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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…

September 22, 2020

Human Rights
Human Rights and Democracy in South Asia

Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, on human rights …

March 4, 2014

Asia
U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

In her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Sheila A. Smith discusses the strategic importance of the United States' relationship with Japan a…

USkoreaJapan

July 26, 2005

China
Law in Political Transitions: Lessons from East Asia and the Road Ahead for China

Room 419 of the Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWritten Statement of Jerome A. CohenCHINA’S LEGAL SYSTEM IN TRANSITIONSenator Hagel and other distinguished members of the Commission and staff: I am ple…

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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September 14, 2006

Religion
Is there a Clash of Civilizations? Islam, Democracy, and U.S.-Middle East Policy

Subcommittee on Middle East, House International Relations CommitteeI would like to thank the members of the committee for the opportunity to speak on this vital topic.I will concentrate on some of t…

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…

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…

August 13, 2015

Iran
Iran and the New Middle East in the Aftermath of the Nuclear Agreement

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ray Takeyh argues that there is precedent for Congress turning down agreements until a better draft is negotiated as in the case of arms c…