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2008 Reports

December
-12/31/08   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses
-12/31/08   Membership of the 111th Congress: A Profile
-12/30/08   Japan - U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress
-12/30/08   Nuclear Arms Control: The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty
-12/30/08   Nuclear Weapons in U.S. National Security Policy: Past, Present, and Prospects
-12/29/08   Iraq: U.S. Casualties
-12/24/08   Assistance to North Korea
-12/24/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-12/23/08   A Low Carbon Fuel Standard: State and Federal Legislation and Regulations
-12/23/08   A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations
-12/23/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
-12/23/08   Job Loss and Infrastructure Job Creation During the Recession
-12/23/08   Strategic Arms Control after START: Issues and Options
-12/19/08   Congressional Commissions: Overview, Structure, and Legislative Considerations
-12/19/08   Sino-Japanese Relations: Issues for U.S. Policy
-12/19/08   Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai, India, and Implications for U.S. Interests
-12/19/08   Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations
-12/18/08   Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress
-12/18/08   Singapore: Background and U.S. Relations
-12/17/08   Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Act of 1979: Background, Provisions, and Cost
-12/17/08   Fifth Summit of the Americas, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 2009: Background, Agenda, and Expectations
-12/17/08   Foreign Aid Reform: Studies and Recommendations
-12/17/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
-12/16/08   Lebanon: Background and U.S. Relations
-12/16/08   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions
-12/16/08   Organizing the U.S. Government for National Security: Overview of the Interagency Reform Debates
-12/15/08   Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress
-12/12/08   U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices
-12/12/08   U.S.-Iraq Withdrawal/Status of Forces Agreement: Issues for Congressional Oversight
-12/11/08   U.S. Oil Exports
-12/11/08   Western Sahara: Status of Settlement Efforts
-12/10/08   Georgia [Republic]: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests
-12/10/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress
-12/10/08   Israel and the Palestinians: Prospects for a Two-State Solution
-12/10/08   The Federal Budget: Current and Upcoming Issues
-12/09/08   China-U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy
-12/09/08   The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress
-12/08/08   Climate Change: Federal Laws and Policies Related to Greenhouse Gas Reductions
-12/08/08   Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress
-12/08/08   Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe
-12/08/08   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy
-12/06/08   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy
-12/05/08   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment
-12/04/08   Climate Change: Action by States to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
-12/04/08   Financial Turmoil: Federal Reserve Policy Responses
-12/04/08   Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations
-12/04/08   Morocco: Current Issues
-12/04/08   Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy
-12/04/08   Rwanda: Background and Current Developments
-12/03/08   Financial Market Turmoil and U.S. Macroeconomic Performance
-12/03/08   Ocean Piracy and Its Impact on Insurance
-12/03/08   The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments
-12/03/08   U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry: Federal Financial Assistance and Restructuring
-12/02/08   Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
-12/02/08   The Congressional Appropriations Process: An Introduction
-12/01/08   Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions
-12/01/08   Foreign Investment and National Security: Economic Considerations
-12/01/08   Iraq: Regional perspectives and U.S. Policy
-12/01/08   Senate Confirmation Process: A Brief Overview
-12/01/08   Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA): What Is It, and How Has It Been Utilized?
-12/01/08   The Global Financial Crisis: The Role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

November
-11/26/08   Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Russia: Statutory Procedures for Congressional Consideration and Their Implementation
-11/26/08   Presidential Libraries: The Federal System and Related Legislation
-11/26/08   The President-Elect: Succession and Disability Issues During the Transition Period
-11/26/08   U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 2000-2007
-11/26/08   U.S. International Trade: Tends and Forecasts
-11/25/08   Iran: Ethnic and Religious Minorities
-11/25/08   National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility: Issues for Congress
-11/25/08   Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2009
-11/25/08   Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations
-11/25/08   Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006: A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces
-11/24/08   Proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreements: Labor Issues
-11/24/08   The World Bank's Clean Technology Fund (CTF)
-11/21/08   Pakistan's Capital Crisis: Implications for U.S. Policy
-11/21/08   Sea-Based Ballistic Missile Defense-Background and Issues for Congress
-11/20/08   Iran's Nuclear Program: Status
-11/20/08   The 2009 U.N. Durban Review Conference: Follow-Up to the 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism
-11/18/08   Senate Committee Party ratios: 94th-110th Congresses
-11/18/08   The U.S. Financial Crisis: The Global Dimension with Implications for U.S. Policy
-11/17/08   Border Searches of Laptop Computers and Other Electronic Storage Devices
-11/13/08   Reporting Requirements in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
-11/13/08   United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress
-11/13/08   United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues
-11/10/08   Pakistan-U.S. Relations
-11/10/08   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy: Issues for Congress
-11/05/08   Russia's Economic Peformance and Policies and Their Implications for the United States
-11/04/08   NAFTA and the Mexican Economy
-11/03/08   Recess Appointments Made by President George W. Bush, January 20, 2001- October 31, 2008

October
-10/31/08   Emergency Economic Stabilization Act: Preliminary Analysis of Oversight Provisions  [172 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/31/08   Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications  [220 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/31/08   Iraq: U.S. Casualties  [50 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/31/08   The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and Current Financial Turmoil: Issues and Analysis  [172 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/31/08   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the House Floor  [115 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/31/08   U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1302 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/30/08   Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy  [1120 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/30/08   Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/30/08   The Global Financial Crisis: The Role fo the International Monetary Fund (IMF)  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/29/08   Federal Reserve Interest Rate Changes: 2001-2008  [62 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/29/08   In Re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001: Dismissals of Claims Against Saudi Defendants Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA)  [106 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/29/08   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [162 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/29/08   The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor  [70 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/29/08   U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy  [186 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/28/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [415 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/28/08   Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress  [800 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/28/08   The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Congressional Issues  [114 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/28/08   U.S. Trade and Investment Relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa: The African Growth and Opportunity Act and Beyond  [226 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/27/08   Azerbaijan's October 2008 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/27/08   Taiwan-U.S. Relations: Recent Developments and Their Policy Implications  [186 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/24/08   Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests  [266 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/23/08   Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2000-2007  [344 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/23/08   Financial Turmoil: Federal Reserve Policy Responses  [182 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/23/08   NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance  [330 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/23/08   Nepal: Political Developments and Bilateral Relations with the United States  [219 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/23/08   Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations  [204 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/23/08   The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq  [247 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/22/08   Congress and U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees: Recent Legislation and Implementation  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/22/08   Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks  [78 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/22/08   Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Background and Analysis  [179 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/21/08   Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts  [173 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/21/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/20/08   Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade  [259 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/20/08   The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Background and Legislative Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   America COMPETES Act: Programs, Funding, and Selected Issues  [168 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [74 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   Economic Slowdown: Issues and Policies  [208 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations  [253 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   The America COMPETES Act and FY2009 Budget  [168 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications  [287 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/17/08   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [267 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/16/08   U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts  [181 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/15/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [606 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/15/08   The Cost of Government Financial Interventions, Past and Present  [68 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/15/08   The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11  [341 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/14/08   Afghanistan: Government Formation and Performance  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/14/08   Auction Basics: Background for Assessing Proposed Treasury Purchases of Mortgage-Backed Securities  [127 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/09/08   China-U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy  [233 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/08/08   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [616 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/08/08   Financial Turmoil: Comparing the Troubled Asset Relief Program to the Federal Reserve's Response  [65 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/08/08   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [490 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/08/08   The Gulf Security Dialogue and Related Arms Sale Proposals  [134 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/08/08   U.S. Foreign Aid to East and South Asia: Selected Receipients  [281 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/08/08   U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians  [75 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/07/08   China-U.S. Trade Issues  [218 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/07/08   South Africa: Current Issues and U.S. Relations  [310 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/06/08   Brazil-U.S. Relations  [266 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/06/08   Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations  [376 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/06/08   NATO Enlargement: Albania, Croatia, and Possible Future Candidates  [725 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/06/08   Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests  [172 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/03/08   Presidential Succession: Perspectives, Contemporary Analysis, and 110th Congress Proposed Legislation  [177 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/02/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [416 Kb]  -- Updated

September
-09/30/08   Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008  [153 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/29/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [601 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/29/08   Economic Slowdown: Issues and Policies  [313 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/29/08   Financial Market Intervention  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/29/08   The U.S. Financial Crisis: Lessons from Chile  [71 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/29/08   The U.S. Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/29/08   The U.S. Financial Crisis: Lessons from Sweden  [70 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/26/08   The Resolution Trust Corporation: Historical Analysis  [66 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/25/08   Gasoline Prices: Causes of Increases and Congressional Response  [230 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/25/08   Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks  [79 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/25/08   Taiwan-U.S. Relations: Recent Developments and Their Policy Implications  [181 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/23/08   The Cost of Government Financial Interventions, Past and Present  [65 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/22/08   Proposal to Allow Treasury to Buy Mortgage-Related Assets to Address Financial Instability  [70 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/22/08   Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests  [242 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/19/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspective, and Issues  [126 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/19/08   The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Background and Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/18/08   Brazil-U.S. Relations  [265 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/18/08   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [270 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/18/08   Peacekeeping/Stabilization and Conflict Transitions: Background and Congressional Action on the Civilian Response/Reserve Corps and Other Civilian Stabilization and Reconstruction Capabilities  [175 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/18/08   Royalty Relief for U.S. Deepwater Oil and Gas Leases  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/18/08   Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/17/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [76 Kb]  - Updated
-09/17/08   Libya: Background and U.S. Relations  [283 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/17/08   Taiwan: Overall Developments and Policy Issues in the 109th Congress  [174 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/16/08   China's Economic Conditions  [188 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/16/08   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [190 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/16/08   Executive Branch Reorganization and Management Initiatives: A Brief Overview  [147 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/16/08   Japan's Political Turmoil in 2008: Background and Implications for the United States  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/16/08   Outer Continental Shelf Leasing: Side-by-Side Comparison of Five Legislative Proposals  [91 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/15/08   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Conservatorship  [68 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/15/08   Submission of the President's Budget in Transition Years  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [605 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   Colombia: Issues for Congress  [231 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   Economic Analysis of a Mortgage Forclosure Moratorium  [134 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Financial Problems: Frequently Asked Questions  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/12/08   International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues  [203 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/12/08   The Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline: Status and Current Policy Issues  [161 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/12/08   The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq  [247 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program: Background and Current Developments  [307 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/12/08   U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/11/08   Navy Role in Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) - Background and Issues for Congress  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/11/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [444 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/11/08   U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy  [181 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/10/08   China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Policies  [319 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/10/08   Enemy Combatant Detainees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court  [333 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/10/08   Financial Institutions Insolvency: Federal Authority over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Depository Institutions  [176 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/10/08   Instability in Chad  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/09/08   Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment  [236 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/09/08   U.S. - Russian Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress  [95 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/08/08   Boumediene v. Bush: Guantanamo Detainees' Right to Habeas Corpus  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/08/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [442 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/08/08   Israel: Background and Relations with the United States  [292 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/08/08   Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy  [1114 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/05/08   U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts  [181 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/04/08   Bush Administration Policy Regarding Congressionally Originated Earmarks: An Overview  [197 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/04/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [233 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/04/08   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [498 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/03/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [79 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/03/08   Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe  [159 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/03/08   Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power  [283 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/03/08   Sovereign Wealth Funds: Background and Policy Issues for Congress  [208 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/03/08   The Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A Comparative Analysis  [111 Kb]  -- NEW!
-09/02/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [600 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/02/08   Nuclear Energy Policy  [177 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/02/08   Sea-Based Ballistic Missile Defense - Background and Issues for Congress  [268 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/02/08   The U.S. Farm Economy  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/02/08   Turkey: Update on Crisis of Identity and Power  [107 Kb]  -- NEW!

August
-08/29/08   Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests  [216 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/29/08   Turkey: Selected Foreign Policy Issues and U.S. Views  [180 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/28/08   Afghanistan: Government Formation and Performance  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/28/08   Iraq: U.S. Casualties  [50 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/28/08   Weak and Failing States: Evolving Security Threats and U.S. Policy  [208 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/27/08   Arab League Boycott of Israel  [102 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/27/08   Burma: Economic Sanctions  [66 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/27/08   Iraqi Civilian Deaths Estimates  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/27/08   Latin America: Terrorism Issues  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/27/08   Uzbekistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [92 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/26/08   Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status  [122 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/26/08   Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests  [173 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/26/08   The North Korean Economy: Leverage and Policy Analysis  [333 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy  [148 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding  [167 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   Low-Income Country Debt Cancellation: H.R. 2634 and S.2166  [147 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/25/08   North Korean Crime-for-Profit Activities  [144 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   Pakistan - U.S. Relations  [753 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Background, Legal Status, and Other Issues  [326 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development  [144 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/25/08   The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress  [496 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/22/08   Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa  [544 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   Climate Change and International Deforestation: Legislative Analysis  [180 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/22/08   Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts  [146 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   Federal Funding of Presidential Nominating Conventions: Overview and Policy Options  [124 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/22/08   Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits  [133 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/22/08   International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy  [736 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   International Trade: Rules of Origin  [736 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   Iran's Economy  [250 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/22/08   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [136 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/21/08   Burma and Transnational Crime  [473 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/21/08   Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Russia: Statutory Procedures for Congressional Consideration and Their Implementation  [167 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/21/08   Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments  [241 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/21/08   State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2009 Appropriations  [211 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/20/08   Gasoline and Oil Prices  [116 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/20/08   Iraq: Reconstruction Assistance  [224 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/19/08   U.S. Periods of War  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/18/08   World Trade Organization Negotiations: The Doha Development Agenda  [162 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/15/08   Al Qaeda in Iraq: Assessment and Outside Links  [144 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/15/08   Comparing Global Influence: China's and U.S. Diplomacy, Foreign Aid, Trade, and Investment in the Developing World  [2007 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/15/08   Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress  [203 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/15/08   Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/15/08   Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A Deepening Humanitarian Crisis?  [152 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/15/08   U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/14/08   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [271 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/13/08   Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [259 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/12/08   Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations  [236 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/12/08   India - U.S. Relations  [554 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/12/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [444 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/12/08   Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/12/08   Stability in Russia's Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments  [119 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/12/08   U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/12/08   United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women  [148 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/11/08   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [593 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/08/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [596 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/08/08   Cuba: Issues for the 110th Congress  [320 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/08/08   Energy: Selected Facts and Numbers  [215 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/08/08   Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Contributions FY1998-2009  [70 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/08/08   U.S. Embassy In Iraq  [65 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/07/08   China's Economic Conditions  [188 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/06/08   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [367 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/06/08   Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status  [122 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/06/08   Libya: Background and U.S. Relations  [286 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/06/08   Oil Development on Federal Lands and the Outer Continental Shelf  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/06/08   U.S. - China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy  [149 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/05/08   Taiwan: Recent Developments and U.S. Policy Choices  [145 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/05/08   U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues  [228 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/05/08   United Nations Reform: U.S. Policy and International Perspectives  [1072 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/04/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [79 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/01/08   Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations  [321 Kb]  -- Updated
-08/01/08   Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy  [436 Kb]  -- Updated

July
-07/31/08   Gasoline Prices: Causes of Increases and Congressional Response  [228 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/31/08   Globalization, Worker Insecurity, and Policy Approaches  [129 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/31/08   Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [351 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/31/08   Suits Against Terrorist States by Victims of Terrorism  [533 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/31/08   The U.S. Secret Service: An Examination and Analysis of Its Evolving Missions  [249 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/31/08   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/31/08   U.S. Assistance to North Korea  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/30/08   Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances  [194 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/30/08   Japan - U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [300 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/30/08   Tibet: Problems, Prospects, and U.S. Policy  [171 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/30/08   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [233 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   Enemy Combatant Detainees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court  [329 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   Financing Issues and Economic Effects of American Wars  [145 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   Islamic Finance: Overview and Policy Concerns  [76 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/29/08   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 109th and 110th Congresses  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons  [184 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/29/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues  [124 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/28/08   Intelligence Reform at the Department of Energy: Policy Issues and Organizational Alternatives  [164 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/28/08   National Security Strategy: Legislative Mandates, Execution to Date, and Considerations for Congress  [165 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/28/08   Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests  [169 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/25/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/25/08   Korea-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [149 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/24/08   Costs of Major U.S. Wars  [69 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/24/08   Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe  [153 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/24/08   The Future Role of U.S. Trade Policy: An Overview  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/24/08   The U.N. Population Fund: Background and the U.S. Funding Debate  [173 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/24/08   U.S. Forces in Iraq  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/24/08   United States - Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Background and Potential Issues  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   China - U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy  [232 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   Department of Defense Fuel Costs in Iraq  [79 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/23/08   Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force  [203 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade  [256 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace Agreement  [179 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   The Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/23/08   The Reliable Replacement Warhead Program: Background and Current Developments  [304 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/22/08   NATO's Prague Capabilities Committment  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/22/08   The United States as a Net Debtor Nation: Overview of the International Investment Position  [119 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/21/08   China's "Hot Money" Problems  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/21/08   FY2009 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues  [142 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/21/08   German Foreign and Security Policy: Trends and Transatlantic Implications  [272 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/21/08   Iran's Ballistic Missile Programs: An Overview  [68 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/21/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [438 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/18/08   China's Foreign Policy: What Does It Mean for U.S. Global Interests?  [183 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/18/08   U.S.-Latin America Trade: Recent Trends  [134 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/17/08   Campaign Finance Law and the Constitutionality of the "Millionaire's Amendment": An Analysis of Davis v. Federal Election Commission  [71 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/17/08   The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Responses  [177 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/16/08   Presidential Advisers' Testimony Before Congressional Committees  [187 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/16/08   The Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: Issues for Congress  [216 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/15/08   Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Financial Problems: Frequently Asked Questions  [69 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/15/08   Primer on Energy Derivatives and Their Regulation  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/15/08   U.S. Forces in Afghanistan  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/14/08   International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding  [151 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/14/08   The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations since 9/11  [334 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/14/08   The Future Role of U.S. Trade Policy: An Overview  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/11/08   Advanced Nuclear Power and Fuel Cycle Technologies: Outlook and Policy Options  [114 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/11/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [596 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/11/08   U.S. - Iraq Strategic Framework and Status of Forces Agreement: Congressional Response  [157 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/10/08   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Legislative Actions in the 110th Congress  [199 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/10/08   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [574 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/10/08   North Korea: Terrorism List Removal?  [199 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/10/08   Tajisistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [126 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/09/08   The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)  [143 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/08/08   Global Health: Appropriations to USAID Programs from FY2001 through FY2008  [91 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/08/08   Speculation and Energy Prices: Legislative Responses  [146 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/07/08   Merida Initiative: Proposed U.S. Anticrime and Counterdrug Assistance for Mexico and Central America  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/07/08   The Enron Loophole  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/07/08   The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of Selected Issues  [153 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/03/08   Forest Carbon Markets: Potential and Drawbacks  [146 Kb]  -- NEW!
-07/03/08   GAO: Government Accountability Office and General Accounting Office  [187 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/02/08   Latin America and the Caribbean: Issues for the 110th Congress  [326 Kb]  -- Updated

June
-06/30/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [441 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/27/08   Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/27/08   Satellite Surveillance: Domestic Issues  [183 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/26/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [436 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/26/08   U.S. - Russian Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress  [74 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/24/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [78 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/23/08   International Drug Control Policy  [684 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/23/08   Iran's Nuclear Program: Status  [134 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/23/08   Possible Federal Revenue from Oil Development of ANWR and Nearby Areas  [101 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/23/08   The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11  [329 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/20/08   Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background to Independence  [247 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/20/08   U.S. Civilian Space Policy Priorities: Reflections 50 Years After Sputnik  [380 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/20/08   Wind Power in the United States: Technology, Economic, and Policy Issues  [662 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/19/08   Farm Bill Legislative Action in the 110th Congress  [235 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/19/08   What is the "Farm Bill"?  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/18/08   Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress  [190 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/18/08   Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations  [258 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/17/08   Gasoline Prices: Causes of Increases and Congressional Response  [243 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/16/08   Boumediene v. Bush: Guantanamo Detainees' Right to Habeas Corpus  [112 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/16/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/16/08   Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA): What Is It, and How Might One Be Utilized in Iraq?  [179 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/13/08   Farm Bill Legislative Action in the 110th Congress  [235 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/13/08   Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe  [151 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/12/08   EU-U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude  [99 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/12/08   Iran's Economy  [227 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/12/08   The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Comparison of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3773 and the House Amendment to the Senate Amendement to H.R. 3773  [354 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/12/08   The Voting Rights Act of 1965, As Amended: Its History and Current Issues  [290 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/11/08   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [364 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/10/08   Burma: Economic Sanctions  [65 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/10/08   International Trade: Rules of Origin  [145 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/09/08   U.S.-Russian Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-06/06/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [595 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/06/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues  [119 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/05/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/04/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [436 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/03/08   Climate Change: Current Issues and Policy Tools  [197 Kb]  -- Updatd
-06/03/08   United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women  [147 Kb]  -- NEW!

May
-05/30/08   Climate Change: Comparison of S.2191 as Reported (now S.3036) with Proposed Boxer Amendment  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/30/08   Pakistan-U.S. Relations  [580 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/30/08   Russia's Economic Performance and Policies and Their Implications for the United States  [168 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/30/08   Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes  [350 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/30/08   The Army's M-4 Carbine: Background and Issues for Congress  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/30/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [374 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/30/08   U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts  [177 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/29/08   High Agricultural Commodity Prices: What Are the Issues?  [390 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/28/08   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [266 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/28/08   National Security Strategy: Legislative Mandates, Execution to Date and Consideration for Congress  [160 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/28/08   Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States  [436 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/27/08   Food Safety Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill - NEW!
-05/23/08   Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [221 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/22/08   Alien Smuggling: Recent Legislative Developments  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/22/08   Gasoline Prices: Legislation in the 110th Congress  [225 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/22/08   Haiti: Legislative Responses to the Food Cris and Related Development Challenges  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/22/08   Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress  [111 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/22/08   The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Background and Legislative Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/22/08   Zimbabwe: 2008 Elections and Implications for U.S. Policy  [180 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/21/08   China's Space Program: Options for U.S.-China Cooperation  [74 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/21/08   Georgia (Republic): Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [133 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/21/08   Memorials: Creating National, State, and Local Memorials  [67 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/21/08   Unauthorized Aliens' Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues  [182 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/20/08   Membership of the 110th Congress: A Profile  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/20/08   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [119 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/19/08   The Constitutionality of Requiring Photo Identification for Voting: An Analysis of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/19/08   The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility: Issues for Congress  [152 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/16/08   Conventional Warheads for Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues for Congress  [204 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/16/08   What is the "Farm Bill"?  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/15/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [592 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/15/08   Climate Change: Costs and Benefits of S. 2191  [527 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/15/08   Nanotechnology and U.S. competitiveness: Issues and Options  [193 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/15/08   Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006: A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces  [70 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/15/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues  [120 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/14/08   American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics  [165 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/14/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/13/08   Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border  [729 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/13/08   Border Security: Key Agencies and Their Missions  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/13/08   Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods  [83 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/13/08   Evaluating the Potential for a Recession in 2008  [150 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/13/08   Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border surveillance  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/13/08   The "Red-Dead" Canal: Israeli-Arab Efforts to Restore the Dead Sea -- NEW!
-05/12/08   Army's Future Combat System (FCS): Background and Issues for Congress  [177 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/12/08   Canada - U.S. Relations  [366 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/12/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/08   Cyclone Nargis and Burma's Constitutional Referendum  [296 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/09/08   Farm Bill Legislative Action in the 110th Congress  [203 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [218 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [433 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/08   Islam in Africa  [67 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/09/08   Japan's Nuclear Future: Policy Debate, Prospects, and U.S. Interests -- NEW!
-05/09/08   U.S. Forces in Afghanistan  [66 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/08/08   Rising Food Prices and Global Food Needs: The U.S. Response  [142 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/08/08   Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes  [200 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/08/08   U.S. Forces in Iraq  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/07/08   Department of Defense "Section 1207" Security and Stabilization Assistance: A Fact Sheet  [61 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/07/08   Transportation Fuel Taxes: Impacts of a Repeal or Moratorium  [90 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/06/08   Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress -- Updated
-05/06/08   High Agricultural Commodity Prices: What Are the Issues?  [377 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/06/08   Homeland Security Department: FY2009 Request for Appropriations -- NEW!
-05/06/08   Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status  [122 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/06/08   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [496 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/06/08   Major Tax Issues in the 110th Congress  [201 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/06/08   NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance  [304 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/05/08   Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations  [143 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/05/08   U.S. Trade and Investment Relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa: The African Growth and Opportunity Act and Beyond  [226 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/02/08   Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background and Current Issues  [247 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/02/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues  [120 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/01/08   Energy: Selected Facts and Numbers  [367 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/01/08   Suits Against Terrorist States by Victims of Terrorism  [400 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/01/08   Syria: Background and U.S. Relations  [264 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/01/08   The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Economic and Political Implications  [181 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/01/08   Tuberculosis: International Efforts and Issues for Congress  [265 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/01/08   U.S. Foreign Aid to East and South Asia: Selected Recipients  [225 Kb]  -- Updated

April
-04/30/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [588 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/30/08   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [266 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/30/08   HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Central America  [110 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/30/08   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [135 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/30/08   The U.S. Trade Situation for Fruit and Vegetable Products  [146 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/30/08   U.S. Airline Industry: Issues and Role of Congress  [227 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/29/08   German Foreign and Security Policy: Trends and Transatlantic Implications  [271 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/29/08   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [137 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/28/08   Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation  [183 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/28/08   Iraq and Al Qaeda  [147 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/28/08   Korea-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [159 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/27/08   Oversight of Dual-Use Biological Research: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity  [130 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/25/08   Ocean Commissions: Ocean Policy Review and Outlook  [138 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/23/08   AIDS Funding for Federal Government Programs: FY1981-FY2009  [120 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/23/08   Major U.S. Arms Sales and Grants to Pakistan Since 2001  [38 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/23/08   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [230 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/22/08   Financing the U.S. Trade Deficit  [123 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/21/08   2008-2009 Presidential Transition: National Security Considerations and Options  [265 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/21/08   The National Security Council: An Organizational Assessment -- Updated
-04/18/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [433 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/18/08   Organizing the U.S. Government for National Security: Overview of the Interagency Reform Debates  [133 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/18/08   Science and Technology Policymaking: A Primer  [455 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/18/08   Weak and Failing States: Evolving Security Threats and U.S. Policy  [197 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/17/08   Director of National Intelligence Statutory Authorities: Status and Proposals  [108 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/17/08   Foreign Investment, CFIUS, and Homeland Security: An Overview  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/17/08   The U.S. Farm Economy  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/16/08   Burma and Transnational Crime  [601 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/16/08   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [546 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/16/08   Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments  [212 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/15/08   Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes  [158 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/14/08   Churches and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws  [117 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/14/08   Removing Aliens from the United States: Judicial Review of Removal Orders  [132 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/14/08   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Progress Report and Issues for Congress  [184 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/11/08   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [102 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/11/08   The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11  [317 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/10/08   East Asia's Foreign Exchange Rate Policies  [107 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/10/08   Farm Bill Legislative Action in the 110th Congress  [203 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/10/08   Food Price Inflation: Causes and Impacts  [69 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/10/08   Tibet: Problems, Prospects, and U.S. Policy  [170 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/09/08   Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements  [337 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/09/08   Avatars, Virtual Reality Technology, and the U.S. Military: Emerging Policy Issues  [70 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/09/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/09/08   Pakistan's 2008 Elections: Results and Implications for U.S. Policy  [236 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/09/08   Renewable Energy R&D Funding History: A Comparison with Funding for Nuclear Energy, Fossil Energy, and Energy Efficiency R&D  [63 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/08/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/07/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [585 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/07/08   Gasoline Prices: Issues for the 110th Congress  [125 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/07/08   U.S. - French Commercial Ties -- Updated
-04/07/08   U.S. Forces in Iraq  [69 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/08   China's Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilites - Background and Issues for Congress  [517 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/08   Foreign Direct Investment: Current Issues  [159 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/08   Income Inequality, Income Mobility, and Economic Policy: U.S. Trends in the 1980s and 1990s  [169 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/04/08   Iraq: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy  [344 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/08   Kenya: The December 2007 Elections and the Challenges Ahead  [118 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/04/08   Oil Industry Profit Review 2007  [94 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/04/08   Security Implications of Taiwan's Presidential Election of March 2008  [130 Kb]  --  NEW!
-04/04/08   The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns  [250 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/04/08   Uganda: Current Conditions and the Crisis in North Uganda  [1243 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/03/08   Presidential Transitions  [213 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/03/08   The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility: Issues for Congress  [151 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/02/08   Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy  [337 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/02/08   Taiwan's 2008 Presidential Election  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/01/08   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [181 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/01/08   Intelligence Issues for Congress  [166 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/01/08   The REAL ID Act of 2005: Legal, Regulatory, and Implementation Issues  [209 Kb]  -- NEW!
-04/01/08   The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA)  [170 Kb]  -- Updated
-04/01/08   What Is the "Farm Bill"?  [74 Kb]  -- Updated

March
-03/31/08   International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues  [255 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/31/08   Iraq's Debt Relief: Procedure and Potential Implications for International Debt Relief  [128 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/31/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [429 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/28/08   Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress  [659 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/27/08   Pakistan-U.S. Relations  [551 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/27/08   Senate Confirmation Process: A Brief Overview  [56 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/25/08   Renewable Energy: Background and Issues for the 110th Congress  [230 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/25/08   Zimbabwe  [321 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/24/08   Iraq: Reconstruction Assistance  [232 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/24/08   The NATO Summit in Bucharest, 2008  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/21/08   Averting Financial Crisis  [201 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/21/08   Satellite Surveillance: Domestic Issues -- NEW!
-03/20/08   The America COMPETES Act and the FY2009 Budget  [134 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/19/08   North Korea's Abduction of Japanese Citizens and the Six-Party Talks  [71 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/19/08   Organizing for Homeland Security: The Homeland Security Council Reconsidered  [69 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/19/08   The Budget for Fiscal Year 2009  [368 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/19/08   The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process  [104 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/18/08   Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs  [102 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/18/08   Merida Initiative: Proposed U.S. Anticrime and Counterdrug Assistance for Mexico and Central America  [70 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/18/08   Presidential Appointee Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation and Committees Handling Nominations  [214 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/17/08   China-U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy  [284 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/17/08   The Executive Office of the President: An Historical Overview  [179 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/17/08   The FCC's Broadcast Media Ownership Rules  [159 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/13/08   Iraq: Reconciliation and Benchmarks  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/13/08   Russia's March 2008 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/12/08   Enlargement Issues at NATO's Bucharest Summit  [708 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/11/08   China's Economic Conditions  [172 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/10/08   Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa  [535 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/10/08   The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Four Years  [408 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/07/08   China-U.S. Trade Issues  [187 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/07/08   Georgia [Republic] and NATO Enlargement: Issues and Implications  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/07/08   The Next Generation Bomber: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress -- NEW!
-03/06/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/04/08   The North Korean Economy: Leverage and Policy Analysis -- Updated
-03/03/08   International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy  [734 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/03/08   Navy Role in Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) - Background and Issues for Congress  [72 Kb]  -- Updated

February
-02/29/08   Cuba's Political Succession: From Fidel to Raul Castro  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/29/08   U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions  [249 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/28/08   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Issues and Arguments  [391 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/26/08   Congressional Oversight and Related Issues Concerning the Prospective Security Agreement Between the United States and Iraq  [244 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/26/08   Israel: Background and Relations with the United States  [278 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/26/08   Russia's 2008 Presidential Succession  [98 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/26/08   Serbia: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/26/08   Syria: Background and U.S. Relations  [247 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/25/08   Cybercrime: A Sketch of 18 U.S.C. 1030 and Related Federal Criminal Laws  [65 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/25/08   Mexico's Drug Cartels  [821 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/23/08   Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy  [312 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/22/08   Operation Iraqi Freedom: Strategies, Approaches, Results, and Issues for Congress  [639 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/22/08   Pakistan-U.S. Relations  [539 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/21/08   Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2008  [145 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/21/08   FDA Fast Track and Priority Review Programs  [78 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/21/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [431 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/20/08   Federal Pollution Control Laws: How Are They Enforced?  [293 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/20/08   Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [307 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/20/08   Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: Status and Trends  [192 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/20/08   Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers: Current Issues and Legislation  [101 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/19/08   Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe  [137 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/15/08   Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [576 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/15/08   Kenya: The December 2007 Elections and the Challenges Ahead  [110 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/15/08   Poland's New Government: Background and Issues for the United States  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/14/08   European Union - U.S. Trade and Investment Relations: Key Issues  [215 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/14/08   Ghana: Background and U.S. Relations  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/14/08   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 110th Congress  [185 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/14/08   Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks  [76 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/14/08   P.L. 110-55, the Protect America Act of 2007: Modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act  [147 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/14/08   The Kaesong North-South Korean Industrial Complex  [369 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/14/08   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues  [119 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/13/08   How Large is China's Economy? Does It Matter?  [76 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/13/08   The Bali Agreements and Forests  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/12/08   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [222 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/11/08   FY2009 Defense Budget: Issues for Congress  [538 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/11/08   Presidential Transitions  [209 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/08/08   Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 110th Congress  [515 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/08/08   The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11  [306 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/08/08   The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: A Brief Overview of Selected Issues  [134 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/08/08   The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Comparison of House-Passed H.R. 3773, S.2248 as Reported by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and S. 2248 as Reported Out of the Senate Judiciary Committee  [246 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/07/08   Automated Political Telephone Calls ("Robo Calls") in Federal Campaigns: Overview and Policy Options  [157 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/07/08   Election Reform and Local Election Officials: Results of Two National Surveys  [395 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/07/08   FY2009 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security  [134 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/06/08   Trade Agreements: Impact on the U.S. Economy  [158 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/05/08   General Overview of U.S. Copyright Law  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/05/08   The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq  [157 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/04/08   Gasoline Prices: Issues for the 110th Congress  [124 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/04/08   Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)  [109 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/02/08   AIDS in Africa  [183 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/01/08   The Egypt-Gaza Border and Its Effect on Israeli-Egyptian Relations  [196 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/01/08   United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues  [698 Kb]  -- Updated

January
-01/31/08   Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Security Issues and Implications for U.S. Interests  [371 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/31/08   Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/31/08   South Africa: Current Issues and U.S. Relations  [331 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/31/08   U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions  [221 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs  [102 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   Burma: Economic Sanctions  [66 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   Instability in Chad  [76 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/30/08   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [490 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   Nigeria: Current Issues  [507 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   The European Union's Energy Security Challenges  [189 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   The MS-13 and 18th Street Gangs: Emerging Transnational Gang Threats?  [156 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/30/08   United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress  [248 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/29/08   Botnets, Cybrcrime, and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress  [260 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/29/08   Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: An Overview and Selected Issues  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/29/08   The African Development Bank Group  [108 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/28/08   Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions  [100 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/28/08   Homeland Security: Roles and Missions for United States Northern Command  [97 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/28/08   The World Bank and Iran  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/28/08   U.S.-Funded Assistance Programs in China  [74 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/25/08   Georgia's January 2008 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications  [74 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/25/08   U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques  [171 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/25/08   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   FY2008 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for International Affairs  [147 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States  [72 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   Pakistan's Scheduled 2008 Election: Background  [202 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/24/08   Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations  [898 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/23/08   Islamic Religious Schools, Madrasas: Background  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/23/08   The Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/23/08   U.S. Forces in Iraq  [68 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/23/08   U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Changes in Policy and Force Structure  [286 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/23/08   What is a Recession, Who Decides When It Starts, and When Do They Decide?  [64 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/22/08   America COMPETES Act: Programs, Funding, and Selected Issues  [799 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/22/08   China's Sovereign Wealth Fund  [178 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/22/08   Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing  [313 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/22/08   Taiwan's Legislative Elections, January 2008: Implications for U.S. Policy  [60 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/22/08   The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications  [287 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/21/08   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Development and Diplomacy  [125 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/18/08   Does the Army Need a Full-Spectrum Force or Specialized Units? Background and Issues for Congress  [150 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/18/08   Fusion Centers: Issues and Options for Congress  [1313 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/18/08   Nuclear Arms Control: The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty  [174 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/17/08   Foreign Aid Reform: Issues for Congress and Policy Options  [230 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/17/08   Russian Energy Policy Toward Neighboring Countries  [429 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/16/08   Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons  [181 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/16/08   Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/14/08   Afro-Latinos in Latin America and Considerations for U.S. Policy  [254 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/14/08   Campaign Finance: Legislative Developments and Policy Issues in the 110th Congress  [192 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/14/08   Foreign Ownership of U.S. Financial Assets: Implications of a Withdrawal  [133 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/14/08   Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2007  [213 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/14/08   Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/14/08   Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues  [119 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/14/08   The Gulf Security Dialogue and Related Arms Sale Proposals  [119 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/11/08   Pakistan-U.S. Relations  [491 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/11/08   Regulation of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions: State and Federal Standards  [75 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/11/08   The U.N. Population Fund: Background and the U.S. Funding Debate  [175 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/11/08   Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy  [393 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Legislative Actions Through the 110th Congress, First Session  [201 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Future of the Balkans and U.S. Policy Concerns  [116 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security  [430 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: China's December 2007 Decision  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/10/08   Trade Promotion Authority and Fast-Track Negotiating Authority for Trade Agreements: Major Votes  [75 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [306 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/09/08   China's Holdings of U.S. Securities: Implications for the U.S. Economy  [177 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/09/08   Latin America: Terrorism Issues  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/08/08   Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border  [705 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/08/08   Dollar Crisis: Prospect and Implications  [120 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/07/08   CARICOM: Challenges and Opportunities for Caribbean Economic Integration  [294 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/07/08   Climate Change Legislation in the 110th Congress  [198 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/07/08   Emerging Trends in the Security Architecture in Asia: Bilateral and Multilateral Ties Among the United States, Japan, Australia, and India  [139 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/07/08   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  [520 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/07/08   Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks  [73 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/07/08   Laos: Background and U.S. Relations  [137 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/07/08   NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance  [298 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/07/08   Russia's Accession to the WTO  [174 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/07/08   The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Effects After Three Years  [142 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/04/08   China's "Soft Power" in Southeast Asia  [226 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/04/08   East Asian Regional Architecture: New Economic and Security Arrangements and U.S. Policy  [505 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/03/08   Avian Flu Pandemic: Potential Impact of Trade Disruptions  [71 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/03/08   EU-U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude  [98 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/03/08   Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance: U.S. Programs in the Former Soviet Union  [327 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/03/08   U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Background and Issues for Congress  [265 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/02/08   National Aviation Security Policy, Strategy, and Mode-Specific Plans: Background and Considerations for Congress  [177 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/02/08   U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel  [154 Kb]  -- Updated