Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the President to provide assistance to the independent states for the following activities:
(1) meeting urgent humanitarian needs;
(2) establishing a democratic and free society;
(3) creating private enterprise and free market systems based on the principle of private ownership of property;
(4) promoting trade and investment;
(5) promoting market-based mechanisms for food distribution and encouraging policies that provide support for the agricultural sector;
(6) promoting programs to strengthen quality health care and voluntary family planning, housing, and other components of a social safety net;
(7) promoting educational reform;
(8) promoting energy efficiency and production;
(9) implementing civilian nuclear reactor safety programs;
(10) enhancing the human and natural environment and conserving environmental resources;
(11) improving transportation and telecommunications infrastructure and management;
(12) promoting drug education, interdiction, and eradication programs; and
(13) protecting and caring for refugees, displaced persons, and migrants.
Requires the President, in providing such assistance, to take into account the extent to which the state is:
(1) making progress toward, and is committed to, the implementation of a democratic system and economic reform based on market principles;
(2) respecting human rights;
(3) respecting international law and obligations and adhering to the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Charter of Paris;
(4) cooperating in seeking peaceful resolution of ethnic and regional conflicts;
(5) implementing responsible security policies;
(6) taking actions to protect the international environment;
(7) denying support for terrorism;
(8) accepting responsibility for paying a portion of debt to U.S. firms incurred by the former Soviet Union;
(9) cooperating in uncovering evidence regarding American prisoners of war or missing in action who were detained in the former Soviet Union during the Cold War; and
(10) terminating support for Cuba. Prohibits assistance to the government of any state which:
(1) engages in a consistent pattern of human rights violations;
(2) has failed to facilitate the implementation of arms control obligations derived from agreements signed by the former Soviet Union;
(3) has knowingly transferred to another country missiles or missile technology inconsistent with the Missile Technology Control Regime or materials, equipment, or technology that would contribute to such country's ability to manufacture weapons of mass destruction; or
(4) is prohibited from receiving assistance under specified provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991.
Bars assistance to Russia if it has failed to make progress on the removal of troops from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania or has failed to undertake good faith efforts to end other military practices that violate the sovereignty of the Baltic States. Waives such prohibitions, other than the prohibition on assistance to states barred from receiving assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, if such assistance:
(1) is in the national interest;
(2) will foster respect for human rights and democracy; or
(3) is furnished for the alleviation of suffering.
Authorizes the use of economic support fund assistance and the use of funds and authorities under the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989 for assistance under this title.
Permits funds under this title to be used for procurement in the United States, the independent states, or a developing country or in any other country, subject to conditions of availability, emergency, or the promotion of efficiency in the use of such assistance.
Prohibits any governmental entity of an independent state from being eligible to receive assistance (except for humanitarian assistance) under this title if:
(1) there is outstanding a final judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction within the state that such entity is withholding books or other documents of religious or historical significance that are the property of U.S. persons; and
(2) the Secretary of State determines that execution of the court's judgment is blocked as the result of extrajudicial causes.
Waives such prohibition of the court's judgment has been executed or it is important to national interests.