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NATO Summit Meeting in Chicago, and More from CRS

05.15.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

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

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: An Economic Analysis, May 10, 2012

Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, May 10, 2012

Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, May 9, 2012

Immigration of Foreign Nationals with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees, May 11, 2012

Federal Labor Relations Statutes: An Overview, May 11, 2012

FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan Program: History, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, May 10, 2012

How Measures Are Brought to the House Floor: A Brief Introduction, May 14, 2012

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS): A Primer, May 14, 2012

The Presidential Nominating Process and the National Party Conventions, 2012: Frequently Asked Questions, May 14, 2012

Secrecy News will be back next week.

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