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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2005
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Tajikistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Tajikistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Date: March 9, 2005
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Description: This report outlines the transformational challenges faced by Tajikistan since its five-year civil war ended in 1997. It discusses U.S. policy and assistance. Basic facts and biographical information are provided.
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The Middle East Partnership Initiative: An Overview

The Middle East Partnership Initiative: An Overview

Date: July 20, 2005
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report examines the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), which is a program designed to promote political, economic, and educational development in the Middle East. This report provides an overview of the MEPI program, its perception in the Middle East, and its role in the debate over U.S. efforts to promote democracy in the Arab world.
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East Timor: Potential Issues for Congress

East Timor: Potential Issues for Congress

Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Margesson, Rhoda & Vaughn, Bruce
Description: This report discusses congressional concerns, which focus on security and the role of the United Nations (U.N.), human rights, and East Timor's boundary disputes with Australia and Indonesia. East Timor emerged in 2002 as an independent state after a long history of Portugese colonialism and later, Indonesian rule. Under several different mandates, the United Nations has provided peacekeeping, humanitarian and reconstruction assistance, and capacity building to establish a functioning government. Many challenges remain, including the need for economic development and sustained support by the international community.
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Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Date: December 14, 2005
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: This report provides background an analysis of renewably energy, its contribution to the national energy supply, role in the long-term energy supply, history, relevant provisions considered during the 109th Congress, relation to the Department of Energy (DOE) budget for FY2006, energy production, and relation to climate change. It also includes information about relevant legislation, Congressional hearings, reports, and documents, and other resources.
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Syria: Political Conditions and Relations with the United States After the Iraq War

Syria: Political Conditions and Relations with the United States After the Iraq War

Date: January 10, 2005
Creator: Prados, Alfred B. & Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report focuses on Syria's internal politics and the impact of hostilities in Iraq on Syria's stability and U.S.-Syrian relations. It outlines the development of the regime currently headed by President Bashar al-Asad and its support base; describes potential challenges to the regime; examines the effect of the Iraq war on Syrian domestic politics and U.S.-Syrian relations; and reviews U.S. policy options toward Syria.
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Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: June 22, 2005
Creator: Veillette, Connie
Description: Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with an ethnically diverse population. It has a long history of political instability that persists to this day. It is also highly politically polarized over such issues as the future of oil and gas exploration and production, coca eradication programs, and calls for regional autonomy and constitutional reform from some parts of the country. U.S. interest in Bolivia centers on its role as a coca producer, and its relationship to Colombia and Peru, the two other major coca- and cocaine-producing countries. This report goes into greater detail concerning the Bolivia's current political conditions, as well as Bolivia's relationship with the United States.
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The Department of Defense Rules for Military Commissions: Analysis of Procedural Rules and Comparison with Proposed Legislation and the Uniform Code of Military Justice

The Department of Defense Rules for Military Commissions: Analysis of Procedural Rules and Comparison with Proposed Legislation and the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Elsea, Jennifer K
Description: This report provides a background and analysis comparing military commissions as envisioned under M.C.O. No. 1 to general military courts-martial conducted under the UCMJ. The report notes some of the criticism directed at the President’s M.O., and explains how those concerns are addressed by the military commission orders and instructions. The report provides two charts to compare the regulations issued by the Department of Defense and standard procedures for general courts-martial under the Manual for Courts-Martial. The second chart, which compares procedural safeguards incorporated in the regulations with established procedures in courts martial, follows the same order and format used in CRS Report RL31262, Selected Procedural Safeguards in Federal, Military, and International Courts, in order to facilitate comparison with safeguards provided in federal court and the International Criminal Court.
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El Salvador: Political, Economic, and Social Conditions and Relations with the United States

El Salvador: Political, Economic, and Social Conditions and Relations with the United States

Date: May 3, 2005
Creator: Ribando, Clare
Description: None
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El Salvador: Political, Economic, and Social Conditions and Relations with the United States

El Salvador: Political, Economic, and Social Conditions and Relations with the United States

Date: January 13, 2005
Creator: Ribando, Clare
Description: None
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: May 24, 2005
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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