President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change raises a series of legal, procedural and policy questions that have yet to be decisively answered, said the Congressional Research Service last week.
Among those questions: Will the US follow the prescribed multi-year procedure for withdrawal? Or can the US withdraw immediately? What role if any will the US play in future climate change deliberations under the Paris Agreement? What are the prospects for a legal challenge to the US withdrawal?
See President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement Raises Legal Questions, CRS Legal Sidebar, June 9, 2017.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
FY2018 Defense Budget Request: The Basics, June 9, 2017
Qatar: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated June 9, 2017
Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, updated June 9, 2017
U.S. Foreign Aid to the Middle East and North Africa: The President’s FY2018 Request, CRS Insight, June 8, 2017
Malawi: Key Developments and U.S. Relations, June 2, 2017
European Security and Islamist Terrorism, CRS Insight, updated June 8, 2017
Juneteenth: Fact Sheet, June 9, 2017
Air Force B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber, updated June 7, 2017
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