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December 3, 2020

Americas
The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Charting a New Path Forward

The increasingly complex threat of drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy. We need smarter international policies within an interagency effort l…

Packs of marijuana, weapons and other scales are displayed after an operation against drug hitmen by Mexican soldiers at a ranch near the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, some 100 km away from Monterrey April 27, 2010.

December 1, 2020

Coronavirus
Improving the International Response to the Humanitarian Consequences of COVID-19

In his testimony before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Thomas J. Bollyky argues that the novel coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating…

July 29, 2020

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The United States Needs a Reformed WTO Now

Jennifer Hillman, CFR senior fellow for trade and international political economy, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. She analyzed the current state of the World Trade Organizatio…

World Trade Organization

January 14, 2020

Iran
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U…

U.S.-Iran relations

November 13, 2019

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Democracy and the NATO Alliance: Upholding Our Shared Democratic Values

In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Matthias Matthijs assessed the role the United States, European Union, and NATO have played in the democratic backsliding of Poland, Hu…

June 21, 2018

China
Chinese Perceptions on Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation

On June 21, 2018, Patricia Kim testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. She discussed China’s nuclear doctrine, which has traditionally focus…

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy soldiers on their armored vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.

May 17, 2018

China
Understanding China’s Military Expansion and Implications for U.S. Policy

On May 17, 2018, Patricia Kim testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on China’s worldwide military expansion. She discussed President Xi Jinping’s efforts to modernize …

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects troops at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, June 30, 2017.

February 27, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Women’s Contributions to Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On February 27, 2018, Jamille Bigio testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, discussing the importance of women’s inclusion in the preve…

February 15, 2018

China
Rising to the China Challenge

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, Ely Ratner assessed the emerging strategic competition between the United States and China. He argued that it is vital for the United S…

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. November 9, 2017.

December 13, 2017

Military Operations
The Use of Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed the domestic and international laws governing the authorization for use of military force.

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand. February 16, 2018.