May 26, 2022

A Roundup of 14 New or Recently Updated Congressional Research Service Reports

Below is a roundup featuring a selection of new or recently updated reports (past six weeks) published by the Congressional Research Service.

The reports below were selected from the many CRS reports that Steven Aftergood from the Federation of American Scientists makes accessible to the public.

Arms Sales in the Middle East: Trends and Analytical Perspectives for U.S. Policy
40 pages; PDF.

Electoral College Reform: Contemporary Issues for Congress
31 pages; PDF. 

Confederate Symbols: Relation to Federal Lands and Programs
3 pages; PDF.

Human Trafficking: New Global Estimates of Forced Labor and Modern Slavery, 2017
4 pages; PDF.

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2017
43 pages; PDF.

Niger: Frequently Asked Questions About the October 2017 Attack on U.S. Soldiers
23 pages; PDF.

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress
67 pages; PDF.

Opioid Epidemic and Federal Efforts to Address It: Frequently Asked Questions
29 pages; PDF.

Options to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement
12 pages; PDF.

Patent Law: A Primer and Overview of Emerging Issues
46 pages; PDF.

Poverty in the United States in 2016: In Brief
16 pages; PDF.

Supreme Court October Term 2017: A Preview of Select Cases
29 pages; PDF.

Tracking Federal Funds: and Other Data Sources
13 pages; PDF.

U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Recent Conflicts
12 pages; PDF.

For many more reference rich reports from a variety of source, see our latest roundup:

Reference Resources Roundup (Curated List of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

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