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January 20, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Strategy and Policy in the Middle East

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 …

January 21, 2016

Americas
Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

Shannon K. O’Neil testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, laying out the largely positive trends in Latin America and the benefits for the United States of working more close…

August 5, 2015

Iran
Assessing the Nuclear Deal with Iran

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip Gordon argues that, while the Iran nuclear agreement is not a perfect deal, it is far better than any realistic alternative and Con…

June 26, 2015

Iran
Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ray Takeyh argues that before the impending nuclear agreement with Iran places Tehran inches away from the bomb, the United States sho…

March 25, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
United States Middle East Policy

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Ray Takeyh argues that the United States must find a way to impose limits on Iran's nuclear ambitions through negotiations, while restr…

November 19, 2014

Iraq
Next Steps for U.S. Foreign Policy on Syria and Iraq

Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams details the United States' goals in Iraq and Syria: to alleviate the hu…

September 9, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas’ Benefactors: A Network of Terror

The ties between American allies and Hamas—a terrorist organization—contribute to instability and violence, CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittees …

July 29, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
A Strategy for Defeating ISIS in Syria and Iraq

In his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Max Boot advocates for a prudent and limited deployment of American trainers, special operators, air controllers and intelligence agents to…

March 4, 2014

Asia
U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

In her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Sheila A. Smith discusses the strategic importance of the United States' relationship with Japan a…

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October 29, 2013

Afghanistan
War Termination in Afghanistan

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa & Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Biddle argues that short term success …