Prados, Alfred B.
Most widely held works by Alfred B Prados
Iraq : issues, historical background, bibliography ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Kurdish separatism in Iraq developments and implications for the United States by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Middle East arms supply recent control initiatives by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Iraq and Kuwait conflicting historical claims by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Jordan Persian Gulf crisis and U.S. aid by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Syria background and status by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Saudi Arabia post-war issues and U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Yemen civil strife by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
U.S. policy toward Iraq 1980-1990 by Kenneth Katzman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Saudi Arabia U.S. defense and security commitments by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The Kurds in Iraq status, protection, and prospects by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Iraqi compliance with cease-fire agreements by Kenneth Katzman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Syrian-U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Iran 1992 implications for U.S. policy by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Jordan U.S. relations and bilateral issues by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
"This report provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief overview of Jordan's government and economy and of its cooperation in promoting Arab-Israeli peace and other U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. This report will be updated regularly. It supersedes CRS Issue Brief IB93085, Jordan: U.S. Relations and Bilateral Issues, by Alfred B. Prados."--p. 2.
Syria U.S. relations and bilateral issues by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
U.S.-Syrian relations have warmed somewhat in recent years as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. An issue for U.S. policy makers is the degree to which the Administration should go in seeking to enlist Syrian support for U.S. endeavors in the Middle East. Many U.S. observers believe removal of legislative sanctions should be contingent on evidence of improvements in Syria's human rights record, a clear renunciation of terrorism, and reversal of other policies injurious to U.S. interests. Others favor quiet diplomacy aimed at encouraging Syria to play a constructive and responsible role in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia current issues and U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Saudi Arabia, a monarchy ruled by the Saud dynasty, enjoys special importance in much of the international community because of its unique association with the Islamic region and its oil wealth. The United States and Saudi Arabia have long-standing economic and defense ties. A series of informal agreements, statements by successive U.S. administrations, and military deployments have demonstrated a strong U.S. security commitment to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was a key member of the allied coalition that expelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991. Saudi Arabia subsequently hosted U.S. aircraft enforcing the no-fly zone over southern Iraq. Saudi officials expressed opposition to the U.S.-led military campaign launched against Iraq in March 2003 (Operation Iraqi Freedom), although Saudi Arabia reportedly permitted certain support operations by U.S. and British military forces, in additional to making some facilities available to them. By mutual agreement, the United States withdrew virtually all its forces from Saudi Arabia at the end of August 2003. Bombing attacks against several U.S. and foreign operated installations in Saudi Arabia have raised some concerns about security of U.S. personnel and what appears to be growing anti-Americanism in some segments of the Saudi population. Since the attacks on the United States September 11, 2001, some commentators have maintained that Saudi domestic and foreign policies have created a climate that may have contributed to terrorist acts by Islamic radicals. U.S. officials have generally cited Saudi support in the aftermath of the attacks, including increased intelligence sharing, law enforcement activities, and tracking of terrorist financing. In its final report, released on July 23, 2004, the U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) described Saudi Arabia as having been "a problematic ally in combating Islamic extremism," while noting that Saudi cooperation has improved, especially since further terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia beginning in May 2003. The National Intelligence Reform Act (P.L. 108-458, December 17, 2004) contains a requirement (Section 7120(b)) that the President submit to designated congressional committees a strategy for collaboration with Saudi Arabia, as part of a larger report on U.S. government activities to implement the provisions of this act. Other principle issues of bilateral interest include security in the post-war Gulf region, the Saudi position on the Arab-Israeli conflict, arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, Saudi external aid programs, bilateral trade relationships and oil production, and Saudi policies involving human rights and democracy.
Iraq-U.S. confrontation by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Iraq divergent views on military action by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Officials of the Bush Administration believe military action against Iraq may be necessary to eliminate threats posed by the Iraqi regime to the U.S. and international communities. President Bush has asked Congress to pass a joint resolution giving the President authority to use force if necessary to eliminate threats posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Some Members of Congress, commentators, and analysts question the Administration's rationale for such action and its feasibility. This report summarizes arguments advanced by the Administration and by critics of the Administration's position. It will be updated as the situation continues to develop. For further reading, see CRS Report RL31339, Iraq: U.S. Efforts to Change the Regime, by Kenneth Katzman.
Lebanon by Alfred B Prados ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The United States and Lebanon continue to enjoy good relations. Prominent current issues between the United States and Lebanon include progress toward a Lebanon-Israel peace treaty, U.S. aid to Lebanon, and Lebanon's capacity to stop Hezbollah militia attacks on Israel. The United States supports Lebanon's independence and favored the end of Israeli and Syrian occupation of parts of Lebanon. Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon on May 23, 2000, and Syria completed withdrawing its forces on April 26, 2005. Regional tensions increased in mid-2006, however, as clashes between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza territory spread to Lebanon. In July, Hezbollah rocket attacks against Israel and capture of two Israeli soldiers prompted large-scale Israeli bombing of Hezbollah positions and Lebanese infrastructure. On August 11, the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1701, which ended the fighting and created an expanded international peacekeeping force in Lebanon. This report replaces CRS Issue Brief IB89118, Lebanon, by Alfred B. Prados, and will be updated as significant changes occur in Lebanon or in U.S.-Lebanese relations. Other CRS reports on Lebanon include CRS Report RL33487, Syria: U.S. Relations and Bilateral Issues, by Alfred B. Prados.
Anti-Americanism Arms control Arms transfers Bibliography Commercial law Disarmament--On-site inspection Economic assistance, American Economic history Economic sanctions Eritrea Ethnic relations Expenditures, Public Finance Free trade History Intelligence service Intelligence service--Finance--Law and legislation International economic relations International relations Iran Iraq Iraq-Kuwait Crisis (1990-1991) Islam Islam and politics Israel Jordan Kurds Kurds--Politics and government Kuwait Lebanon Middle East Military assistance, American Military policy Military relations Money laundering--Prevention Political science Qaida (Organization) Relations (Canon law) Resolutions Saudi Arabia Syria Terrorism--Government policy Turkey United Nations United States United States.--Central Intelligence Agency War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Weapons of mass destruction Yemen (Republic) Yemen (Republic)--Hanish Islands