Russia-Georgia Conflict, and More from CRS
Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).
“Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests,” August 13, 2008.
“Stability in Russia’s Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments,” August 12, 2008.
“Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests,” updated July 28, 2008.
“Enemy Combatant Detainees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court,” updated July 29, 2008.
“Journalists’ Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 109th and 110th Congresses,” updated July 29, 2008.
“U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy,” updated August 6, 2008.
“National Security Strategy: Legislative Mandates, Execution to Date, and Considerations for Congress,” updated July 28, 2008.
“Nanotechnology and Environmental, Health, and Safety: Issues for Consideration,” August 6, 2008.
“Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer,” August 12, 2008.
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