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December 2, 2020

Syria
Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls in the Middle East: An Analysis of Current Trends and U.S. Policy

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, CFR adjunct senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on  Middle East, North Africa, and International Te…

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…

June 15, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa
Impact of COVID-19 on Sub-Saharan Africa

Michelle Gavin, CFR senior fellow for Africa studies, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Sub-Saharan Africa.. The written testimony can be…

April 1, 2004

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Terrorist Threat in Africa

Testimony before the House Committee on International RelationsSubcommittee on AfricaHearing on “Fighting Terrorism in Africa” By Princeton N. LymanRalph Bunche Senior Fellow and…

July 21, 2005

China
China's Rising Role in Africa

Presentation to the US-China Commission July 21, 2005 By Princeton Lyman, Director of Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations China has had a long involvement with Africa, going back to…

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 …

January 20, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Strategy and Policy in the Middle East

Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip H. Gordon argues that the Middle East today is going through a period of powerful, tectonic change that the United States did not create and cannot …

March 25, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
United States Middle East Policy

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Ray Takeyh argues that the United States must find a way to impose limits on Iran's nuclear ambitions through negotiations, while restr…

March 24, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa
An Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa

Testimony on an Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa

July 16, 2014

Iran
Iran’s Destabilizing Role in the Middle East

In his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ray Takeyh argues that in order to successfully combat Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East, the United States must be an act…