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Diplomacy in Action

2005 Reports

December
-12/29/05   U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1997-2004 -- NEW!
-12/28/05   Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: An Overview -- Updated
-12/28/05   The Google Book Search Project: Is Online Indexing a Fair Use Under Copyright Law? -- NEW!
-12/28/05   USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R.3199): A Side-by-Side Comparison of Existing Law, H.R. 3199 (Conference), and H.R. 3199 (Senate Passed) -- NEW!
-12/27/05   European Union Enlargement -- Updated
-12/27/05   The European Union in 2006 and Beyond -- Updated
-12/27/05   The European Union's Constitution -- Updated
-12/27/05   The European Union: Questions and Answers -- Updated
-12/21/05   European Views and Policies Toward the Middle East -- Updated
-12/21/05   Vulnerability of Concentrated Critical Infrastructure: Background and Policy Options -- NEW!
-12/16/05   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-12/15/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-12/14/05   The Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine (DRE) Controversy: FAQs and Misperceptions -- NEW!
-12/13/05   Liberia's Post-War Recovery: Key Issues and Development -- NEW!
-12/13/05   Protecting New Orleans: From Hurricane Barriers to Floodwalls -- NEW!
-12/13/05   U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement -- NEW!
-12/12/05   California's San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition -- NEW!
-12/12/05   The Presidential Election Campaign Fund and Tax Checkoff: Background and Current Issues  [66 Kb]  -- Updated
-12/09/05   East Asian Summit: Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-12/09/05   Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Ccongress -- NEW!
-12/09/05   Judge Samuel Alito's Opinions in Freedom of Speech Cases -- NEW!
-12/09/05   The World Trade Organization: The Hong Kong Ministeriall -- Updated
-12/09/05   USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Brief Look -- NEW!
-12/08/05   BSE ("Mad Cow Disease"): A Brief Overview -- NEW!
-12/07/05   Transportation Security: Issues for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-12/06/05   Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy -- Updated
-12/06/05   Iraq: United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations -- Updated
-12/05/05   Gasoline Prices: New Legislation and Proposals -- Updated
-12/05/05   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues -- Updated
-12/02/05   Regulation of Broadcast Indecency: Background and Legal Analysis -- Updated
-12/02/05   U.S. Intelligence and Policymaking: The Iraq Experience -- Updated
-12/01/05   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests -- Updated
-12/01/05   Cybercrime: The Council of Europe Convention -- Updated

November
-11/30/05   Azerbaijan's 2005 Legislative Election: Outcome and Implications for U.S. Interests -- NEW!
-11/30/05   Trade Liberalization Challenges Post-CAFTA -- NEW!
-11/30/05   United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues -- Updated
-11/29/05   China's Currency: Brief Overview of U.S. Options -- NEW!
-11/29/05   Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis, Peace Talks, Terrorism, and U.S. Policy -- Updated
-11/28/05   Federal Hurricane Recovery Coordinator: Appointment and Oversight Issues -- NEW!
-11/28/05   Iraq: Summary of U.S. Forces -- Updated
-11/26/05   U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts -- Updated
-11/25/05   Clean Air Act Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-11/25/05   Strategic Petroleum Reserve -- Updated
-11/23/05   Combating Terrorism: The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness -- NEW!
-11/23/05   Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq: Effects and Countermeasures -- NEW!
-11/23/05   Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments -- Updated
-11/22/05   Internet Development and Information Control in the People's Republic of China -- NEW!
-11/22/05   Trade Integration in the Americas -- NEW!
-11/21/05   Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance -- Updated
-11/18/05   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-11/18/05   Drug Crop Eradication and Alternative Development in the Andes -- NEW!
-11/18/05   Muslims in Europe: Integration Policies in Selected Countries -- NEW!
-11/17/05   Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations -- Updated
-11/17/05   Haiti: International Assistance Strategy for the Interim Government and Congressional Concerns -- NEW!
-11/16/05   Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: An Overview -- Updated
-11/16/05   The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices -- Updated
-11/15/05   India-U.S. Relations -- Updated
-11/15/05   Iran's Influence on Iraq -- NEW!
-11/15/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-11/15/05   Treatment of "Battlefield Detainees" in the War on Terrorism -- Updated
-11/14/05   Bosnia: Overview of Issues Ten Years After Dayton -- NEW!
-11/14/05   India: Chronology of Recent Events -- Updated
-11/14/05   Pakistan-U.S. Relations -- Updated
-11/14/05   Pakistan: Chronology of Recent Events -- Updated
-11/10/05   Avian Influenza: Agricultural Issues -- Updated
-11/10/05   Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts -- NEW!
-11/09/05   WTO Doha Round: Agricultural Negotiating Proposals -- NEW!
-11/08/05   A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Major Policy Issues and Status of Negotiations -- Updated
-11/08/05   Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or "Mad Cow Disease") in North America: A Chronology of Selected Events -- Updated
-11/08/05   Congressional Gifts and Travel, Legislative Proposals for the 109th Congress -- NEW!
-11/08/05   Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods -- Updated
-11/07/05   Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease): Agricultural Issues for Congress -- Updated
-11/07/05   Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations -- Updated
-11/04/05   Libya: Background and U.S. Relations -- NEW!
-11/03/05   Organic Agriculture in the U.S.: Program and Policy Issues -- Updated
-11/03/05   Secret Sessions of the House and Senate -- Updated
-11/03/05   The Global Fund and PEPFAR in U.S. International AIDS Policy -- NEW!
-11/03/05   U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations -- Updated
-11/02/05   Overview and Analysis of Senate Amendment Concerning Interrogation of Detainees -- NEW!
-11/02/05   Social Security Reform -- Updated
-11/01/05   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-11/01/05   Budget Reconciliation Legislation in 2005 -- NEW!
-11/01/05   Cuba: Issues for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-11/01/05   Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Katrina Relief -- Updated
-11/01/05   The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement -- Updated

October
-10/27/05   Gasoline Prices: New Legislation and Proposals -- Updated
-10/27/05   Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing -- Updated
-10/26/05   Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2006 -- Updated
-10/26/05   Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure -- NEW!
-10/26/05   Israel: Background and Relations with the United States -- Updated
-10/26/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-10/25/05   Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues -- Updated
-10/25/05   Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar: The Executive Branch's Response to the Flood of 1927 -- NEW!
-10/24/05   Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Context of the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States -- Updated
-10/24/05   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress -- Updated
-10/21/05   Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Missile Proliferation Sanctions: Selected Current Law -- Updated
-10/21/05   Oil and Gas Disruption from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita -- NEW!
-10/20/05   Terrorist Capabilities for Cyberattack: Overview and Policy Issues -- NEW!
-10/17/05   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress -- NEW!
-10/14/05   Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations -- Updated
-10/14/05   Ports in Louisiana: New Orleans, South Louisiana, and Baton Rouge -- NEW!
-10/13/05   Agricultural Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-10/13/05   Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Fishing and Aquaculture Industries - Damage and Recovery -- Updated
-10/11/05   Sudan: Economic Sanctions -- Updated
-10/07/05   Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Its Role in Response to the Effects of Hurricane Katrina -- Updated
-10/05/05   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2006 -- Updated
-10/03/05   Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations -- Updated
-10/03/05   Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments -- Updated

September
-09/30/05   Andean-U.S. Free-Trade Agreement Negotiations -- Updated
-09/30/05   Immigration Policy on Expedited Removal of Aliens -- NEW!
-09/29/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-09/28/05   Border Security and the Southwest Border: Background, Legislation, and Issues -- NEW!
-09/28/05   Clean Water Act Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/27/05   Daylight Saving Time -- NEW!
-09/27/05   Nuclear Arms Control: The U.S. - Russian Agenda -- Updated
-09/26/05   Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration -- Updated
-09/23/05   Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals -- Updated
-09/23/05   Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy -- Updated
-09/22/05   Border Security: Apprehensions of "Other Than Mexican" Aliens -- NEW!
-09/22/05   Clean Air Act Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/22/05   Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues -- Updated
-09/21/05   Egypt: 2005 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections -- Updated
-09/21/05   Hurricane Katrina: The Public Health and Medical Response -- NEW!
-09/21/05   United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues -- Updated
-09/20/05   Campaign Finance Reform: Regulating Political Communications on the Internet -- NEW!
-09/20/05   Congress and the Courts: Current Policy Issues -- NEW!
-09/20/05   Social Security Reform -- Updated
-09/20/05   U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices -- Updated
-09/19/05   H.R. 3768: the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Hurricane Katrina-Related Immigration Issues and Legislation -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Hurricane Katrina: DOD Disaster Response -- NEW!
-09/19/05   Pakistan's Domestic Political Developments -- Updated
-09/16/05   Issues Raised by Hurricane Katrina: A Focus on Education and Training -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Repairing and Reconstructing Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges: The Role of Federal-Aid Highway Assistance -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Legal Requirements for Federal and State Roles in Declarations of an Emergency or a Major Disaster -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Tax Policy Options After Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-09/16/05   The Use of Federal Troops for Disaster Assistance: Legal Issues -- NEW!
-09/16/05   Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO -- Updated
-09/15/05   Hurricane Katrina: Insurance Losses and National Capacities for Financing Disaster Risk -- NEW!
-09/15/05   Material Support of Terrorists and Foreign Terrorist Organizations: Expiring Amendments in Brief -- Updated
-09/15/05   Peacekeeping and Related Stability Operations: Issues of U.S.Military Involvement -- Updated
-09/14/05   Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) -- Updated
-09/14/05   Hurricane Katrina: The Response by the Internal Revenue Service -- NEW!
-09/13/05   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/13/05   Federal Affirmative Action Law: A Brief History -- NEW!
-09/13/05   Federal Food Assistance: Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-09/13/05   Regulatory Waivers and Extensions Pursuant to Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-09/13/05   The Macroeconomic Effects of Hurricane Katrina -- NEW!
-09/12/05   Hurricane Katrina - Stafford Act Authorities and Actions by Governor Blanco and President Bush to Trigger Them -- CRS Memorandum
-09/12/05   Trade in Services: The Doha Development Agenda Negotiations and U.S. Goals -- NEW!
-09/09/05   Climate Change Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/09/05   Federal Civil Rights Statues: A Primer -- NEW!
-09/09/05   Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-09/08/05   Arrest and Detention of Material Witnesses: Federal Law in Brief and Section 12 of the USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3199) -- NEW!
-09/08/05   Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends -- Updated
-09/08/05   U.S. - India Bilateral Agreements in 2005 -- NEW!
-09/07/05   Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Katrina Relief -- NEW!
-09/07/05   Global Climate Change -- Updated
-09/07/05   Hurricane Katrina: Fishing and Aquaculture Industries - Damage and Recovery -- NEW!
-09/07/05   Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues and Options for the 109th Congress -- NEW!
-09/06/05   HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006 -- Updated
-09/02/05   Emergency Communications: The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and All-Hazard Warnings -- Updated
-09/01/05   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests -- Updated

August
-08/31/05   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program -- Updated
-08/31/05   Terrorism in South Asia -- Updated
-08/30/05   Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals -- Updated
-08/29/05   Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1997-2004 -- NEW!
-08/29/05   Federal Disaster Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries -- Updated
-08/29/05   Federal Stafford Act Disaster Assistance: Presidential Declarations, Eligible Activities, and Funding -- NEW!
-08/26/05   Arts and Humanities: Background on Funding -- Updated
-08/26/05   U.S. Military Operations in the Global War on Terrorism: Afghanistan, Africa, the Philippines, and Colombia -- NEW!
-08/25/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-08/24/05   HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006 -- Updated
-08/22/05   Renewable Energy: Tax Credit Budget, and Electricity Production Issues -- Updated
-08/22/05   The Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act ("Byrd Amendment") -- NEW!
-08/19/05   Libraries and the USA PATRIOT Act -- Updated
-08/18/05   Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-08/17/05   Al Qaeda: Profile and Threat Assessment -- NEW!
-08/17/05   Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: An Overview -- Updated
-08/16/05   U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts -- Updated
-08/12/05   The Digital TV Transition: A Brief Overview -- Updated
-08/11/05   Social Security: The Trust Fund -- NEW!
-08/10/05   Stem Cell Research -- Updated
-08/10/05   The Budget Reconciliation Process: House and Senate Procedures -- NEW!
-08/10/05   USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization in Brief -- NEW!
-08/09/05   USA PATRIOT Act: Background and Comparison of House-and Senate-Approved Reauthorization and Related Legislative Action -- NEW!
-08/08/05   Nuclear Arms Control: The U.S.-Russian Agenda -- Updated
-08/05/05   Clean Air Act Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-08/05/05   Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-08/04/05   Black Members of the United States Congress: 1870 - 2005 -- Updated
-08/04/05   Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Context of the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States -- Updated
-08/04/05   China-U.S. Trade Issues -- Updated
-08/04/05   Oil Industry Profits: Analysis of Recent Performance -- NEW!
-08/03/05   Broadband Internet Access: Background and Issues -- Updated
-08/03/05   Terrorist Financing: U.S. Agency Efforts and Inter-Agency Coordination -- NEW!
-08/03/05   Trade Negotiations During the 109th Congress -- Updated
-08/02/05   Iran's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments -- Updated
-08/02/05   Iraq: Elections, Government, and Constitution -- Updated
-08/01/05   India-U.S. Relations -- Updated
-08/01/05   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: How Soon an Arsenal? -- Updated
-08/01/05   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's FY2006 Budget Request: Description, Analysis, and Issues for Congress -- Updated

July
-07/29/05   China's Currency: U.S. Options -- NEW!
-07/29/05   Defense: FY2006 Authorization and Appropriations -- Updated
-07/29/05   Energy Policy: Comprehensive Energy Legislation (H.R. 6) in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-07/29/05   Islamist Extremism in Europe -- NEW!
-07/29/05   Passenger Rail Security: Overview of Issues -- Updated
-07/29/05   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-07/27/05   Social Security Reform -- Updated
-07/26/05   HIV/AIDS International Programs: Appropriations, FY2003-FY2006 -- Updated
-07/26/05   Islamic Terrorism and the Balkans -- NEW!
-07/26/05   Missile Survey: Ballistic and Cruise Missiles of Selected Foreign Countries -- Updated
-07/26/05   Pakistan - U.S. Relations -- Updated
-07/26/05   Recess Appointments: A Legal Overview -- NEW!
-07/25/05   Pakistan: Chronology of Recent Events -- Updated
-07/25/05   The Middle East Peace Talks -- Updated
-07/21/05   Global Climate Change: The Kyoto Protocol -- Updated
-07/20/05   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests -- Updated
-07/20/05   Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2006 -- Updated
-07/19/05   China-U.S. Trade Issues -- Updated
-07/19/05   Missile Defense: The Current Debate -- Updated
-07/18/05   Climate Change Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-07/18/05   Stem Cell Research -- Updated
-07/15/05   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-07/15/05   Hong Kong 2005: Changes in Leadership and Issues for Congress -- NEW!
-07/15/05   India-U.S. Relations -- Updated
-07/15/05   USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Proposals and Related Matters in Brief -- NEW!
-07/14/05   War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance -- Updated
-07/13/05   India: Chronology of Recent Events -- Updated
-07/12/05   Critical Infrastructure: Background, Policy, and Implementation -- Updated
-07/12/05   Transportation Security: Issues for the 109th Congress -- Updated
-07/12/05   U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism -- Updated
-07/11/05   Background on the U.S.-Brazil WTO Cotton Subsidy Dispute -- Updated
-07/11/05   Foreign Operations (House)/State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Senate): FY2006 Appropriations -- Updated
-07/11/05   Immigration Issues in Trade Agreements -- Updated
-07/11/05   The European Union in 2005 and Beyond -- Updated
-07/11/05   U.S. Agricultural Policy Response to WTO Cotton Decision -- NEW!
-07/11/05   U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications -- Updated
-07/08/05   DR-CAFTA Labor Rights Issues -- Updated
-07/08/05   DR-CAFTA: Regional Issues -- Updated
-07/07/05   Afghanistan: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections -- Updated
-07/06/05   Agricultural Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-07/06/05   Arts and Humanities: Background on Funding -- Updated
-07/06/05   Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate -- Updated
-07/06/05   The Dominican Republic-Central American-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) -- Updated
-07/06/05   United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress -- Updated
-07/05/05   Iraq: U.S. Military Operations -- Updated
-07/05/05   Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance -- Updated
-07/05/05   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990 -- Updated
-07/01/05   China's Economic Conditions -- Updated
-07/01/05   Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals -- Updated
-07/01/05   Millennium Challenge Account: Implementation of a New U.S. Foreign Aid Initiative -- Updated
-07/01/05   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions -- NEW!