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Diplomacy in Action

2013 Reports

December
-12/27/13   Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [522 Kb]
-12/27/13   Science and Technology Issues in the 113th Congress  [469 Kb]
-12/27/13   The Crisis in South Sudan  [604 Kb]
-12/24/13   State, Foreign Operations Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts  [307 Kb]
-12/23/13   Financing the U.S. Trade Deficit  [354 Kb]
-12/20/13   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency  [923 Kb]
-12/20/13   Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations  [312 Kb]
-12/20/13   Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations  [454 Kb]
-12/20/13   The Budget Control Act, Sequestration, and the Foreign Affairs Budget: Background and Possible Impacts  [295 Kb]
-12/19/13   Arab League Boycott of Israel  [227 Kb]
-12/17/13   China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States  [684 Kb]
-12/17/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [482 Kb]
-12/17/13   War in Afghanistan: Campaign Progress, Political Strategy, and Issues for Congress  [296 Kb]
-12/16/13   China - U.S. Trade Issues  [591 Kb]
-12/16/13   Defense: FY2014 Authorization and Appropriations  [736 Kb]
-12/11/13   Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis  [333 Kb]
-12/11/13   Interim Agreement on Iran's Nuclear Program  [353 Kb]
-12/11/13   The Paris Club and International Debt Relief  [219 Kb]
-12/09/13   Proposals to Eliminate Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns  [234 Kb]
-12/06/13   South Africa: Politics, Economy, and U.S. Relations  [454 Kb]
-12/05/13   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [431 Kb]
-12/03/13   Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections  [181 Kb]
-12/02/13   Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions  [360 Kb]

November
-12/12/13   U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones: Background and Issues for Congress  [792 Kb]
-11/29/13   Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues  [219 Kb]
-11/27/13   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990  [637 Kb]
-11/25/13   Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster  [585 Kb]
-11/21/13   Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations  [433 Kb]
-11/20/13   Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [749 Kb]
-11/20/13   Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 113th Congress  [431 Kb]
-11/20/13   U.S. - China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress  [889 Kb]
-11/19/13   U.S. - Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments  [1048 Kb]
-11/18/13   Algeria: Current Issues  [426 Kb]
-11/18/13   Mexico's Oil and Gas Sector: Background, Reform Efforts, and Implications for the United States  [854 Kb]
-11/18/13   The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape  [296 Kb]
-11/14/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [485 Kb]
-11/13/13   Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress  [510 Kb]
-11/12/13   China's Political Institutions and Leaders in Charts  [830 Kb]
-11/12/13   International Food Aid: U.S. and Other Donor Contributions  [766 Kb]
-11/08/13   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [433 Kb]
-11/08/13   Multilateral Development Banks: Overview and Issues for Congress  [432 Kb]
-11/08/13   Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues  [435 Kb]
-11/07/13   The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [412 Kb]
-11/06/13   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [505 Kb]
-11/04/13   Georgia's October 2013 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications  [270 Kb]
-11/04/13   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [831 Kb]
-11/01/13   Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances  [465 Kb]
-11/01/13   Israel: Background and U.S. Relations  [651 Kb]

October
-10/31/13   Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile  [285 Kb]
-10/30/13   Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions  [359 Kb]
-10/30/13   The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  [308 Kb]
-10/28/13   Foreign Assistance: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)  [372 Kb]
-10/28/13   Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies: Overview and Issues for Congress  [528 Kb]
-10/25/13   Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [717 Kb]
-10/25/13   Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress  [377 Kb]
-10/25/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [745 Kb]
-10/23/13   Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [1050 Kb]
-10/23/13   The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress  [446 Kb]
-10/22/13   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [297 Kb]
-10/22/13   U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues  [483 Kb]
-10/21/13   Carbon Capture: A Technology Assessment  [2129 Kb]
-10/17/13   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [415 Kb]
-10/11/13   Iran Sanctions  [684 Kb]

September
-09/30/13   U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians  [449 Kb]
-09/30/13   Updating the Statutory Framework for Communications for the Digital Age: Issues for Congress  [547 Kb]
-09/27/13   The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Programs: A Description of Permanent and Expiring Authorities  [425 Kb]
-09/26/13   Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion  [526 Kb]
-09/26/13   Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussionn the United States Congress, 1917-2013: Biographical and Committee Assignment Information, and Listings by State and Congress  [652 Kb]
-09/25/13   Health Insurance Exchanges: Health Insurance "Navigators" and In-Person Assistance  [430 Kb]
-09/25/13   Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects  [387 Kb]
-09/25/13   Tajikistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [376 Kb]
-09/25/13   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1383 Kb]
-09/25/13   The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Background and Legislative Issues  [372 Kb]
-09/24/13   Medal of Honor Recipients: 1979-2013  [474 Kb]
-09/24/13   The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  [287 Kb]
-09/23/13   Issues in Homeland Security Policy for the 113th Congress  [768 Kb]
-09/23/13   U.S.-Kenya Relations: Current Political and Security Issues  [424 Kb]
-09/20/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [742 Kb]
-09/20/13   The State of the Campaign Finance Policy: Recent Developments and Issues for Congress  [414 Kb]
-09/19/13   Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations  [399 Kb]
-09/18/13   The National Voter Registration Act of 1993: History, Implementation, and Effects  [508 Kb]
-09/18/13   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress  [372 Kb]
-09/16/13   Climate Change Legislation in the 113th Congress  [312 Kb]
-09/13/13   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [504 Kb]
-09/13/13   Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects  [249 Kb]
-09/13/13   North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation  [388 Kb]
-09/13/13   Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests  [778 Kb]
-09/12/13   Egypt in Crisis: Issues for Congress  [360 Kb]
-09/12/13   Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues  [433 Kb]
-09/12/13   Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives  [366 Kb]
-09/12/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [353 Kb]
-09/09/13   Criminal Prohibitions on the Publiction of Classified Defense Information  [410 Kb]
-09/06/13   Armed Conflict in Syria: Background and U.S. Response  [1297 Kb]
-09/05/13   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [5244 Kb]
-09/05/13   China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States  [674 Kb]
-09/05/13   Intelligence Spending and Appropriations: Issues for Congress  [360 Kb]
-09/04/13   Syria: Overview of the Humanitarian Response  [505 Kb]
-09/04/13   U.S. - EU Cooperation Against Terrorism  [327 Kb]
-09/03/13   Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress  [1216 Kb]

August
-08/30/13   Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2013  [447 Kb]
-08/30/13   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [433 Kb]
-08/30/13   Kyrgyzstan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [450 Kb]
-08/29/13   Proposed U.S.- Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement: Background and Issues for Congress  [1151 Kb]
-08/29/13   War in Afghanistan: Campaign Progress, Political Strategy, and Issues for Congress  [301 Kb]
-08/28/13   Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future  [489 Kb]
-08/27/13   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1380 Kb]
-08/26/13   China/Taiwan: Evolution of the "One China" Policy - Key Statements from Washington, Beijing, and Taipei  [782 Kb]
-08/22/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [489 Kb]
-08/21/13   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [814 Kb]
-08/21/13   Uzbekistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [451 Kb]
-08/20/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [310 Kb]
-08/20/13   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [412 Kb]
-08/19/13   Egypt in Crisis: Issues for Congress  [353 Kb]
-08/15/13   Mexico's Pena Nieto Administration: Priorities and Key Issues in U.S. - Mexican Relations  [1063 Kb]
-08/14/13   Telecommunications and Media Convergence: Selected Issues for Consideration  [280 Kb]
-08/13/13   In Brief: Assessing the January 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance (DSG)  [217 Kb]
-08/13/13   International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S. Responses  [595 Kb]
-08/12/13   Military Justice: Courts-Martial, an Overview  [315 Kb]
-08/09/13   Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress  [554 Kb]
-08/06/13   National Security Strategy: Mandates, Execution to Date, and Issues for Congress  [382 Kb]
-08/05/13   Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Its Role in U.S. Trade Policy  [338 Kb]
-08/02/13   African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): Background and Reauthorization  [434 Kb]
-08/02/13   Japan - U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [673 Kb]
-08/02/13   Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy  [433 Kb]
-08/01/13   International Crises and Disasters: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Response Mechanisms  [282 Kb]

July
-07/30/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [305 Kb]
-07/29/13   The European Parliament  [299 Kb]
-07/26/13   Iran Sanctions  [668 Kb]
-07/26/13   Singapore: Background and U.S. Relations  [337 Kb]
-07/25/13   Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents  [592 Kb]
-07/25/13   The President's Budget: Overview of Structure and Timing of Submission to Congress  [361 Kb]
-07/25/13   U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress  [872 Kb]
-07/24/13   Honduras - U.S. Relations  [601 Kb]
-07/24/13   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [472 Kb]
-07/23/13   International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy  [409 Kb]
-07/23/13   Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): In Brief  [365 Kb]
-07/22/13   China's Currency Policy: An Analysis of the Economic Issues  [615 Kb]
-07/22/13   Kazakhstan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [453 Kb]
-07/18/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [722 Kb]
-07/18/13   The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape  [295 Kb]
-07/17/13   Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues  [224 Kb]
-07/16/13   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [507 Kb]
-07/16/13   The President's Budget Request: Overview and Timing of the Mid-Session Review  [354 Kb]
-07/15/13   An Overview of Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas: Resources and Federal Actions  [675 Kb]
-07/15/13   Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements  [631 Kb]
-07/15/13   Clean Air Issues in the 113th Congress: An Overview  [499 Kb]
-07/15/13   Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean  [319 Kb]
-07/12/13   Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [517 Kb]
-07/12/13   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [430 Kb]
-07/10/13   Foreign Surveillance and the Future of Standing to Sue Post-Clapper  [262 Kb]
-07/10/13   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [430 Kb]
-07/09/13   Cluster Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress  [225 Kb]
-07/05/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1346 Kb]
-07/05/13   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [5181 Kb]
-07/03/13   China - U.S. Trade Issues  [552 Kb]
-07/03/13   China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States  [660 Kb]
-07/03/13   Ecuador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [222 Kb]
-07/03/13   Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990  [633 Kb]
-07/02/13   NSA Surveillance Leaks: Background and Issues for Congress  [310 Kb]
-07/02/13   U.S.-Taiwan Relationship  [530 Kb]
-07/01/13   Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile  [283 Kb]
-07/01/13   Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Assistance  [706 Kb]
-07/01/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [294 Kb]

June
-06/27/13   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1088 Kb]
-06/26/13   President Obama's Climate Action Plan  [294 Kb]
-06/25/13   Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Legal Framework  [915 Kb]
-06/24/13   Ballistic Missile Defense in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperation and Opposition  [381 Kb]
-06/24/13   Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information  [407 Kb]
-06/24/13   Foreign Holdings of Federal Debt  [266 Kb]
-06/21/13   Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations  [854 Kb]
-06/21/13   U.S. Global Health Assistance: Background and Issues for the 113th Congress  [984 Kb]
-06/21/13   What Is the Farm Bill?  [440 Kb]
-06/20/13   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Overview and Discussion of Proposed Revisions  [598 Kb]
-06/20/13   Independent Counsels, Special Prosecutors, Special Counsels, and the Role of Congress  [198 Kb]
-06/20/13   Science and Technology Issues in the 113th Congress  [439 Kb]
-06/19/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [700 Kb]
-06/19/13   Next Steps in Nuclear Arms Control with Russia: Issues for Congress  [386 Kb]
-06/19/13   Systemically Important or "Too Big to Fail" Financial Institutions  [578 Kb]
-06/18/13   Agricultural Export Programs: Background and Issues  [368 Kb]
-06/18/13   The Obama Administration's Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation  [626 Kb]
-06/18/13   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [408 Kb]
-06/17/13   Foreign Investment in the United States: Major Federal Statutory Restrictions  [255 Kb]
-06/17/13   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [819 Kb]
-06/17/13   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [810 Kb]
-06/14/13   Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response  [1816 Kb]
-06/14/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [282 Kb]
-06/14/13   U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues  [476 Kb]
-06/13/13   Iran Sanctions  [663 Kb]
-06/12/13   Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress  [875 Kb]
-06/12/13   Israel: Background and U.S. Relations  [618 Kb]
-06/12/13   The United States and Europe: Responding to Change in the Middle East and North Africa  [521 Kb]
-06/12/13   U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Merida Initiative and Beyond  [612 Kb]
-06/11/13   Foreign Assistance to North Korea  [382 Kb]
-06/11/13   Recess Appointments Made by President Barack Obama  [335 Kb]
-06/11/13   Terrorism and Transnational Crime: Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [498 Kb]
-06/10/13   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [663 Kb]
-06/10/13   Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis  [630 Kb]
-06/07/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1335 Kb]
-06/07/13   Gun Control Proposals in the 113th Congress: Universal Background Checks, Gun Trafficking, and Military Style Firearms  [507 Kb]
-06/07/13   Recess Appointments: Frequently Asked Questions  [279 Kb]
-06/05/13   Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2013  [319 Kb]
-06/04/13   Heritage Areas: Background, Proposals, and Current Issues  [310 Kb]
-06/04/13   Social Security: The Trust Fund  [323 Kb]
-06/03/13   International Climate Change Financing: The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)  [344 Kb]
-06/03/13   International Environmental Financing: The Global Environment Facility (GEF)  [945 Kb]
-06/03/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [506 Kb]

May
-05/31/13   Iran Sanctions  [662 Kb]
-05/31/13   Syria's Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress  [279 Kb]
-05/30/13   Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues  [621 Kb]
-05/30/13   Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2012  [442 Kb]
-05/30/13   Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues  [223 Kb]
-05/30/13   Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Economic and Social Indicators  [203 Kb]
-05/30/13   The Federal Minimum Wage: In Brief  [250 Kb]
-05/28/13   Chile: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [529 Kb]
-05/28/13   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [814 Kb]
-05/24/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1312 Kb]
-05/24/13   Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies  [274 Kb]
-05/24/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [689 Kb]
-05/24/13   Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [256 Kb]
-05/22/13   Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States  [430 Kb]
-05/21/13   Financial Stability Oversight Council: A Framework to Mitigate Systemic Risk  [392 Kb]
-05/21/13   The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Policymakers  [457 Kb]
-05/21/13   U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism  [319 Kb]
-05/20/13   International Food Aid Programs: Background and Issues  [400 Kb]
-05/17/13   Department of Defense's Use of Contractors to Support Military Operations: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress  [1119 Kb]
-05/16/13   Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio-Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [347 Kb]
-05/13/13   U.S.-Chinese Motor Vehicle Trade: Overview and Issues  [400 Kb]
-05/10/13   Haiti Under President Martelly: Current Conditions and Congressional Concerns  [632 Kb]
-05/10/13   Proposals to Eliminate Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns  [223 Kb]
-05/10/13   The Peace Corps: Current Issues  [317 Kb]
-05/09/13   The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2014 and Beyond  [386 Kb]
-05/09/13   Women in Combat: Issues for Congress  [287 Kb]
-05/07/13   Central America Regional Security Initiative: Background and Policy Issues for Congress  [919 Kb]
-05/07/13   Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues  [442 Kb]
-05/06/13   The U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Recent, Current, and Projected Employment, Wages, and Unemployment  [642 Kb]
-05/03/13   Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry  [677 Kb]
-05/03/13   Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2013  [451 Kb]
-05/03/13   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [823 Kb]
-05/03/13   No-Fly Zones: Strategic, Operational, and Legal Considerations for Congress  [287 Kb]
-05/02/13   The FY2014 State and Foreign Operations Budget Request  [351 Kb]
-05/01/13   Nuclear Weapons R and D Organizations in Nine Nations  [273 Kb]
-05/01/13   Terrorist Watch List Screening and Background Checks for Firearms  [404 Kb]

April
-04/30/13   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress  [361 Kb]
-04/29/13   Egypt and the IMF: Overview and Issues for Congress  [332 Kb]
-04/29/13   Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues  [241 Kb]
-04/29/13   U.S. Internatiional Investment Agreements: Issues for Congress  [397 Kb]
-04/26/13   Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues  [443 Kb]
-04/26/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [507 Kb]
-04/26/13   U.S. - South Korea Relations  [561 Kb]
-04/25/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1238 Kb]
-04/25/13   National Park System: Establishing New Units  [233 Kb]
-04/25/13   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1072 Kb]
-04/24/13   Iran Sanctions  [662 Kb]
-04/24/13   Terrorism, Miranda, and Related Matters  [248 Kb]
-04/24/13   The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Terrorism Investigations  [430 Kb]
-04/23/13   Intelligence Issues for Congress  [368 Kb]
-04/23/13   Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology  [288 Kb]
-04/23/13   Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations  [773 Kb]
-04/22/13   Armed Conflict in Syria: U.S. and International Response  [2518 Kb]
-04/22/13   Drought in the United State: Causes and Issues for Congres  [946 Kb]
-04/22/13   Regular Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes: An Overview  [233 Kb]
-04/22/13   U.S. - EU Cooperation Against Terrorism  [315 Kb]
-04/19/13   Security Assistance Reform: "Section 1206": Background and Issues for Congress  [478 Kb]
-04/19/13   The U.S. Export Control System and the President's Reform Initiative  [545 Kb]
-04/18/13   Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy  [424 Kb]
-04/18/13   The FY2014 State and Foreign Operations Budget Request  [348 Kb]
-04/17/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [648 Kb]
-04/17/13   Cybersecurity: Selected Legal Issues  [371 Kb]
-04/17/13   Ricin: Technical Background and Potential Role in Terrorism  [204 Kb]
-04/16/13   International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)  [297 Kb]
-04/16/13   The World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy  [543 Kb]
-04/15/13   "Hollowing Out" in U.S. Manufacturing: Analysis and Issues for Congress  [364 Kb]
-04/15/13   International Trade and Finance: Key Policy Issues for the 113th Congress  [380 Kb]
-04/15/13   Mexico's Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Violence  [891 Kb]
-04/15/13   State, Foreign Operations Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts  [291 Kb]
-04/15/13   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [872 Kb]
-04/15/13   The United Kingdom and U.S.-UK Relations  [289 Kb]
-04/15/13   Why Certain Trade Agreements Are Approved as Congressional-Executive Agreements  [224 Kb]
-04/14/13   Western Sahara  [324 Kb]
-04/11/13   Direct Overt U.S. Aid Appropriations for and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2014  [110 Kb]
-04/11/13   U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel  [422 Kb]
-04/10/13   Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions  [235 Kb]
-04/10/13   Next Steps in Nuclear Arms Control with Russia: Issues for Congress  [385 Kb]
-04/10/13   Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress  [223 Kb]
-04/08/13   Foreign Ownership of U.S. Financial Assets: Implications of a Withdrawal  [388 Kb]
-04/08/13   Japan's Possible Entry Into the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Implications  [350 Kb]
-04/08/13   The European Union: Foreign and Security Policy  [340 Kb]
-04/08/13   U.S. Natural Gas Exports: New Opportunities, Uncertain Outcomes  [857 Kb]
-04/05/13   Congressional Authority to Regulate Firearms: A Legal Overview  [258 Kb]
-04/05/13   El Salvador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations  [474 Kb]
-04/05/13   Latin America: Terrorism Issues  [504 Kb]
-04/05/13   The Berne Union: An Overview  [199 Kb]
-04/04/13   Foreign Investment and National Security: Economic Considerations  [394 Kb]
-04/04/13   Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses  [841 Kb]
-04/04/13   Super PACs in Federal Elections: Overview and Issues for Congress  [529 Kb]
-04/03/13   FutureGen: A Brief History and Issues for Congress  [721 Kb]
-04/03/13   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues  [436 Kb]
-04/03/13   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [428 Kb]
-04/02/13   Congressional Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: A Legal Overview  [258 Kb]
-04/01/13   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [502 Kb]
-04/01/13   Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations  [385 Kb]

March
-03/29/13   Cuba: U.S. Policy and Issues for the 113th Congress  [822 Kb]
-03/29/13   Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy  [429 Kb]
-03/26/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [529 Kb]
-03/22/13   Budget "Sequestration" and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules  [393 Kb]
-03/22/13   U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation, Enforcement, and Security  [558 Kb]
-03/21/13   China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities - Background and Issues for Congress  [2755 Kb]
-03/21/13   International Monetary Fund: Background and Issues for Congress  [573 Kb]
-03/19/13   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [869 Kb]
-03/19/13   U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress  [858 Kb]
-03/18/13   Supporting Criminal Justice System Reform in Mexico: The U.S. Role  [539 Kb]
-03/18/13   The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy  [403 Kb]
-03/18/13   The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)  [363 Kb]
-03/15/13   Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress  [445 Kb]
-03/15/13   Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress  [1116 Kb]
-03/14/13   A Unified National Security Budget? Issues for Congress  [287 Kb]
-03/13/13   The Budget Control Act, Sequestration, and the Foreign Affairs Budget: Background and Possible Impacts  [297 Kb]
-03/12/13   U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress  [506 Kb]
-03/08/13   New Zealand: U.S. Security Cooperation and the U.S. Rebalancing to Asia Strategy  [310 Kb]
-03/07/13   Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy  [289 Kb]
-03/07/13   U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends  [727 Kb]
-03/05/13   Arab League Boycott of Israel  [226 Kb]
-03/05/13   Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress  [519 Kb]
-03/04/13   China's Economic Conditions  [659 Kb]
-03/04/13   Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2013  [427 Kb]
-03/01/13   Gun Control Proposals in the 113th Congress: Universal Background Checks, Gun Trafficking, and Military Style Firearms  [308 Kb]
-03/01/13   Peace Talks in Colombia  [883 Kb]
-03/01/13   The 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order: Overview and Considerations for Congress  [270 Kb]

February
-02/28/13   Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources  [622 Kb]
-02/28/13   Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile  [283 Kb]
-02/28/13   Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence  [754 Kb]
-02/28/13   U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in Federal and Non-Federal Areas  [300 Kb]
-02/28/13   U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues for Congress  [804 Kb]
-02/27/13   Brief History of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Efforts in the 109th and 110th Congresses to Inform Policy Discussion in the 113th Congress  [407 Kb]
-02/27/13   Issues in Homeland Security Policy for the 113th Congress  [696 Kb]
-02/27/13   Sequestration as a Budget Enforcement Process: Frequently Asked Questions  [251 Kb]
-02/26/13   Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations  [412 Kb]
-02/26/13   Kenya: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [412 Kb]
-02/25/13   Securing America's Borders: The Role of the Military  [219 Kb]
-02/25/13   What's the Difference? - Comparing U.S. and Chinese Trade Data  [248 Kb]
-02/22/13   Azerbaijan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests  [451 Kb]
-02/22/13   Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations  [270 Kb]
-02/21/13   Border Security: Understanding Threats at U.S. Borders  [892 Kb]
-02/21/13   International Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress  [343 Kb]
-02/21/13   NAFTA at 20: Overview and Trade Effects  [474 Kb]
-02/20/13   Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements  [624 Kb]
-02/20/13   Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry  [263 Kb]
-02/20/13   The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions  [428 Kb]
-02/20/13   U.S. - Japan Economic Relations: Significance, Prospects, and Policy Options  [348 Kb]
-02/19/13   Congressional Authority to Limit Military Operations  [494 Kb]
-02/19/13   Federal Reserve: Unconventional Monetary Policy Options  [599 Kb]
-02/19/13   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [827 Kb]
-02/15/13   Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [554 Kb]
-02/15/13   Votes on Measures to Adjust the Statutory Debt Limit, 1978 to Present  [280 Kb]
-02/14/13   Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Legal Issues  [292 Kb]
-02/13/13   Does Foreign Aid Work? Efforts to Evaluate U.S. Foreign Assistance  [398 Kb]
-02/13/13   Filling U.S. Senate Vacancies: perspectives and Contemporary Developments  [291 Kb]
-02/13/13   Millennium Challenge Corporation  [479 Kb]
-02/13/13   Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues  [395 Kb]
-02/12/13   Abortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy  [313 Kb]
-02/12/13   Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy  [505 Kb]
-02/12/13   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [636 Kb]
-02/12/13   Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions  [331 Kb]
-02/12/13   North Korea's Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues  [436 Kb]
-02/11/13   U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective  [455 Kb]
-02/08/13   Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress  [522 Kb]
-02/07/13   The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases  [1307 Kb]
-02/06/13   Argentina's Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the "Holdouts"  [356 Kb]
-02/06/13   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress  [337 Kb]
-02/05/13   Foreign Aid: International Donor Coordination of Development Assistance  [434 Kb]
-02/05/13   Honduras - U.S. Relations  [555 Kb]
-02/05/13   The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Federal Funding and Issues  [267 Kb]
-02/04/13   European Union Enlargement  [378 Kb]
-02/01/13   IMF Reforms: Issues for Congress  [372 Kb]
-02/01/13   Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Contributions FY2000-FY2013  [270 Kb]

January
-02/19/13   Federal Reserve: Unconventional Monetary Policy Options  [599 Kb]
-02/15/13   Japan - U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress  [554 Kb]
-02/05/13   Foreign aid: International Donor Coordination of Development Assistance  [434 Kb]
-01/31/13   Congressional Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: A Legal Overview  [255 Kb]
-01/31/13   Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information  [402 Kb]
-01/31/13   Sovereign Debt in Advanced Economies: Overview and Issues for Congress  [536 Kb]
-01/31/13   U.S. Government Agencies Involved in Export Promotion: Overview and Issues for Congress  [400 Kb]
-01/31/13   Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy  [256 Kb]
-01/30/13   Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues  [363 Kb]
-01/30/13   Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Manufacturing Trends  [283 Kb]
-01/29/13   Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections  [176 Kb]
-01/29/13   Mexico and the 112th Congress  [407 Kb]
-01/29/13   Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis  [794 Kb]
-01/28/13   Cybersecurity: Cyber Crime Protection Security Act (S.111, 112th Congress) - A Legal Analysis  [324 Kb]
-01/28/13   Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832  [283 Kb]
-01/28/13   U.S. and South Korean Cooperation in the World Nuclear Energy Market: Major Policy Considerations  [411 Kb]
-01/25/13   First-Term Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, 64th - 113th Congresses  [305 Kb]
-01/24/13   Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests  [675 Kb]
-01/24/13   The Increase in Unemployment Since 2007: Is It Cyclical or Structural?  [396 Kb]
-01/24/13   The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress  [851 Kb]
-01/23/13   American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat  [1264 Kb]
-01/23/13   Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia: Issues for Congress  [907 Kb]
-01/22/13   Global Security Contingency Fund: Summary and Issue Overview  [320 Kb]
-01/22/13   Senkaku (Diaoyu/Diaoyutai) Islands Dispute: U.S. Treaty Obligations  [267 Kb]
-01/18/13   Algeria: Current Issues  [363 Kb]
-01/18/13   U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians  [485 Kb]
-01/17/13   Arab League Boycott of Israel  [224 Kb]
-01/17/13   The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress  [730 Kb]
-01/16/13   Mexico's New Administration: Priorities and Key Issues in U.S.-Mexican Relations  [407 Kb]
-01/15/13   Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights  [529 Kb]
-01/15/13   United Nations Regular Budget Contributions: Members Compared, 1990-2010  [323 Kb]
-01/15/13   United Nations System Funding: Congressional Issues  [1151 Kb]
-01/15/13   Visa Waiver Program  [391 Kb]
-01/14/13   Crisis in Mali  [521 Kb]
-01/11/13   Can Contractionary Fiscal Policy Be Expansionary?  [343 Kb]
-01/11/13   U.S. Sanctions on Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress  [453 Kb]
-01/10/13   Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues  [433 Kb]
-01/10/13   Iran Sanctions  [675 Kb]
-01/09/13   The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress  [442 Kb]
-01/09/13   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [452 Kb]
-01/08/13   Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations  [304 Kb]
-01/08/13   Israel: 2013 Elections Preview  [540 Kb]
-01/07/13   Economic Growth and the Unemployment Rate  [244 Kb]
-01/04/13   Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy  [1075 Kb]
-01/04/13   International Trade and Finance: Key Policy Issues for the 113th Congress  [396 Kb]
-01/04/13   North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation  [401 Kb]
-01/04/13   Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations  [371 Kb]
-01/04/13   Speakers of the House: Elections, 1913-2013  [261 Kb]
-01/04/13   The "Fiscal Cliff" and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012  [334 Kb]
-01/04/13   U.S. - Taiwan Relationship: Overview of Policy Issues  [424 Kb]
-01/03/13   Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress  [448 Kb]
-01/03/13   The Unified Command Plan and Combatant Commands: Background and Issues for Congress  [729 Kb]
-01/03/13   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress  [323 Kb]
-01/02/13   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments  [627 Kb]
-01/02/13   Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress  [402 Kb]