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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

September 12, 2006

United States
Priorities for Homeland Security

Statement before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Thank you for the opportunity to address the committee on this vital topic. Just as a preamble, my remarks do…

March 24, 2021

Asia
U.S. Policy toward the Indo-Pacific: The Case for a Comprehensive Approach

Chairman Bera, Ranking Member Chabot, thank you for this opportunity to provide thoughts on America’s way forward in the Indo-Pacific. As always, I am speaking in my personal capacity as the Council …

The opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 18, 2021.

September 21, 2006

Afghanistan
Still Ours to Lose: Afghanistan on the Brink

Prepared Testimony for the House Committee on International Relations (September 20, 2006) and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (September 21, 2006)“The pyramid of Afghanistan government’s l…

March 23, 2004

United States
Rethinking the Role of the U.S. Mexican Border in the Post-9/11 World

  Written Testimony before a hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate on “U.S.-Mexico: Immigration Policy & The Bilateral Relationship” Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D…

July 7, 2011

Iran
Massacre at Camp Ashraf: Implications for U.S. Policy

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ray Takeyh says that mutual antipathy to the presence of the Iranian opposition party Mu…

April 10, 2003

Europe
The Balkans: Assessing the Progress and Looking to the Future

Statement to the House of Representatives International Relations Subcommittee on Europeby William L. NashMajor General, USA, (Ret.)Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive ActionCouncil on …

March 27, 2007

Trade
US Trade Policy: The China Question

Let me begin by saying how honored I am to have been invited to appear before your Committee, Senator Baucus. I have long been familiar with the leadership you have provided on trade issues in the Se…

August 5, 2002

Iraq
Testimony by Morton H. Halperin on Iraq

Statement of Morton H. Halperin Senior Fellow Council on Foreign Relations before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Mr. Chairman, It …

January 23, 2007

Grand Strategy
The Iraq War

Text as delivered; no prepared statement Mr. Chairman, Mr. Former Chairman, members of the committee, permit me a moment of reflection. I know well the bipartisan power of this committee. I worked …