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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2008
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: October 17, 2008
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Description: This report provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief discussion of Jordan's government and economy and of its cooperation in promoting Arab-Israeli peace and other U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East.
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Honduran-U.S. Relations

Honduran-U.S. Relations

Date: September 25, 2008
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P. & Meyer, Peter J.
Description: This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduran-U.S. relations.
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Brazil-U.S. Relations

Brazil-U.S. Relations

Date: September 18, 2008
Creator: Seelke, Clare Ribando & Durand, Alessandra
Description: This report analyzes Brazil's political, economic, and social conditions, and how those conditions affect its role in the region and its relationship with the United States. It then discusses a number of key issues in Brazil-U.S. relations.
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Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: This report discusses the current state of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its current relationship with the United States, and future initiatives to further develop U.S.-Saudi relations.
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Cuba: Issues for the 110th Congress

Cuba: Issues for the 110th Congress

Date: June 26, 2008
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 how to best support political and economic change in one of the world's remaining communist nations, in the context of Fidel Castro's departure from heading the government because of poor health.
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Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Relations with the United States

Bolivia: Political and Economic Developments and Relations with the United States

Date: July 14, 2008
Creator: Seelke, Clare Ribando
Description: This report includes background information on Bolivia's political unrest, particularly regarding instability in shifting leaderships, economic situation, and relations with the United States.
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U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: June 19, 2008
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.
Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. relations with Vietnam, including policy issues, the economic and political situation in Vietnam, and a list of pertinent legislation. The key issues in the relationship include how far to pursue strategic and military-to-military ties; whether to impose curbs on surges in imports of certain items from Vietnam; how much and what types of bilateral economic assistance to provide; whether and how to try to improve the human rights situation in Vietnam; and how to clear up legacy issues from the Vietnam war.
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Weak and Failing States: Evolving Security Threats and U.S. Policy

Weak and Failing States: Evolving Security Threats and U.S. Policy

Date: August 28, 2008
Creator: Sun Wyler, Liana
Description: This report first provides definitions of weak states and describes the links between weak states, U.S. national security, and development challenges. Second, the report surveys recent key U.S. programs and initiatives designed to address threats emanating from weak states. Finally, it highlights relevant issues about U.S. policy toward these states that Congress may consider.
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Taiwan: Recent Developments and U.S. Policy Choices

Taiwan: Recent Developments and U.S. Policy Choices

Date: May 23, 2008
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry
Description: This report focuses on current developments in Taiwan, analyzing how those developments are affecting choices the United States makes about its policy toward Taiwan specifically and toward the People's Republic of Chine (PRC) more broadly.
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Electronic Rulemaking in the Federal Government

Electronic Rulemaking in the Federal Government

Date: May 16, 2008
Creator: Copeland, Curtis W.
Description: This report explores the Bush Administration's initiative of implementing electronic rulemaking (e-rulemaking) in the federal government, the questions regarding how this initiative is being funded, its overall structure, its costs and expected financial benefits, the functionality of some of the applications being used, and its effect on public participation in the rulemaking process.
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