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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…

April 18, 2000

Americas
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

October 14, 2002

Americas
Hearing on U.S. Policy in the Andean Region

U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Washington, D.C. September 17, 2002 This transcript has not been edited. WITNESSES: RICHARD L. ARMITAGE, Deputy Secretary of Sta…

October 24, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year after 9/11, America Still Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack, Warns New Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security

Full text and executive summary: "America— Still Unprepared, Still in Danger," An Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsClick here to viewthe original Hart-Rudman Report…

February 11, 2003

Iraq
Bronson Finds Many Arab States Wary of U.S. Postwar Policy

Rachel Bronson, the Council on Foreign Relations’ director of Middle East studies, says she finds “enormous opposition” among Arab states to a possible United States invasion of Iraq and its aftermat…

May 15, 2002

United States
CFR Finds Dangerous Technology Gap at Federal Agencies

Technology Gap at Federal Agencies Leaves U.S. Public Exposed to Next Wave of Terror Incidents – New Council Paper Outlines Immediate Steps to Reduce the RiskMay 14, 2002 – Defense against al-Qaeda c…

December 4, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Saudis in ‘Dramatic Debate’ Over U.S. Relations, Says Council’s Middle East Studies Fellow Youssef Ibrahim

Youssef Ibrahim, a Council senior fellow in Middle East Studies, argues that since 9/11, Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “dramatic debate” about its relationship with America—the m…

April 16, 2003

Iraq
Policy Expert Carothers Says Chances for Democracy in Iraq and Region Are Dim

Thomas Carothers, director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that contrary to the hopes of many in the Bush administration, “I don…

May 16, 2003

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Expert Gregory Gause Says Riyadh Attacks Could Be ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Saudis to Crack Down on Terrorists

F. Gregory Gause III, a prominent expert on Saudi society and politics, says that the terrorist attacks on residential compounds in Riyadh will force the Saudi leadership to make a critical decision…

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) …