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Prados, Alfred B.

Overview
Works: 63 works in 317 publications in 1 language and 3,386 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Resolutions (Law) 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: JK1108, 327.567009049
Publication Timeline
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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 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of King Hussein on February 7, 1999, removed a strong U.S. ally and force for stability; however, his son and successor, King Abdullah, has continued to follow the late King's moderate and pro-western policies. In recent years, Jordan has taken significant steps toward building democratic life, including a return to limited parliamentary democracy. Parliament has eased restrictions in laws affecting the press, but some remain. Several issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations are likely to figure in decisions by Congress and the Administration on future aid to and cooperation with Jordan. These include the stability of the Jordanian regime, democratic reform under way in Jordan, the role of Jordan in the Arab-Israeli peace process, Jordan's concerns over the U.S.-led campaign against Iraq in 2003, and its relations with other regional states. King Abdullah expressed Jordan's "absolute condemnation" of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and was the first Arab head of state to visit President Bush after the attacks. Jordan sent military medical and mine clearing units to Afghanistan in December 2001 to support the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism, and a field hospital to Iraq in April 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jordan is also helping train Iraqi police and military personnel for the reconstituted Iraqi security forces
Syria : U.S. relations and bilateral issues by Alfred B Prados( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 338 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 : post-war issues and U.S. relations by Alfred B Prados( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 199 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. 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 States some commentators have maintained that Saudi domestic and foreign policies have created a climate that may have contributed to terrorist acts by Islamic radicals. Some go so far as to allege complicity on the part of Saudi officials in the flow of money to terrorist organizations. Saudi officials reject this viewpoint and maintain that they are working with the United States to combat terrorism. U.S. officials have cited Saudi support in the aftermath of the attacks, including intelligence sharing, law enforcement activities, and the tracking of terrorist financing. In August 2003, Saudi authorities agreed to establish a joint U.S.-Saudi task force in Saudi Arabia to investigate sources of terrorist funding. Other principal 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, and Saudi policies involving human rights and democracy
Iraq-U.S. confrontation by Alfred B Prados( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 168 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 151 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 77 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 70 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 66 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 66 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 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kurds in Iraq : status, protection, and prospects by Alfred B Prados( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 51 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Of particular concern have been reports that funds may be flowing from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries to terrorist groups, largely under the guise of charitable contributions. Critics of Saudi policies have cited a number of reports that the Saudi government has permitted or encouraged fund raising in Saudi Arabia by charitable Islamic groups and foundations linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization or like-minded entities. 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. In numerous official statements and position papers, Saudi leaders have said they are committed to cooperating with the United States in fighting terrorist financing, pointing out that Saudi Arabia itself is a victim of terrorism and shares the U.S. interest in combating it. Saudi leaders acknowledge providing financial support for Islamic and Palestinian causes, but maintain that no Saudi support goes to any terrorist organizations, such as the Hamas organization. The U.S. State Department in its most recent annual report on international terrorism states that Hamas receives some funds from individuals in the Persian Gulf states but does not specifically mention Saudi Arabia
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 29 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 23 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
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プラドス, アルフレッド

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