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October 7, 2015

Has Russia Gone Rogue?

In his Senate testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, CFR's Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies Stephen Sestanovich argued that the United States should challenge responsible Rus…

April 27, 2015

Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. Policy

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Stephen Sestanovich argues that if Russian President Vladimir Putin emerges victorious in his conflict with Ukraine, Russian national…

July 29, 2014

Evaluating U.S. Options for Iraq

In his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Stephen Biddle assesses the U.S. government's options for responding to the advances made by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in…

October 29, 2013

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 …

September 10, 2013

Assessing the Case for Striking Syria

In his testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Stephen Biddle acknowledges that neither the case for nor against using force in Syria is without serious costs and risks. He evaluat…

July 7, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Evaluating the Reset: Is It Time for a Pause?

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 …

May 10, 2011

Defense and Security
Long Term Goals for Afghanistan and Their Near Term Implications

Stephen Biddle testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the long term vision needed to guide short term decisions in Afghanistan.