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March 23, 2021

International Law
Reforming the War Powers Resolution for the 21st Century

John B. Bellinger III, CFR adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law, testified before the House Committee on Rules, on congressional and presidential war powers. The written …

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.

January 25, 2018

China
Geostrategic and Military Drivers and Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Ely Ratner assessed the geostrategic drivers and implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He recommended sit…

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China. May 15, 2017.

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.

November 9, 2005

Democracy
U.S. Post-Conflict Operations: Preparing our Military for the Future

Thank you for inviting me to this panel of the House Armed Services Committee Defense Review. I am honored and look forward to the opportunity to help identify the best U.S. military force structure …

April 22, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Applying the War Powers Resolution to the War on Terrorism

TESTIMONY OF ALTON FRYE PRESIDENTIAL SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR, PROGRAM ON CONGRESS AND FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on th…

September 6, 2017

Turkey
Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, discussing the various challenges to the U.S.-Turkey relationship. Takeaways C…

June 14, 2012

Treaties and Agreements
The Law of the Sea Convention

In his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John Bellinger argues that the Law of the Sea Convention is beneficial to the United States military, especially durin…

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.