The possibility of increasing U.S. investment in the Middle East as a way to encourage democratic political transitions was examined in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See U.S. Trade and Investment in the Middle East and North Africa: Overview and Issues, January 20, 2012.
Other new or updated CRS reports that have not been made readily available to the public include these:
Australia: Background and U.S. Relations, January 13, 2012
European Union Enlargement, January 26, 2012