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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 …

June 26, 2015

Iran
Evaluating Key Components of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ray Takeyh argues that before the impending nuclear agreement with Iran places Tehran inches away from the bomb, the United States sho…

July 11, 2012

United States
The Future of Special Operations Forces

In her testimony before the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Linda Robinson details how U.S. Special Operations Forces can be restructured to bette…

July 17, 2007

Iraq
U.S. and Iraqi Conceptions of Reconciliation

The Interim Report The interim surge report underscores the chasm that separates US and Iraqi conceptions of reconciliation. For Americans, reconciliation signifies a bargaining process through whic…

July 17, 2007

Democracy
Democracy in Africa

Democracy in Africa Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me to testify on this most important subject, the development of democracy in Africa. This hearing is timely, becaus…

January 31, 2007

Iraq
Understanding the Iran Crisis

Prepared Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign AffairsFrom the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to terrorism, from human rights to democratization, the Islamic Republic of Iran …

June 29, 2006

Homeland Security
Statement Before The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities

Chairman Saxton, Congressman Meehan, members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the future of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the war on terror, alon…

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 19, 2006

Iran
Responding to Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Prepared Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign RelationsAs the cycle of negotiations and United Nations conclaves begins, Iran’s nuclear ambitions seem to be surging without restraint—no l…

September 11, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Iraq: Democracy or Civil War

Prepared Testimony before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International RelationsMr. Chairman: Thank you very much for the opportunity to appear before this subcomm…