Luxembourg owns $200 billion worth of U.S. federal debt, making it one of the top ten foreign holders of U.S. debt. China is the leader, with $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt holdings, or 20% of the total.
That information, and its possible significance, is discussed in a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service on Foreign Holdings of Federal Debt, March 28, 2016.
Other new or newly updated CRS reports this week include the following.
Additional U.S. Ground Troops to Counter the Islamic State? Five Questions, CRS Insight, updated March 29, 2016
The Article V Convention to Propose Constitutional Amendments: Contemporary Issues for Congress, updated March 29, 2016
Abortion and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, updated March 28, 2016
Congressional Efforts to Amend Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), CRS Insight, March 30, 2016
Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Frequently Asked Questions, updated March 29, 2016
The Pacific Alliance: A Trade Integration Initiative in Latin America, updated March 29, 2016
Burma’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections: Issues for Congress, March 28, 2016
U.S.-South Korea Relations, updated March 28, 2016
Ukraine: Current Issues and U.S. Policy, updated March 29, 2016
To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.
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