U.S. Strategy and Policy in the Middle East

January 20, 2016

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Middle East and North Africa

Politics and Government

Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip H. Gordon argues that the Middle East today is going through a period of powerful, tectonic change that the United States did not create and cannot fully control.

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NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The totality of President Donald Trump’s statements and actions against NATO makes clear that the United States cannot be relied on to come to the defense of its European allies.

North Korea

In North Korea, all authority flows from Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. He has reinstated the party as the central hub to consolidate his power and bring elites to heel.

Afghanistan