Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.
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.
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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 Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament; 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
Benn Steil testifies before the Senate on the importance of regulatory reforms to make U.S. markets more resilient to the failures of individual financial institutions. He argues that well capitalized and regulated central derivatives clearinghouses have historically provided the best example of successful "safe-fail" risk management in the derivatives industry.
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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
Richard N. Haass testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. policy toward Afghanistan, what constitutes an acceptable end-state in that country, and how the United States can best work to bring it about.
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
Jagdish Bhagwati testifies before the Indian parliament about the impact of economic reforms made in the early 1990s, and the way forward.
See more in India; Economic Development
Elizabeth C. Economy testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on political activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo and the future of political reform in China.
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Mark Lagon testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on human trafficking. He offers recommendations on four areas for action by the United States.
See more in United States; Human Trafficking
Robert K. Knake testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology on the role of attack attribution in preventing cyber attacks and how attribution technologies can affect the anonymity and the privacy of Internet users.
See more in United States; Cybersecurity
Shannon K. O'Neil testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Homeland Security on the way forward for U.S.-Mexico security cooperation.
See more in Drug Trafficking and Control; Immigration; United States; Mexico
Stephen Sestanovich testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade on the need to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment.
See more in Weapons of Mass Destruction; Russian Federation