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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

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

Date: January 20, 2010
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report describes the relationship between the United States and the Sultanate of Oman, especially with respect to Oman's support of U.S. efforts toward peace in the Middle East, the U.S. free trade agreement with Oman, and Oman's relatively close relations with Iran, the last of which seems incongruous with the other positive aspects of Oman's relationship with the U.S.
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Honduran Political Crisis, June 2009-January 2010

Honduran Political Crisis, June 2009-January 2010

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Meyer, Peter J.
Description: This report examines the political crisis in Honduras, with specific focus on the events between June 2009 and January 2010. It concludes with the inauguration of President Lobo.
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Serbia: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Serbia: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: January 21, 2010
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report discusses the current state of Serbia. It is seeking to integrate into the European Union (EU), but its progress has been hindered by a failure to arrest remaining indicted war criminals, and by tensions with the United States and many EU countries over the independence of Serbia's Kosovo province. This report discusses these issues in addition to issues regarding U.S.-Serbia relations.
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Madagascar's Political Crisis

Madagascar's Political Crisis

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report discusses the current situation in Madagascar and U.S. concerns about foreign aid spending, the countries unique ecosystem, and the country's political and developmental challenges.
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Inherently Governmental Functions and Department of Defense Operations: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Inherently Governmental Functions and Department of Defense Operations: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Luckey, John R.; Bailey Grasso, Valerie & Manuel, Kate M.
Description: This report provides background, issues, and options for Congress on defining inherently governmental functions within the context of U.S. Department of Defense operations.
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Stability in Russia's Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments

Stability in Russia's Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments

Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Description: This report provides background information on terrorist attacks in Russia's North Caucasus that includes the formerly breakaway Chechnya and other ethnic-based regions--appeared to increase substantially in 2007-2009. The report discusses impact of the August 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict and the recent development in the Northern Caucasus.
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Paraguay: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Paraguay: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Beittel, June S.
Description: This report examines recent political and economic developments in Paraguay and issues in U.S.- Paraguayan relations.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: March 23, 2015
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the open economy and society of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), provides a general description of the UAE's government and political structure, and outlines the effects of the recent global economic downturn on the UAE in general and on the city of Dubai in particular. It also describes U.S. concern over the proliferation of advanced technology in relation to a recently-signed U.S.-UAE civilian nuclear agreement, due to the UAE economy and the UAE's lax export controls.
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Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Date: January 29, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: The report provides some general background information and discusses the current political climate in Tanzania, an important U.S. ally in Africa.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: January 22, 2010
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report describes the open economy and society of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as U.S. concern over proliferation of advanced technology due to said open economy and the UAE's lax export controls. This report describes these issues in relation to a recently-signed U.S.-UAE civilian nuclear agreement. It also provides a general description of the UAE's government and political structure, as well as the effects of the recent global economic downturn on the UAE in general and on the city of Dubai in particular.
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