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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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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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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report provides background on events leading up to and surrounding Zimbabwe's most recent elections, in March and June 2008.
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The Proposed Comcast-NBC Universal Combination: How It Might Affect the Video Market

The Proposed Comcast-NBC Universal Combination: How It Might Affect the Video Market

Date: February 2, 2010
Creator: Goldfarb, Charles B.
Description: This report discusses the proposed combination of Comcast, the largest distributor of video services in the United States, and NBC Universal (NBCU), a major producer and aggregator of video content, which would create a huge, vertically integrated entity with potentially enormous negotiating power at a time when market forces already are altering traditional content provider/distributor relationships.
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Morocco: Current Issues

Morocco: Current Issues

Date: February 3, 2010
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: This report discusses the current political and foreign policy status of Morocco, especially with regard to its relationship with the United States and its struggles combating terrorism.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

Date: February 4, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses in brief the current political state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the crisis situation in eastern Congo that has displaced more than 250,000 civilians. It also describes U.S., U.N., and other international efforts to aid in resolving the crisis.
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Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead

Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead

Date: February 4, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Kenya, which has long been an important ally of the United States. The report focuses particularly on the December 2007 elections, which many international observers have declared as rigged and deeply flawed. The report also discusses violence that erupted once election results were announced, as well as U.S. efforts to urge Kenya toward election reforms.
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Rwanda: Background and Current Developments

Rwanda: Background and Current Developments

Date: February 4, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Rwanda, including a brief historical overview. The report also includes information about the poor human rights conditions in Rwanda and U.S. Rwanda relations.
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Venezuela: Issues in the 111th Congress

Venezuela: Issues in the 111th Congress

Date: February 8, 2010
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report discusses U.S.-Venezuela relations, including a historical overview. It also discusses the current political conditions in Venezuela, and certain Venezuela-related concerns the 111th Congress faces, such as Venezuela's human rights situation and its deepening relations with Iran.
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: February 16, 2010
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the reasons that Iran is considered a threat to U.S. security, including Iran's nuclear program, involvement with terrorist organizations, and involvement with neighboring countries' local governments. The report also discusses ways which the U.S. hopes to modify Iran's behavior with sanctions, and the effectiveness of these sanctions.
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