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Prados, Alfred B.

Overview
Works: 61 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 3,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Resolutions (Law) 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: JK1108, 327.567009049
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Most widely held works by Alfred B Prados
Jordan U.S. relations and bilateral issues by Alfred B Prados( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member 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."--Page 2
Syria U.S. relations and bilateral issues by Alfred B Prados( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syria, governed by President Hafiz al-Asad from 1970 until his death in June 2000, is a prominent player in the Middle East scene. Within the region, a number of border disputes, problems of resource allocation, and political rivalries have caused frequent tensions between Syria and its neighbors. In particular, the Syrian Golan Heights territory, which Israel has occupied since 1967, has been one of the most intractable issues in the Arab-Israeli dispute. An array of bilateral issues continue to affect relations between the United States and Syria: the course of Arab-Israeli talks; questions of arms proliferation; Syrian connections with terrorist activity; Syria's role in Lebanon; and Syria's opposition to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. A variety of U.S. legislative provisions and executive directives prohibit direct aid to Syria and restrict bilateral trade relations between the two countries, due largely to Syria's designation by the U.S. State Department as a sponsor of international terrorism. Syria has reportedly cooperated with the United States in investigating Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks but has been unwilling to sever connections with some other terrorist organizations
Saudi Arabia current issues and U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member 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 religion and its oil wealth. Since the establishment of the modern Saudi kingdom in 1932, it has benefited from a stable political system based on a smooth process of succession to the throne and a prosperous economy dominated by the oil sector. Some commentators have suggested that growing internal pressures and regional tensions may have weakened the Saudi regime in recent years. The United States and Saudi Arabia have long-standing economic and defense ties. A series of informal agreements and military deployments have demonstrated a strong U.S. security commitment to Saudi Arabia. Bombing attacks against several U.S. and foreign operated installations in Saudi Arabia have raised some concerns about the security of U.S. personnel and what appears to be growing anti-Americanism in some segments of the Saudi population. Since the 9/11 attacks on the United 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 the tracking of terrorist financing. In its final report, released on July 23, 2004, 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 (December 17, 2004) contains a requirement 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
Iraq-U.S. confrontation by Alfred B Prados( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efforts by Iraq to impede U.N. weapons inspections since late 1997 and to challenge the allied-imposed no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq have resulted in further confrontations with the United States and its allies. In early 1998, U.S.-led retaliatory strikes against Iraq were averted by an agreement negotiated by the U.N. Secretary General on February 23, under which Iraq promised immediate, unconditional, and unrestricted access by U.N. inspectors throughout Iraq. On March 3, the U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 1154, which warned Iraq of the severest consequences for violating the agreement. A decision by Iraq to ban almost all U.N. inspections on October 31, 1998, precipitated a new phase of the confrontation. The Clinton Administration decided to abort air and missile strikes planned for November 14-15 after Iraq agreed at the last minute to resume cooperation with U.N. inspections. But, following a report on December 15 by the chief weapons inspector that Iraq was withholding cooperation, the United States and Britain conducted a 4-day operation against Iraq (Operation Desert Fox) including approximately 410 missiles and 600 bombs
Yemen civil strife by Alfred B Prados( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq : issues, historical background, bibliography( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebanon by Alfred B Prados( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Iraq divergent views on military action by Alfred B Prados( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member 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
Middle East arms supply : recent control initiatives by Alfred B Prados( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syria : background and status by Alfred B Prados( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq and Kuwait : conflicting historical claims by Alfred B Prados( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syrian-U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy toward Iraq : 1980-1990 by Kenneth Katzman( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraqi compliance with cease-fire agreements by Kenneth Katzman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saudi Arabia terrorist financing issues by Alfred B Prados( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the U.S. State Department 2007 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Saudi donors and unregulated charities have been a major source of financing to extremist and terrorist groups over the past 25 years." The September 11' 2001 attacks fueled criticisms within the United States of alleged Saudi involvement in terrorism or of Saudi laxity in acting against terrorist groups. The final report released by the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) indicates that the Commission "found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded [Al Qaeda]." The report also states, however, that Saudi Arabia was a place where Al Qaeda raised money directly from individuals and through charities" and indicates that "charities with significant Saudi government sponsorship" may have diverted funding to Al Qaeda. U.S. officials remain concerned that Saudis continue to fund Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations
Iraq former and recent military confrontations with the United States by Alfred B Prados( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue brief covers the most recent U.S.-Iraqi confrontations, which began in the fall of 1998. It summarizes events that led to the crisis, the allied military build-up, military strikes against Iraq, international reactions, costs, and options for U.S. policy makers. It does not cover developments in the war in Afghanistan, except insofar as they may relate to the U.S.-Iraqi confrontation. For further information on previous U.S.-Iraqi confrontations, see CRS Report 98-386, Iraq: Post-War Challenges and U.S. Responses, 1991-1998
Yemen current conditions and U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yemen, the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula, is the poorest country in that area. A presidential election deemed relatively fair was held in 2006 with President Ali Abdullah Salih winning reelection with 77% of the popular vote. Nevertheless, democratic institutions remain fragile. U.S.-Yemeni relations have generally been good, though marred occasionally by policy differences over Iraq and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Yemen has played a cooperative role in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula, though overall U.S. economic and military assistance to Yemen remains modest. This report summarizes Yemen's domestic situation, foreign relations, and ties with the United States. It will be updated as significant developments occur
 
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Iraq : issues, historical background, bibliography
Alternative Names
プラドス, アルフレッド

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