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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.

December 3, 2020

Americas
The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Charting a New Path Forward

The increasingly complex threat of drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy. We need smarter international policies within an interagency effort l…

Packs of marijuana, weapons and other scales are displayed after an operation against drug hitmen by Mexican soldiers at a ranch near the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, some 100 km away from Monterrey April 27, 2010.

February 5, 2020

Trade
More Cures for More Patients: Overcoming Pharmaceutical Barriers

Mr. Setser's testimony focuses on three points: 1. America currently has a large and growing trade deficit in pharmaceutical products. 2. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created new incentives for th…

March 21, 2018

Lebanon
What's Next for Lebanon? Stability and Security Challenges

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Elliott Abrams testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Near East, South and Central Asian Affairs and Counterterrorism. His testimony can be viewed by clicking …

February 27, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Women’s Contributions to Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On February 27, 2018, Jamille Bigio testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, discussing the importance of women’s inclusion in the preve…

February 15, 2018

China
Rising to the China Challenge

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, Ely Ratner assessed the emerging strategic competition between the United States and China. He argued that it is vital for the United S…

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. November 9, 2017.

May 24, 2017

Iran
The Nuclear Deal Fallout: The Global Threat of Iran

Ray Takeyh testified before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, discussing the impact of the Joint Co…

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…

January 21, 2016

Americas
Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

Shannon K. O’Neil testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, laying out the largely positive trends in Latin America and the benefits for the United States of working more close…