The Resource Laos: Background and U.S. Relations

Laos: Background and U.S. Relations

Label
Laos: Background and U.S. Relations
Title
Laos: Background and U.S. Relations
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For several years, United States-Laos relations were dominated by the debate over whether to grant normal trade relations status to Laos. On November 19, 2004, Congress approved legislation that granted nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of Laos. The Lao government's alleged poor treatment of former CIA-trained Hmong guerrillas was a key factor in the debate and remains a point of contention between the two countries. The United States and Laos cooperate in important areas, including recovering remains of Americans missing in action (MIAs) from the Vietnam War, counternarcotics operations, and de-mining efforts. This report discusses congressional interests in Laos, including international trade status, human rights conditions, recovery of MIAs, counternarcotics operations, land mine removal, foreign aid issues, opium production, and methamphetamine use; the political and economic situation in Laos, including the assumption of power by Lao communists in 1975, the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), antigovernment activities from 1999-2004, Laos's relations with other nations (principally, Vietnam and China), economic conditions, and principal trading partners (Vietnam, China, and Thailand); and human rights issues, including the treatment and imprisonment of Hmong Guerrillas trained by the United States during the Vietnam War and persecution of nonmainstream religious groups
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lum, Thomas
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United states government
  • Government(foreign)
  • Discrimination
  • International relations
  • Cooperation
  • Laos
  • International trade
  • Investments
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Economic development
  • Prisoners
  • Amphetamines
  • Civil disturbances
  • Refugees
  • Foreign aid
  • Narcotics
  • Drug interdiction
  • China
  • Religion
  • Communism
  • Minorities
  • Mine clearance
  • Political parties
  • Agreements
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
Label
Laos: Background and U.S. Relations
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Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress. The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227929780
  • (OCoLC)ocn227929780
Label
Laos: Background and U.S. Relations
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress. The original document contains color images
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227929780
  • (OCoLC)ocn227929780

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