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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 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.

September 6, 2017

Turkey
Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, discussing the various challenges to the U.S.-Turkey relationship. Takeaways C…

June 20, 2017

United States
Reviewing Congressional Authorizations on Use of Force

John Bellinger testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on June 20, 2017, regarding the intent and statutory limitations of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AU…

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…

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…

March 30, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy
U.S. Rebalance to Asia

In her testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Sheila A. Smith discusses the roles in which the U.S. Congress can play in ensuring strong U.S. presence in the changin…

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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…

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 …

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…