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 Decade: 2000-2009
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The Rise of China's Auto Industry and Its Impact on the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry

The Rise of China's Auto Industry and Its Impact on the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry

Date: November 16, 2009
Creator: Tang, Rachel
Description: This report provides background information on China as a major auto producer and consumer, and it discusses the foreign and domestic producers in Chinese motor vehicle industry.
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Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: November 16, 2009
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ruled by the Al Saud family since its founding in 1932, wields significant political and economic influence as the birthplace of the Islamic faith and by virtue of its large energy reserves. This report provides background information about Saudi Arabia and analyzes current issues in U.S.-Saudi relations.
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United States Relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

United States Relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Date: November 16, 2009
Creator: Lum, Thomas; Dolven, Ben; Manyin, Mark E.; Martin, Michael F. & Vaughn, Bruce
Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. interests towards the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report discusses the U.S. policy developments toward the region and policy issues.
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Colombia: Issues for Congress

Colombia: Issues for Congress

Date: November 13, 2009
Creator: Beittel, June S.
Description: This report provides an overview of recent political developments in Colombia, including the administration of President Uribe (2002-2010), continuing into the election of President Juan Manuel Santos. It discusses the political issues including Colombia's longstanding conflict with internal armed groups and ongoing challenges such as human rights, demobilization and displacement, drug trends, and Colombia's regional relations.
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Status

Iran's Nuclear Program: Status

Date: November 12, 2009
Creator: Kerr, Paul K.
Description: This report looks at the background of Iran's nuclear policy. It covers the current status of Iran's nuclear facilities, and current controversy surrounding them, as well as the effects of international sanctions on Iran, recent sabotages on the Iran Enrichment Program, an estimated timeline of Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities, and whether or not Iran even has a nuclear weapons program.
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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

Date: November 10, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political state of Iran, focusing particularly on the influence of the Taliban and other militant groups and on the leadership of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. This report also discusses the U.S.-Iran relationship and U.S. efforts under the Obama Administration to provide military, reconstructive, and stabilization aid.
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Guinea's 2008 Military Coup and Relations with the United States

Guinea's 2008 Military Coup and Relations with the United States

Date: November 5, 2009
Creator: Arieff, Alexis & Cook, Nicolas
Description: This report analyzes developments since the Guinean military's seizure of power in December 2008, Guinea's relations with the United States, and U.S. policy in the wake of the coup. It also provides background on Guinean history and politics.
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Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses

Date: November 5, 2009
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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U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress

Date: November 5, 2009
Creator: Kerr, Paul K.
Description: This report discusses the United States' relationship with India as it relates to nuclear arsenals and nuclear nonproliferation policies. The report includes background information on India's nuclear history and nuclear weapons-specific U.S. legislation.
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Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy

Date: November 3, 2009
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: This report reviews policy proposals and interim contracts, analyzes the positions of various Iraqi political actors, and discusses potential implications for U.S. foreign policy goals in Iraq.
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Taiwan's Political Status: Historical Background and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Taiwan's Political Status: Historical Background and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: November 3, 2009
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry
Description: This report provides background information from Mainland China to Taiwan. The report discusses the U.S. relations with China and Taiwan and policy implications for Congress.
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Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report 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.
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Lebanon: Background and U.S. Relations

Lebanon: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Addis, Casey L.
Description: This report provides an overview of Lebanese politics, recent events in Lebanon, and current issues in U.S.-Lebanon relations and will be updated to reflect major developments.
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Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2010 Appropriations

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2010 Appropriations

Date: November 2, 2009
Creator: Else, Daniel H.; Scott, Christine & Panangala, Sidath Viranga
Description: This report discusses the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 budget request for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which provides funding for the planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of facilities used by active and reserve military components worldwide.
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Taiwan-U.S. Relations: Developments and Policy Implications

Taiwan-U.S. Relations: Developments and Policy Implications

Date: November 2, 2009
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 China (PRC) more broadly.
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Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: October 30, 2009
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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U.S.-Vietnam Economic and Trade Relations: Issues for the 111th Congress

U.S.-Vietnam Economic and Trade Relations: Issues for the 111th Congress

Date: October 29, 2009
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Description: This report will examine each of these trade issues, discussing their main elements and exploring their implications for the 111th Congress. This will be followed by an analysis of key trends in bilateral trade to discern any potential sources of trade friction in the future.
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Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political and social climate of Iraq, specifically in regards to the influence of the U.S. military presence over recent years. This report addresses planned and possible future efforts under the Obama Administration, including the scheduled gradual troops withdrawal. This report also discusses the continued tensions between various Iraqi sociocultural groups.
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The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation

The United Arab Emirates Nuclear Program and Proposed U.S. Nuclear Cooperation

Date: October 28, 2009
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M. & Kerr, Paul K.
Description: This report provides background information on the UAE nuclear program, reviews developments to date, analyzes proposed nuclear cooperation with the United States, and discusses relevant legislative proposals and options.
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Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Tanzania: Background and Current Conditions

Date: October 27, 2009
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the current political climate in Tanzania, an important U.S. ally in Africa. The report also provides some general background information.
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Zimbabwe: The Power Sharing Agreement and Implications for U.S. Policy

Zimbabwe: The Power Sharing Agreement and Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: October 27, 2009
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
Description: This report provides an overview of Zimbabwe's March 2008 elections. The report discusses the power-sharing agreement, the transitional government, cholera outbreak, international reactions, and U.S. policy on Zimbabwe.
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U.S. Accession to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)

U.S. Accession to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)

Date: October 26, 2009
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.; Garcia, Michael John & Morrison, Wayne M.
Description: This report analyzes the legal and diplomatic issues involved with accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC).
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Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Date: October 23, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report 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.
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Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement

Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement

Date: October 22, 2009
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Description: This report discusses the history of Sudan's civil unrest and the subsequent crisis in Darfur, as well as United Nations and United States aid and peacekeeping efforts, and current related policy under the Obama Administration.
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