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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2002
 Month: September
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Afghanistan: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Afghanistan: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Date: September 13, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: The United States and its allies are helping Afghanistan emerging from more than 22 years of warfare, although substantial risk to Afghan stability remains. Before the U.S. military campaign against the orthodox Islamist Taliban movement began on October 7, 2001, Afghanistan had been mired in conflict since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The defeat of the Taliban has enabled the United States and its coalition partners to send forces throughout Afghanistan to search for Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters and leaders that remain at large, including Osama bin Laden. As the war against remaining Al Qaeda and Taliban elements winds down, the United States is shifting its military focus toward stabilizing the interim government, including training a new Afghan national army, and supporting the international security force (ISAF) that is helping the new government provide security.
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Afghanistan's Path to Reconstruction: Obstacles, Challenges, and Issues for Congress

Afghanistan's Path to Reconstruction: Obstacles, Challenges, and Issues for Congress

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Margesson, Rhoda
Description: Although hostilities in Afghanistan have not yet ended and the war on terrorism in Afghanistan continues, relief and reconstruction efforts to assist the people of Afghanistan are well underway. International attention has mostly focused on Afghanistan’s short- and medium-term future. While questions continue between the United States and its allies about division of labor, burdensharing, and exit strategies, Congress continues to examine the assistance progress, aid priorities, long-term reconstruction proposals, and the implementation role to be played by the United States. Furthermore, Congress considers the FY2003 funding for Afghanistan inadequate and is calling for significantly higher appropriations. A brief overview of the current situation provides a snapshot of the progress to date and the many challenges that lie ahead.
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Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations

Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations

Date: September 18, 2002
Creator: Migdalovitz, Carol
Description: Cyprus has been divided since 1974. Greek Cypriots, nearly 80% of the population, live in the southern two thirds of the island. Turkish Cypriots live in the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (recognized only by Turkey), with about 30,000 Turkish troops providing security. U.N. peacekeeping forces maintain a buffer zone between the two. Members of Congress have urged the Administration to be more active, although they have not proposed an alternative to the U.N.-sponsored talks.
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Nigeria in Political Transition

Nigeria in Political Transition

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Dagne, Theodore S
Description: None
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Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

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

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: None
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Smallpox Vaccine Stockpile and Vaccination Policy

Smallpox Vaccine Stockpile and Vaccination Policy

Date: September 9, 2002
Creator: Johnson, Judith A
Description: None
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Statutory Offices of Inspector General: Establishment and Evolution

Statutory Offices of Inspector General: Establishment and Evolution

Date: September 18, 2002
Creator: Kaiser, Frederick M
Description: None
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