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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.

January 14, 2020

Iran
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U…

U.S.-Iran relations

May 25, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Congress’s Role in Federal Financial Management: Is it Efficient, Accountable, and Transparent in the way it Appropriates Funds?

Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsSubcommittee on Federal Financial Management,Government Information and International SecurityU.S. SenateChairman Coburn, Ranking Mem…

February 15, 2006

United States
Testimony of Douglas Holtz-Eakin before the Committee on the Budget, United States House of Representatives [Prepared Remarks]

Chairman Nussle, Ranking Member Spratt and members of the Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the topic of mandatory spending in the federal budget. In my remarks, I wish to ma…

January 25, 2018

China
Geostrategic and Military Drivers and Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Ely Ratner assessed the geostrategic drivers and implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He recommended sit…

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China. May 15, 2017.

September 13, 2006

United States
House Budget Committee Hearing, "How Budgetary Choices Affect Work, Saving, and Growth"

Prepared Testimony Before the House Budget Committee on How Budgetary Choices Affect Work, Saving, and Growth.Chairman Nussle, Ranking Member Spratt and members of the Committee, I am pleased to have…

July 11, 2006

Homeland Security
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Chairman Stearns, Ranking Member Schakowsky, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hearing on H.R. 5337, the “Reform of National Security Reviews of Foreign Direct Investments Act.” H…

May 17, 2006

United States
Testimony before Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology

Chairwoman Pryce, Vice Chairwoman Biggert, and Ranking Member Maloney, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hearing on H.R. 5337, the “Reform of National Security Reviews of Foreign D…

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…

March 2, 2017

Venezuela
Options for U.S. Policy in Venezuela

Shannon K. O’Neil testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, addressing the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and proposing U.S. policy options aimed at combatting the political, econ…