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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…

July 1, 1997

Iraq
Differentiated Containment

Since World War II, the United States has identified the security and stability of the Gulf region as a vital national interest. This publication presents two documents. The first, Differentiated Con…

February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
U.S. Policy Toward Islamism

Overview For policymakers, Islamism, Islamist states, and Islamist movements pose a set of awkward and unusual problems. By default as well as by design, the U.S. government, and especially its na…

June 10, 2003

Iraq
Transforming Iraq’s Economy

Testimony by Dr. Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East StudiesCouncil on Foreign Relations Before the Joint Economic Committee June 11, 2003 Mr. Chairman, thank you for the invitation …

May 7, 2003

Indonesia
To Avoid Deadly Violence in Papua, Council Commission Urges Immediate implementation of Special Autonomy Plan by Indonesian Government

New York, May 7, 2003 - There is only one way to avoid conflict in the remote and impoverished, yet resource-rich, Indonesian province of Papua: Give it greater self-governance and a stake in the de…

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Silberstein Family Annual Lecture on Refugee and Migration Policy

This endowed annual lecture, established in 2019 by Alan Silberstein and the Silberstein family, provides CFR with an annual forum to explore emerging challenges in refugee and migration policy in the United States and around the world.

May 6, 2003

Colombia
Council Launches Blue-Ribbon Commission to Craft Urgently Needed New Strategy for Colombia and the Andes

MAY 6, 2003 - The Center for Preventive Action, a Council on Foreign Relations conflict prevention initiative, has launched a new Commission to make concrete recommendations for mitigating deadly con…

November 7, 2003

Colombia
Challenges for U.S. Policy Toward Colombia: Is Plan Colombia Working--The Regional Dimensions?

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DR. JULIA E. SWEIG,SENIOR FELLOW AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA STUDIES, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONSBEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESSUNITED STATES SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COM…

January 7, 2003

Global
Will Terrorists Soon Be Using Weapons of Mass Destruction?

A new book by Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Jessica Stern explores the dangers For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544 March …

November 21, 2003

United Kingdom
Hoge: Bush’s Image and Message Likely Enhanced by Trip to Britain

Warren Hoge, the chief London correspondent for The New York Times, says that as a result of his trip to Britain, President Bush “has certainly improved his image” overseas. What remains t…