Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.
In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Ray Takeyh discusses the conflicting priorities of Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei needs America as an enemy and a robust nuclear infrastructure to legitimize his rule. Yet, these enmities only further erode his economy and potentially threaten his hold on power.
See more in Iran; Sanctions
In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Edward Alden argues that the United States needs a broader package of legislation that includes expanding the Visa Waiver Program and encourages more efficient visa security screening.
See more in United States; Immigration
Charles A. Kupchan testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and what's at stake in the upcoming Chicago summit.
See more in NATO; Global
In his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Scott Snyder argues that the United States should redouble its efforts to shape North Korea's strategic environment rather than try to identify the right combination of carrots and sticks to be used in a negotiation with Pyongyang.
See more in North Korea; Weapons of Mass Destruction
China's search for food and land in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, reflects the country's pressing scarcity of water. China's approach has set off alarm bells in the region and the United States should work actively to address China's water security needs, argues Elizabeth Economy before the House U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
See more in China; Water Security
As the United States manages its relationship with China on science and technology, Adam Segal argues that the United States will have to maintain its scientific strength at home, while pressuring China on its mercantilist technology policies.
See more in Technology and Foreign Policy; China
With the upcoming vote at the United Nations on Palestinian statehood, Elliott Abrams urges Congress to reexamine the U.S. aid program to the Palestinian Authority in his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
See more in Israel
John B. Bellinger III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the practical benefits that enactment of the Consular Notification Compliance Act of 2011 will have for Americans who are detained and imprisoned by other countries.
See more in International Law; United States
In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ray Takeyh says that mutual antipathy to the presence of the Iranian opposition party Mujahidin-i Khalq in Iraq is the one issue that has brought Tehran and Baghdad together.
See more in Iran; Iraq
Stephen Sestanovich testifies before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee that, though the U.S. and Russia restored broadly cooperative ties after 2008, the relationship is marked by lingering frustration and even friction.
See more in Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation; Human Rights; Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft
In remarks prepared for a postponed Senate Committee on Finance hearing, Peter Orszag argues that the U.S. must address both the weak labor market and an unsustainable fiscal path over the medium and long term.
See more in United States; Financial Crises
Max Boot testifies before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia on the future of the U.S. relationship with Iraq.
See more in Iraq; Rule of Law; Defense Strategy; Nation Building; Defense Budget
Adam Segal testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China's technology policies and argues that while the long-term impact is uncertain, the United States must push back against them to maintain its comparative advantage.
See more in China; United States; Innovation; Technology and Foreign Policy
Edward Alden testifies before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. He warns that unnecessary visa delays damage the United States' reputation as a country that champions fairness and due process.
See more in United States; Immigration
Stephen Biddle testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the long term vision needed to guide short term decisions in Afghanistan.
See more in Defense Strategy; Afghanistan
Adam Segal testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about Chinese cyber espionage and China's desire to reduce its dependence on the West for advanced technologies.
See more in China; Cybersecurity; Innovation
Richard N. Haass testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about the U.S. approach to the ongoing civil war in Libya, and offers recommendations for its policy going forward.
See more in Defense Strategy; Libya
Elizabeth Economy testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the roots of protests in China and tactics used by the Chinese government in response.
See more in Political Movements and Protests; China; Rule of Law
Elliott Abrams testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on recent developments in Egypt and Lebanon and their implications for U.S. policy and allies in the broader Middle East.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Political Movements and Protests; United States; Politics and Strategy
Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo testifies before the House of Representatives U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission on China's active defense strategy and its regional impact.
See more in China; Defense Strategy; Regional Security