Last updated on: 5/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Country Studies / Area Handbooks Program Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 5, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
      Government Reports and Peer-Reviewed Studies
Official vetted reports from international government bodies (such as the United Nations and the European Union), foreign governments (federal level agencies such as France’s Ministry of Justice, South Africa’s Ministry of Health, or Japan’s office of the Prime Minister), and US government agencies (state, federal, and quasi-government agencies including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, and Legal Services Corporation) and peer-reviewed studies from academic journals (such as Science, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.) tend to have multiple editorial and ideological filters, and they normally receive rigorous review from experts before being formally issued.
Description:

The Country Studies contain “versions of books previously published in hard copy (with the exception of a born-digital study on Macau and an unpublished partial draft study on Afghanistan) by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region’s historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, foreign policy, and national security…

Because the series was originally intended to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. Notable omissions include Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations…”

Note: “The analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official United States Government position, policy, or decision.”

Library of Congress website (accessed on Jan. 14, 2004)

Mission:

“The Country Studies/Area Handbook Series was designed to provide U.S. government officials and American citizens with information on foreign countries.”

Library of Congress website (accessed on Jan. 14, 2004)

Other:
Government organization
Quoted in:
  1. Did the Holocaust Justify the Creation of a Jewish State?
  2. Who Are the Mizrahi (Oriental/Arab) Jews?