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A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense--Issues for Congress

A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense--Issues for Congress

Date: July 14, 2015
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report briefly describes the shift in the international security environment that some observers believe has occurred, and identifies some defense related issues for Congress that could arise from it. Congress's decisions on these issues could have significant implications for U.S. defense capabilities and funding requirements.
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Perspectives on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Perspectives on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Date: July 9, 2015
Creator: Daugherty Miles, Anne
Description: This report briefly summarizes what constituted Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), provides background on their adoption and use, and discusses differing views on three questions that underpin discussion and debate of this topic.
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Crisis in Greece: Political Implications

Crisis in Greece: Political Implications

Date: July 7, 2015
Creator: Belkin, Paul
Description: This report briefly discusses the political crisis resulting from what began as a debt crisis in Greece in late 2009. Many analysts believe that this political crisis could represent the most significant setback in over 60 years of European integration.
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Iran: Efforts to Achieve a Nuclear Accord

Iran: Efforts to Achieve a Nuclear Accord

Date: July 1, 2015
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth; Kerr, Paul K. & Garcia, Michael J.
Description: This report discusses Iran's nuclear program and diplomatic efforts to forge a comprehensive agreement to keep that program peaceful.
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Iran's Foreign Policy

Iran's Foreign Policy

Date: June 30, 2015
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report provides an overview of Iran's foreign policy, which has been a subject of numerous congressional hearings and of sanctions and other legislation for many years. The report analyzes Iranian foreign policy as a whole and by region. The regional analysis discusses those countries where Iranian policy is of U.S. concern.
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France: Efforts to Counter Islamist Terrorism and Radicalization

France: Efforts to Counter Islamist Terrorism and Radicalization

Date: June 29, 2015
Creator: Belkin, Paul
Description: This report briefly discusses heightened concern regarding the threat of Islamist terrorism in France and Europe.
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Procedures for Congressional Action in Relation to a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: In Brief

Procedures for Congressional Action in Relation to a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: In Brief

Date: June 23, 2015
Creator: Heitshusen, Valerie
Description: This report provides, in brief, analysis of the congressional procedural provisions laid out in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-17). Only provisions relating to congressional actions are covered in this report.
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The Addition of Trainers to Iraq: Background for Congress

The Addition of Trainers to Iraq: Background for Congress

Date: June 16, 2015
Creator: McInnis, Kathleen J.
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the conflict with the Islamic State organization (IS, aka ISIL/ISIS/Daesh) and resulting military campaign.
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Chinese Land Reclamation in the South China Sea: Implications and Policy Options

Chinese Land Reclamation in the South China Sea: Implications and Policy Options

Date: June 16, 2015
Creator: Dolven, Ben; Elsea, Jennifer K.; Lawrence, Susan V.; O'Rourke, Ronald & Rinehart, Ian E.
Description: This report assesses legal, military/operational, and diplomatic implications of the reclamation and construction activity. It surveys U.S. and Chinese statements on the situation, provides a history of reclamation activity by other nations including the United States and other South China Sea claimants, and discusses U.S. strategy and potential options for U.S. policymakers.
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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy

Date: June 15, 2015
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F.
Description: This report presents background and analysis on the development of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which expired on July 1, 2007. The report also includes a summary of the major provisions under the recently expired authority and a discussion of the issues that have arisen in the debate over TPA renewal, as well as policy options available to Congress.
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