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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 …

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…

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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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…

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 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…

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February 9, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt, Lebanon, and U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Elliott Abrams testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on recent developments in Egypt and Lebanon and their implications for U.S. policy and allies in the broa…

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…

September 16, 1998

Asia
Testimony by Adam Schwarz Before the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for inviting me to speak today at the hearing on current developments in Indonesia. I am the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in Sou…

May 17, 2018

China
Understanding China’s Military Expansion and Implications for U.S. Policy

On May 17, 2018, Patricia Kim testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on China’s worldwide military expansion. She discussed President Xi Jinping’s efforts to modernize …

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects troops at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, June 30, 2017.