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A Primer on the European Union, and More from CRS

02.22.17 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

How does the European Union work? Does the EU Have a foreign policy? What is the Schengen Area?

I don’t know, but Kristin Archick of the Congressional Research Service does. See her newly updated report on The European Union: Questions and Answers, updated February 21, 2017.

Other noteworthy new or updated publications from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons, updated February 21, 2017

U.S. Sanctions and Russia’s Economy, updated February 17, 2017

Iran: Politics, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy, updated February 17, 2017

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated February 14, 2017

Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Congressional Action and President Trump’s Interior Enforcement Executive Order, CRS Insight, February 15, 2017

The DACA and DAPA Deferred Action Initiatives: Frequently Asked Questions, February 15, 2017

Challenges for U.S. Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean, CRS Insight, February 16, 2017

U.S. Restrictions on Relations with Burma, updated February 7, 2017

India’s Natural Gas: A Small Part of the Energy Mix, February 13, 2017

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress, updated February 16, 2017

Current Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Issues, CRS Insight, February 21, 2017

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