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September 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, CFR President Richard N. Haass argued that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues to have substantial value to the …

Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance

May 16, 2018

Military Operations
Authorizing the Use of Military Force: S.J. Res. 59

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed S.J. Res. 59, "Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018."

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

May 18, 2006

Iran
Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Iran today presents a serious foreign policy challenge to the United States. The growing prominence of security concerns: escalation of tensions over Iran’s continued development of a nuclear capabil…

March 21, 2018

Lebanon
What's Next for Lebanon? Stability and Security Challenges

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Elliott Abrams testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Near East, South and Central Asian Affairs and Counterterrorism. His testimony can be viewed by clicking …

January 16, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Prepared Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Since 2003 Shia-Sunni conflict has emerged as a major divide in Middle East politics, and radically changed the regional context for U.S. policy. Sectarian violence is no longer just limited to Iraq,…

January 16, 2007

Congresses and Parliaments
Prepared Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the situation in Iraq and in particular on regional and global aspects of current U.S. policy in Iraq. I will not rehearse here today how we got to where w…

June 29, 2006

Energy and Climate Policy
Testimony to Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and your colleagues for the invitation to join you in today’s hearing on Russia and Russian-American relations. Your discussion of these questions is important and t…

September 16, 1998

Asia
Testimony by Adam Schwarz before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for inviting me to speak today at the hearing on current developments in Indonesia. I am the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in Sou…

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.