensation
This report provides background information regarding the 1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis, and discusses the Hostage Relief Act. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267817/
Removing Terrorist Sanctuaries: The 9/11 Commission Recommendations and U.S. Policy
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Terrorism: Key Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and Recent Major Commissions and Inquiries
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Antarctica: Environmental Protection, Research, and Conservation of Resources
This report discusses protocols and treaties designed and implemented to protect Antarctica as a haven for environmental research, preservation, and conservation, as well as related legislation and Congressional efforts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs192/
Algeria: Current Issues
This report examines the current state of Algeria, including the country's associations with terrorism, despite steady decreases of domestic terrorism; the lessening in power of the Algerian military; and growing oil revenues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs9133/
Nuclear Terrorism: A Brief Review of Threats and Responses
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Nuclear Terrorism: A Brief Review of Threats and Responses
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Policy Issues and Options
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State and Local Preparedness for Terrorism: Selected Policy Issues
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Terrorism in Southeast Asia
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Terrorism in Southeast Asia
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Terrorism in Southeast Asia
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Homeland Security: 9/11 Victim Relief Funds
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Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support
Most provisions of the current “farm bill,” the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA) of 2002 (P.L. 107-171), do not expire until 2007. However, hearings on a 2007 farm bill could begin in late 2005. At that time, Congress will begin to examine farm income and commodity price support proposals that might succeed the programs due to expire in 2007. A key question likely to be asked of virtually every new proposal is how it will affect U.S. commitments under the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture (AA), which commits the United States to spend no more than $19.1 billion annually on domestic farm support programs most likely to distort trade. The AA spells out the rules for countries to determine whether their policies are potentially trade distorting, and to calculate the costs. This report describes the steps for making these determinations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6947/
Terrorism: U.S. Response to Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania: A New Policy Direction?
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Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress
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Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management: Background and Issues for Congress
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Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress
This report provides a brief history of the chemical weapons program in Syria. It discusses policy issues, latest development regarding the current chemical weapons program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267820/
Guam: U.S. Defense Deployments
This report discusses the strategic significance of Guam for defense buildup and the force relocation and deployments from the U.S. mainland. It also discusses the concerns and issues for Congress, such as allies and partner, China, and legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc267827/
U.N. Security Council Consideration of North Korea's Violations of its Nuclear Treaty Obligations
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Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq: Effects and Countermeasures
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Agriculture and China's Accession to the World Trade Organization
The prospect of future growth in demand for agricultural products makes China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) an important issue for the U.S. agricultural sector. Most agricultural interest groups strongly support China’s entry into the WTO, because they think it will increase U.S. agricultural exports and enhance farm income. In the 107th Congress, attention is focused on China’s final WTO accession negotiations where differences over agriculture have become an issue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2020/
Afghanistan: Connections to Islamic Movements In Central and South Asia and Southern Russia
After several years of relative peace in Central Asia and southern Russia, Islamic extremist movements have become more active in Russia and in Central and South Asia, threatening stability in the region. Although numerous factors might account for the upsurge in activity, several of these movements appear to have connections to the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These linkages raise questions about whether the United States, as part of a broader effort to promote peace and stability in the region, should continue to engage the Taliban regime, or strongly confront it. This report will be updated as events warrant. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7705/
Agreements to Promote Fishery Conservation and Management in International Waters
Declining fish populations threaten an important food source. Natural catastrophes, pollution, habitat destruction, and overfishing contribute to the depletion of fish stocks. Overexploitation of fishery resources often occurs when management allows expanding and increasingly efficient fishing fleets to continue harvesting dwindling supplies. Although prevalent, overexploitation is not universal and its extent varies among areas, species, and fisheries. This report discusses the issue of overfishing and its possible consequences, as well as domestic and international efforts to combat overfishing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs341/
9/11 Terrorism: Global Economic Costs
The 9/11 attacks were part of Al Qaeda’s strategy to disrupt Western economies and impose both direct and secondary costs on the United States and other nations. The immediate costs were the physical damage, loss of lives and earnings, slower world economic growth, and capital losses on stock markets. Indirect costs include higher insurance and shipping fees, diversion of time and resources away from enhancing productivity to protecting and insuring property, public loss of confidence, and reduced demand for travel and tourism. In a broader sense, the 9/11 attacks led to the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq (and the Global War on Terrorism) and perhaps emboldened terrorists to attack in Bali, Spain, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. A policy question for Congress is how to evaluate the costs and benefits of further spending to counter terrorism and its economic impact. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7725/
U.S.-Vietnam Relations in 2009: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy
This report provides an overview of U.S. relations with Vietnam, including policy issues, the economic and political situation in Vietnam, and a list of pertinent legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689217/
Terrorism in Southeast Asia
The report looks at the rise of Islamist militancy and the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), network, and discusses terrorism in the region, concluding with options for U.S. policy. Strategies include placing greater emphasis on attacking institutions that support terrorism, building up regional governments' capacities for combating terrorist groups, and reducing the sense of alienation among Muslim citizens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689202/
Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress
This report describes the current status of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and highlights issues that Congress may address as the United States pursues its compliance concerns with Russia. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689169/
El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations
This report examines current conditions in El Salvador, as well as issues in U.S.-Salvadoran relations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689184/