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July 11, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
Challenges within the Muslim World

Testimony by Dr. Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East StudiesCouncil on Foreign Relations Before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9-11 Commission) …

September 9, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas’ Benefactors: A Network of Terror

The ties between American allies and Hamas—a terrorist organization—contribute to instability and violence, CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittees …

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 14, 2006

Religion
Is there a Clash of Civilizations? Islam, Democracy, and U.S.-Middle East Policy

Subcommittee on Middle East, House International Relations CommitteeI would like to thank the members of the committee for the opportunity to speak on this vital topic.I will concentrate on some of t…

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 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 …

September 16, 1998

Middle East and North Africa
Testimony of Henry Siegman Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Introduction The Issue of Security Palestinian Responsibility Hollow Diplomacy A New Framework for the Peace Process The Reciprocity Debate Imposing U.S. Views on Israe…

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 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…

September 8, 2000

United States
National Missile Defense: Test Failure and Technology Development

September 8, 2000—Mr. Chairman, members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the critical issue of National Missile Defense (NMD) technology develop…