The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will hold its 2012 summit meeting in Chicago on May 20-21. The meeting, hosted by President Obama, will be closed to the public. The assembled heads of state are expected to discuss the future of the conflict in Afghanistan; NATO defense issues, including the possible reconsideration of the role of nuclear weapons in NATO; and other matters.
A preview of the NATO summit meeting was presented in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See NATO’s Chicago Summit, May 14, 2012.
Other new and updated CRS reports that were obtained by Secrecy News include the following.
Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy, May 10, 2012
U.S. Assistance Programs in China, May 11, 2012
Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy, May 14, 2012
Medicare Financing, May 11, 2012
Medicare: History of Insolvency Projections, May 11, 2012
Job Growth During the Recovery, May 10, 2012
Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, May 9, 2012
Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview, May 11, 2012
Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS): A Primer, May 14, 2012
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