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May 12, 2016

United States
Examining America’s Role in the World

Takeaways: The world is currently characterized by an unusually large number of unstable and volatile situations. The current high levels of instability are rooted in four broad trends: The first…

April 6, 2016

United States
The Strategic Implications of U.S. Debt

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, CFR President Richard N. Haass discussed the “slow motion crisis” that is growing U.S. debt, as well as its principal causes and its…

December 16, 2015

Egypt
Egypt: Two Years After Morsi

Steven A. Cook testified before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and argued that although the coup d’état that brought General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to power has not resulted …

December 9, 2015

Pakistan
Why a “Nuclear Deal” With Pakistan Is Not Realistic, Timely, or Wise

Testifying before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia Daniel S. Markey discussed the ramifications of a potential civil nuclear agreement…

December 2, 2015

Syria
How to Defeat the Islamic State

Testifying before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Max Boot discussed current weaknesses of the U.S. position on Iraq and Syria, as well as what can…

October 22, 2015

Palestinian Territories
Words Have Consequences

Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies Elliott Abrams argued that incitement by Palestinian leaders and media—not poverty and hopelessness—has been th…

October 7, 2015

Russia
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…

August 13, 2015

Iran
Iran and the New Middle East in the Aftermath of the Nuclear Agreement

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ray Takeyh argues that there is precedent for Congress turning down agreements until a better draft is negotiated as in the case of arms c…

August 5, 2015

Iran
Assessing the Nuclear Deal with Iran

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip Gordon argues that, while the Iran nuclear agreement is not a perfect deal, it is far better than any realistic alternative and Con…

August 4, 2015

Iran
On the Iran Nuclear Agreement and its Consequences

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzes the nuclear deal with Iran and suggests that any vote by Congress to approve the pact should be li…