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Diplomacy in Action

2012 Reports

December
-12/28/12   U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Current Conflicts  [234 Kb]
-12/27/12   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1286 Kb]
-12/19/12   Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons  [399 Kb]
-12/17/12   Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress  [308 Kb]
-12/17/12   Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview  [409 Kb]
-12/17/12   Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding  [230 Kb]
-12/17/12   The President's State of the Union Address: Tradition, Function, and Policy Implications  [329 Kb]
-12/14/12   DOD Alternative Fuels: Policy, Initiatives and Legislative Activity  [368 Kb]
-12/14/12   The Sustainability of the Federal Budget Deficit: Market Confidence and Economic Effects  [324 Kb]
-12/13/12   Immigration of Temporary Lower-Skilled Workers: Current Policy and Related Issues  [483 Kb]
-12/13/12   Intelligence Identities Protection Act  [245 Kb]
-12/13/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [526 Kb]
-12/13/12   Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986  [501 Kb]
-12/13/12   Women in Combat: Issues for Congress  [261 Kb]
-12/12/12   Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945 (Updated)  [394 Kb]
-12/11/12   Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings  [502 Kb]
-12/11/12   Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues  [235 Kb]
-12/10/12   Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress  [1190 Kb]
-12/07/12   Iran Sanctions  [678 Kb]
-12/07/12   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [802 Kb]
-12/06/12   China's Holdings of U.S. Securities: Implications for the U.S. Economy  [387 Kb]
-12/06/12   Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations  [352 Kb]
-12/06/12   In Brief: Next Steps in the War in Afghanistan? Issues for Congress  [261 Kb]
-12/06/12   Iran's Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Programs  [1749 Kb]
-12/06/12   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [428 Kb]
-12/05/12   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [260 Kb]
-12/04/12   China's Economic Conditions  [521 Kb]
-12/04/12   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [577 Kb]
-12/04/12   IMF Reforms: Issues for Congress  [370 Kb]
-12/03/12   Introduction to the Federal Budget Process  [375 Kb]
-12/03/12   Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy  [690 Kb]
-12/03/12   State Government Fiscal Stress and Federal Assistance  [396 Kb]

November
-11/30/12   Addressing the Long-Run Budget Deficit: A Comparison of Approaches  [437 Kb]
-11/30/12   Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance  [684 Kb]
-11/30/12   Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress  [232 Kb]
-11/30/12   Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress  [291 Kb]
-11/30/12   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [428 Kb]
-11/29/12   Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy  [341 Kb]
-11/29/12   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990  [684 Kb]
-11/28/12   Colombia: Background, U.S. Relations, and Congressional Interest  [723 Kb]
-11/28/12   Social Security Reform: Current Issues and Legislation  [460 Kb]
-11/27/12   Panama: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [565 Kb]
-11/27/12   Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations  [380 Kb]
-11/26/12   African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2012  [536 Kb]
-11/26/12   Baselines and Scorekeeping in the Federal Budget Process  [163 Kb]
-11/26/12   Basic Federal Budgeting Terminology  [156 Kb]
-11/26/12   Budget Reconciliation Legislation: Development and Consideration  [157 Kb]
-11/26/12   Entitlements and Appropriated Entitlements in the Federal Budget Process  [170 Kb]
-11/26/12   Gangs in Central America  [373 Kb]
-11/26/12   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [238 Kb]
-11/26/12   Overview of the Authorization-Appropriations Process  [164 Kb]
-11/26/12   Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues.  [368 Kb]
-11/26/12   The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer  [310 Kb]
-11/26/12   The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress  [677 Kb]
-11/26/12   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2012  [674 Kb]
-11/21/12   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [839 Kb]
-11/19/12   Does Foreign Aid Work? Efforts to Evaluate U.S. Foreign Assistance  [400 Kb]
-11/19/12   The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings in Vladivostok, Russia: Postscript  [285 Kb]
-11/19/12   Update on Controlling Greenhouse Gases from International Aviation  [459 Kb]
-11/16/12   Financing the U.S. Trade Deficit  [359 Kb]
-11/14/12   Government Transparency and Secrecy: An Examination of Meaning and Its Use in the Executive Branch  [450 Kb]
-11/14/12   Gun Control Legislation  [1049 Kb]
-11/14/12   Trade Preferences: Economic Issues and Policy Options  [486 Kb]
-11/14/12   U.S. Implementation of the Basel Capital Regulatory Framework  [371 Kb]
-11/14/12   U.S. Trade and Investment Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act  [558 Kb]
-11/13/12   India-U.S. Security Relations: Current Engagement  [456 Kb]
-11/09/12   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions  [596 Kb]
-11/09/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [521 Kb]
-11/09/12   The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester  [277 Kb]
-11/09/12   The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Background and Issues  [407 Kb]
-11/08/12   Energy Policy: 112th Congress Issues and Legislative Proposals  [232 Kb]
-11/08/12   The United States as a Net Debtor Nation: Overview of the International Investment Position  [383 Kb]
-11/07/12   China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues  [725 Kb]
-11/07/12   Israel: Background and U.S. Relations  [478 Kb]
-11/06/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [499 Kb]
-11/06/12   Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 Election: Fact Sheet  [217 Kb]
-11/06/12   Lebanon: Background and U.S. Policy  [552 Kb]
-11/05/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [425 Kb]
-11/01/12   Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations  [1024 Kb]

October
-10/26/12   Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis  [255 Kb]
-10/26/12   U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues  [254 Kb]
-10/25/12   Proliferation Control Regimes: Background and Status  [466 Kb]
-10/25/12   U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress  [824 Kb]
-10/23/12   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [285 Kb]
-10/22/12   The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections  [422 Kb]
-10/19/12   Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions  [292 Kb]
-10/19/12   Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power  [637 Kb]
-10/19/12   Terrorism and Transnational Crime: Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [484 Kb]
-10/19/12   U.S. Interntional Trade: Trends and Forecasts  [480 Kb]
-10/19/12   U.S. Sanctions on Burma  [455 Kb]
-10/18/12   Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections  [677 Kb]
-10/18/12   Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy  [1126 Kb]
-10/18/12   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1076 Kb]
-10/18/12   Peru in Brief: Political and Economic Conditions and Relations with the United States  [275 Kb]
-10/17/12   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [2684 Kb]
-10/17/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimenstions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [495 Kb]
-10/16/12   A Guide to China's Upcoming Leadership Transitions  [484 Kb]
-10/16/12   International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S. Responses  [533 Kb]
-10/16/12   Job Growth During the Recovery  [296 Kb]
-10/16/12   Venezuela: Issues for Congress  [694 Kb]
-10/15/12   Georgia's October 2012 Legislative Election: Outcome and Implications  [249 Kb]
-10/15/12   Iran Sanctions  [653 Kb]
-10/10/12   In Brief: State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)  [316 Kb]
-10/10/12   The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Funding Issues After a Decade of Implementation, FY2004-FY2013  [466 Kb]
-10/05/12   2012-2013 Presidential Election Period: National Security Considerations and Options  [472 Kb]
-10/05/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [481 Kb]
-10/05/12   Sudan and South Sudan: Current Issues for Congress and U.S. Policy  [1188 Kb]
-10/05/12   U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations  [498 Kb]
-10/05/12   Unemployment: Issues in the 112th Congress  [283 Kb]
-10/04/12   Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance  [685 Kb]
-10/04/12   The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act: Overview and Issues  [290 Kb]
-10/03/12   Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations  [382 Kb]
-10/02/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [500 Kb]
-10/01/12   The Exon-Florio National Security Test for Foreign Investment  [363 Kb]

September
-09/28/12   Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities  [998 Kb]
-09/27/12   Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [688 Kb]
-09/26/12   Iran's Nuclear Program: Status  [533 Kb]
-09/26/12   The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)  [349 Kb]
-09/26/12   The Eurozone Crisis: Overview and Issues for Congress  [480 Kb]
-09/25/12   Senkaku (Diaoyu/Diaoyutai) Islands Dispute: U.S. Treaty Obligations  [250 Kb]
-09/25/12   War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance  [312 Kb]
-09/24/12   Energy Policy: Election Year Issues and Legislative Proposals  [219 Kb]
-09/24/12   Mexico: Issues for Congress  [854 Kb]
-09/24/12   The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Eight Years  [681 Kb]
-09/24/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [492 Kb]
-09/21/12   U.S. Public Diplomacy: Legislative Proposals to Amend Prohibitions on Disseminating Materials to Domestic Audiences  [363 Kb]
-09/19/12   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [695 Kb]
-09/19/12   Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2012  [407 Kb]
-09/18/12   Intelligence Authorization Legislation: Status and Challenges  [278 Kb]
-09/18/12   Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations  [293 Kb]
-09/17/12   Unauthorized Aliens' Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues  [383 Kb]
-09/14/12   Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: Results of the 2012 Elections  [465 Kb]
-09/13/12   Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations  [360 Kb]
-09/13/12   Iran Sanctions  [644 Kb]
-09/11/12   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [530 Kb]
-09/10/12   Arizona v. United States: A Limited Role for States in Immigration Enforcement  [317 Kb]
-09/10/12   Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law  [355 Kb]
-09/10/12   Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs  [1097 Kb]
-09/05/12   Defense: FY2013 Authorization and Appropriations  [616 Kb]
-09/05/12   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [838 Kb]
-09/05/12   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [772 Kb]
-09/05/12   U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones: Background and Issues for Congress  [600 Kb]

August
-08/31/12   Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues  [387 Kb]
-08/31/12   Tajikistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [283 Kb]
-08/30/12   Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [485 Kb]
-08/30/12   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [272 Kb]
-08/30/12   Venezuela: Issues for Congress  [667 Kb]
-08/30/12   War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance  [309 Kb]
-08/29/12   Political Ads: Issue Advocacy or Campaign Activity Under the Tax Code?  [227 Kb]
-08/24/12   Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2004-2011  [606 Kb]
-08/24/12   Japan's Possible Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Implications  [339 Kb]
-08/21/12   Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response  [590 Kb]
-08/21/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [489 Kb]
-08/17/12   The Palestinians: Background and U.S. Relations  [770 Kb]
-08/17/12   Turkmenistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [299 Kb]
-08/16/12   Crisis in Mali  [477 Kb]
-08/16/12   Gifts to the President of the United States  [190 Kb]
-08/16/12   The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings in Vladivostok, Russia: A Preview  [260 Kb]
-08/13/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [476 Kb]
-08/13/12   Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive  [352 Kb]
-08/13/12   El Salvador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [426 Kb]
-08/10/12   Kazakhastan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [392 Kb]
-08/10/12   Major Fiscal Issues Before Congress in FY2013  [337 Kb]
-08/10/12   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1073 Kb]
-08/09/12   Budget "Sequestration" and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules  [334 Kb]
-08/03/12   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [584 Kb]
-08/03/12   Gun Control Legislation  [966 Kb]
-08/03/12   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [308 Kb]
-08/03/12   The U.S. Military Presence in Okinawa and the Futenma Base Controversy  [622 Kb]
-08/03/12   Uzbekistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [388 Kb]
-08/02/12   U.S. - China Relations: Policy Issues  [506 Kb]
-08/01/12   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1191 Kb]
-08/01/12   Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF): Summary and Issue Overview  [268 Kb]
-08/01/12   Membership of the 112th Congress: A Profile  [225 Kb]

July
-07/31/12   Organization of American States: Background and Issues for Congress  [276 Kb]
-07/27/12   Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2013  [29 Kb]
-07/27/12   The Executive Budget Process: An Overview  [267 Kb]
-07/27/12   The Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI): Budget Authority and Request, FY2010-FY2013  [323 Kb]
-07/27/12   The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  [276 Kb]
-07/25/12   Honduran - U.S. Relations  [1081 Kb]
-07/25/12   Major U.S. Arms Sales and Grants to Pakistan Since 2001  [42 Kb]
-07/25/12   The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation  [468 Kb]
-07/24/12   Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances  [459 Kb]
-07/23/12   State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2013 Budget and Appropriations  [659 Kb]
-07/20/12   Conflict Minerals in Central Africa: U.S. and International Responses  [519 Kb]
-07/20/12   Cuba: Issues for the 112th Congress  [948 Kb]
-07/20/12   Cybercrime: Conceptual Issues for Congress and U.S. Law Enforcement  [379 Kb]
-07/20/12   Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [886 Kb]
-07/20/12   The Interplay of Borders, Turf, Cyberspace, and Jurisdiction: Issues Confronting U.S. Law Enforcement  [495 Kb]
-07/20/12   The Jackson-Vanik Amendment and Candidate Countries for WTO Accession: Issues for Congress  [187 Kb]
-07/19/12   The Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: Background and Key Issues  [364 Kb]
-07/18/12   Nigeria: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [427 Kb]
-07/17/12   The Unified Command Plan and Combatant Commands: Background and Issues for Congress  [700 Kb]
-07/17/12   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [388 Kb]
-07/16/12   Iran Sanctions  [654 Kb]
-07/16/12   Oil Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline: Background and Selected Environmental Issues  [1250 Kb]
-07/13/12   China, Internet Freedom, and U.S. Policy  [351 Kb]
-07/13/12   Defense: FY2013 Authorization and Appropriations  [562 Kb]
-07/13/12   Georgia [Republic]: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [384 Kb]
-07/13/12   Why Certain Trade Agreements Are Approved as Congressional-Executive Agreements Rather Than As Treaties  [225 Kb]
-07/12/12   Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response  [670 Kb]
-07/11/12   Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers  [351 Kb]
-07/09/12   Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers  [288 Kb]
-07/07/12   Federal Pollution Control Laws: How Are They Enforced?  [602 Kb]
-07/06/12   Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues  [418 Kb]
-07/06/12   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [307 Kb]
-07/06/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [484 Kb]
-07/05/12   Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions  [292 Kb]
-07/03/12   ACA: A Brief Overview of the Law, Implementation, and Legal Challenges  [210 Kb]
-07/03/12   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [482 Kb]
-07/03/12   Foreign Holdings of Federal Debt  [238 Kb]
-07/03/12   Mexico's Free Trade Agreements  [464 Kb]
-07/02/12   Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future  [404 Kb]
-07/02/12   Individual Mandate and Related Information Requirements Under ACA  [310 Kb]

June
-06/29/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [477 Kb]
-06/29/12   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions  [574 Kb]
-06/27/12   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1071 Kb]
-06/26/12   China's Economic Conditions  [449 Kb]
-06/26/12   Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio-Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [307 Kb]
-06/26/12   Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues  [380 Kb]
-06/26/12   U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends in FY2013 Appropriations  [717 Kb]
-06/26/12   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [484 Kb]
-06/26/12   U.S. Trade and Investment Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act  [536 Kb]
-06/21/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [467 Kb]
-06/21/12   Egypt: Transition under Military Rule  [417 Kb]
-06/20/12   Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival  [300 Kb]
-06/20/12   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [447 Kb]
-06/20/12   Nuclear Energy Policy  [462 Kb]
-06/19/12   Double-Dip Recession: Previous Experience and Current Prospect  [244 Kb]
-06/19/12   Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer  [273 Kb]
-06/19/12   U.S. - China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress  [815 Kb]
-06/18/12   Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy  [407 Kb]
-06/18/12   Rio+20: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012  [333 Kb]
-06/15/12   In Brief: Next Steps in the War in Afghanistan? Issues for Congress  [246 Kb]
-06/15/12   Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)  [290 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians  [423 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts  [399 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts  [349 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts  [437 Kb]
-06/15/12   U.S.-Taiwan Relationship: Overview of Policy Issues  [372 Kb]
-06/13/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [483 Kb]
-06/13/12   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1067 Kb]
-06/13/12   Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S.-Russian Economic Ties  [220 Kb]
-06/13/12   Russia's Accession to the WTO and Its Implications for the United States  [331 Kb]
-06/13/12   The Jackson-Vanik Amendment and Candidate Countries for WTO Accession: Issues for Congress  [187 Kb]
-06/12/12   Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Technology Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs  [449 Kb]
-06/12/12   International Monetary Fund: Background and Issues for Congress  [539 Kb]
-06/11/12   The Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative  [232 Kb]
-06/08/12   Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations  [282 Kb]
-06/08/12   Mexico's Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Rising Violence  [857 Kb]
-06/08/12   Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain  [619 Kb]
-06/08/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [409 Kb]
-06/08/12   Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employement: A Legal Analysis of the Employement Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)  [224 Kb]
-06/07/12   Mexican Migration to the United States: Policy and Trends  [641 Kb]
-06/06/12   Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations  [439 Kb]
-06/05/12   Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [834 Kb]
-06/01/12   Intelligence Authorization Legislation: Status and Challenges  [267 Kb]
-06/01/12   Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Aid Conditions, Restrictions, and Reporting Requirements  [288 Kb]

May
-05/31/12   Countering Violent Extremism in the United States  [672 Kb]
-05/30/12   Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis  [539 Kb]
-05/24/12   Pakistan - U.S. Relations  [854 Kb]
-05/24/12   Syria: Unrest and U.S. Policy  [595 Kb]
-05/23/12   Cybercrime: Conceptual Issues for Congress and U.S. Law Enforcement  [379 Kb]
-05/23/12   Mexico's 2012 Elections  [430 Kb]
-05/21/12   Intelligence Authorization Legislation: Status and Challenges  [267 Kb]
-05/21/12   U.S. - EU Cooperation Against Terrorism  [280 Kb]
-05/18/12   Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress  [415 Kb]
-05/18/12   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [656 Kb]
-05/18/12   How FDA Approves Drugs and Regulates Their Safety and Effectiveness  [376 Kb]
-05/18/12   The U.S. Export Control System and the President's Reform Initiative  [514 Kb]
-05/18/12   U.S.-Vietnam Relations in 2011: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy  [493 Kb]
-05/17/12   Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy  [329 Kb]
-05/17/12   Submission of the President's Budget in Transition Years  [242 Kb]
-05/17/12   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990  [657 Kb]
-05/15/12   Canadian Oil Sands: Life-Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions  [588 Kb]
-05/15/12   The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress  [722 Kb]
-05/15/12   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Issues for Congress and U.S. Contributions from FY2001 to FY2013  [415 Kb]
-05/15/12   U.S. - South Korea Relations  [540 Kb]
-05/14/12   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [412 Kb]
-05/14/12   NATO's Chicago Summit  [310 Kb]
-05/14/12   Presidential Nominating Process and the National Party Conventions, 2012: Frequently Asked Questions  [404 Kb]
-05/14/12   Proliferation of Precision Strikes: Issues for Congress  [1484 Kb]
-05/11/12   Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees  [432 Kb]
-05/10/12   Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis  [255 Kb]
-05/10/12   Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures  [294 Kb]
-05/10/12   Job Growth During the Recovery  [293 Kb]
-05/10/12   Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues  [378 Kb]
-05/10/12   Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [259 Kb]
-05/10/12   Understanding China's Political System  [757 Kb]
-05/09/12   Comparison of Rights in Military Commission Trials and Trials in Federal Criminal Court  [369 Kb]
-05/09/12   Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues  [590 Kb]
-05/09/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [402 Kb]
-05/09/12   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [381 Kb]
-05/07/12   U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress  [484 Kb]
-05/04/12   In Brief: Clarifying the Concept of "Partnership" in National Security  [227 Kb]
-05/04/12   Japan - U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [679 Kb]
-05/03/12   Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations  [368 Kb]

April
-04/27/12   The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Background and Issues  [416 Kb]
-04/27/12   Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations  [803 Kb]
-04/26/12   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [478 Kb]
-04/26/12   Iran Sanctions  [621 Kb]
-04/25/12   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Authorization, Operation, and Drawdown Policy  [428 Kb]
-04/20/12   Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress  [395 Kb]
-04/20/12   FY2013 Defense Budget Request: Overview and Context  [381 Kb]
-04/20/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [490 Kb]
-04/19/12   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [474 Kb]
-04/18/12   Economic Growth and the Unemployment Rate  [230 Kb]
-04/18/12   Multilateral Development Banks: Overview and Issues for Congress  [459 Kb]
-04/16/12   The U.S. Secret Service: An Examination and Analysis of Its Evolving Missions  [352 Kb]
-04/16/12   Trade Primer: Qs and As on Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy  [402 Kb]
-04/13/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [457 Kb]
-04/13/12   Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer  [294 Kb]
-04/13/12   U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices  [259 Kb]
-04/12/12   Millennium Challenge Corporation  [438 Kb]
-04/12/12   The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress  [430 Kb]
-04/11/12   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [537 Kb]
-04/11/12   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [439 Kb]
-04/11/12   The Lord's Resistance Army: The U.S. Response  [630 Kb]
-04/11/12   U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics  [453 Kb]
-04/10/12   Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance  [662 Kb]
-04/10/12   Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations  [485 Kb]
-04/06/12   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1036 Kb]
-04/06/12   Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis  [452 Kb]
-04/05/12   The Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests  [502 Kb]
-04/05/12   Women in Combat: Issues for Congress  [245 Kb]
-04/04/12   Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [1054 Kb]
-04/04/12   European Union Enlargement  [356 Kb]
-04/04/12   U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians  [390 Kb]
-04/04/12   U.S. Oil Imports and Exports  [726 Kb]
-04/03/12   Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations  [289 Kb]
-04/02/12   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Dai-ichi on the U.S. Marine Environment  [572 Kb]
-04/02/12   Iran Sanctions  [628 Kb]
-04/02/12   The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Authorization, Operation, and Drawdown Policy  [424 Kb]

March
-03/30/12   China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues  [705 Kb]
-03/28/12   Burma's April Parliamentary By-Elections  [350 Kb]
-03/28/12   Iran Sanctions  [626 Kb]
-03/28/12   Pivot to the Pacific? The Obama Administration's "Rebalancing" Toward Asia  [657 Kb]
-03/27/12   Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities  [935 Kb]
-03/27/12   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2013 and Beyond  [349 Kb]
-03/23/12   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [1587 Kb]
-03/23/12   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [817 Kb]
-03/20/12   Foreign Assistance to North Korea  [380 Kb]
-03/19/12   Fact Sheet: The FY2013 State and Foreign Operations Budget Request  [273 Kb]
-03/15/12   Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA): What Is It, and How Has It Been Utilized?  [367 Kb]
-03/14/12   Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives  [409 Kb]
-03/14/12   Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues  [434 Kb]
-03/13/12   Changing the Federal Reserve's Mandate: An Economic Analysis  [326 Kb]
-03/13/12   Keeping America's Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress  [467 Kb]
-03/12/12   U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel  [525 Kb]
-03/07/12   Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements  [611 Kb]
-03/07/12   Change in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy  [342 Kb]
-03/07/12   Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy  [292 Kb]
-03/07/12   Securing Nuclear Materials: The 2012 Summit and Issues for Congress  [434 Kb]
-03/07/12   The U.S. Income Distribution and Mobility: Trends and International Comparisons  [338 Kb]
-03/06/12   Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance: U.S. Programs in the Former Soviet Union  [586 Kb]
-03/06/12   U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use  [208 Kb]
-03/02/12   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [815 Kb]
-03/02/12   Latin America: Terrorism Issues  [423 Kb]
-03/01/12   Rising Gasoline Prices 2012  [312 Kb]

February
-02/29/12   Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2013  [47 Kb]
-02/29/12   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues  [403 Kb]
-02/29/12   The Eurozone Crisis: Overview and Issues for Congress  [399 Kb]
-02/27/12   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1168 Kb]
-02/24/12   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990  [721 Kb]
-02/23/12   The Depreciating Dollar: Economic Effects and Policy Response  [335 Kb]
-02/22/12   U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues  [443 Kb]
-02/21/12   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [457 Kb]
-02/21/12   Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape  [258 Kb]
-02/20/12   China's Banking System: Issues for Congress  [550 Kb]
-02/17/12   Financial Performance of the Major Oil Companies, 2007-2011  [246 Kb]
-02/17/12   Representatives and Senators: Trends in Member Characteristics Since 1945  [642 Kb]
-02/14/12   Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons  [371 Kb]
-02/14/12   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [404 Kb]
-02/13/12   Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues  [419 Kb]
-02/10/12   Iran Sanctions  [627 Kb]
-02/08/12   Egypt in Transition  [326 Kb]
-02/08/12   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [437 Kb]
-02/08/12   Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis  [551 Kb]
-02/02/12   Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations  [759 Kb]
-02/01/12   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [519 Kb]

January
-01/30/12   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [302 Kb]
-01/27/12   Multilateral Development Banks: General Capital Increases  [304 Kb]
-01/27/12   Presidential Nominating Process: Current Issues  [304 Kb]
-01/27/12   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2012  [661 Kb]
-01/26/12   European Union Enlargement  [362 Kb]
-01/26/12   Iran Sanctions  [626 Kb]
-01/25/12   U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications  [388 Kb]
-01/23/12   Building Civilian Interagency Capacity for Missions Abroad: Key Proposals and Issues for Congress  [774 Kb]
-01/23/12   Iran's Threat to the Strait of Hormuz  [420 Kb]
-01/20/12   U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress  [867 Kb]
-01/19/12   Nigeria: Elections and Issues for Congress  [449 Kb]
-01/18/12   Algeria: Current Issues  [543 Kb]
-01/18/12   U.S.-EU Trade and Economic Relations: Key Policy Issues for the 112th Congress  [318 Kb]
-01/17/12   North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation  [362 Kb]
-01/17/12   The Future of the Eurozone and U.S. Interests  [503 Kb]
-01/17/12   Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations  [769 Kb]
-01/13/12   Central America Regional Security Initiative: Background and Policy Issues for Congress  [637 Kb]
-01/13/12   Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [485 Kb]
-01/12/12   In Brief: Assessing DOD's New Strategic Guidance  [217 Kb]
-01/12/12   Overview of Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress  [268 Kb]
-01/11/12   Kim Jong-il's Death: Implications for North Korea's Stability and U.S. Policy  [286 Kb]
-01/11/12   State, Foreign Operations Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts  [277 Kb]
-01/10/12   Millennium Challenge Corporation  [440 Kb]
-01/09/12   Contemporary Developments in Presidential Elections  [681 Kb]
-01/06/12   "Surge Recovery" and Next Steps in the War in Afghanistan: In Brief  [205 Kb]
-01/06/12   Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry  [693 Kb]
-01/06/12   State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2012 Budget and Appropriations  [566 Kb]
-01/05/12   International Trade: Rules of Origin  [305 Kb]
-01/05/12   Latin America: Terrorism Issues  [390 Kb]
-01/05/12   U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts  [927 Kb]
-01/03/12   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [673 Kb]
-01/03/12   U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems  [655 Kb]