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 Year: 2011
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive

Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive

Date: January 5, 2011
Creator: Morelli, Vincent
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the early history of the negotiations to reunify Cyprus, a more detailed review of the negotiations since 2008, and a description of some of the issues involved in the talks. A side issue involving trade between the European Union and Turkish Cyprus is also addressed.
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The European Parliament

The European Parliament

Date: January 21, 2011
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Mix, Derek E.
Description: Report that discusses the construction and history of the European Parliament (EP), its role in functions of the EU as well as internationally, various international supports and criticisms of the EP, and the EP's ties with the U.S. Congress.
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Tunisia: Recent Developments and Policy Issues

Tunisia: Recent Developments and Policy Issues

Date: January 18, 2011
Creator: Arieff, Alexis
Description: Report that discusses Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution," the common term for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's flight from the country following weeks of mounting anti-government protests. This report discusses how the Jasmine Revolution appears to have added momentum to anti-government sentiment in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and other countries. This report discusses Tunisia's pro-democracy movement; concerns over potential instability in a previously secure, pro-Western area; U.S.-Tunisian relations; and Tunisia's push for for a greater focus on trade.
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Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Date: January 21, 2011
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Report that discusses the current political state of Afghanistan, as well as the Afghan government. This report also discusses Afghanistan's relationship with the United States, particularly U.S. efforts to urge President Hamid Karzai to address corruption within the Afghan government. Election fraud and corruption in Afghanistan are also discussed.
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The Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests

The Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests

Date: January 3, 2011
Creator: Lum, Thomas
Description: Report that looks at the U.S. foreign policy towards the Philippines.
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Cuba: Issues for the 111th Congress

Cuba: Issues for the 111th Congress

Date: January 4, 2011
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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Hezbollah: Background and Issues for Congress

Hezbollah: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: January 3, 2011
Creator: Addis, Casey L. & Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: Report that discusses Lebanon's Hezbollah, a Shiite Islamist militia, political party, social welfare organization, and U. S. State Department-designated terrorist organization. The report also discusses recent Hezbollah-related conflicts, Hezbollah's relationship with other Lebanese political parties, and U. S. policy regarding Hezbollah.
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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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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

Date: January 13, 2011
Creator: Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Cooper, William H. & Manyin, Mark E.
Description: Report that looks at Japan-U.S. relations since WWII. The report focuses on some problems which can be addressed by Congress, including the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan in March, 2011, the Futenma Marine Air Station in Okinawa, bilateral trade, and economic issues resulting from the recent credit crisis and related economic recession.
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Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Date: January 13, 2011
Creator: Kerr, Paul K. & Nikitin, Mary Beth
Description: Report that discusses Pakistan's efforts to produce fissile material and other issues related to nuclear proliferation and improving its nuclear arsenal. It also discusses the steps Pakistan has taken to increase international confidence in its nuclear security.
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