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May 16, 2018

Military Operations
Authorizing the Use of Military Force: S.J. Res. 59

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed S.J. Res. 59, "Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018."

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

December 13, 2017

Military Operations
The Use of Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John B. Bellinger III assessed the domestic and international laws governing the authorization for use of military force.

U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand. February 16, 2018.

March 14, 2013

United States
Measuring the Effectiveness of Border Enforcement

Edward Alden testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on how Congress and the Obama administration can use data to improve the effectiveness o…

May 17, 2012

United States
Moving Forward on Visa Policy

In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Edward Alden argues that the United States needs a broader package of legislation that includes expanding the Visa Waiver Program and encour…

May 11, 2011

United States
The Secure Visas Act

Edward Alden testifies before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. He warns that unnecessary visa delays damage the United States' reputation as a country that champions f…

March 25, 2010

United States
Visa Overstay Tracking - Progress and Pitfalls

Edward Alden testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the obstacles preventing the U.S. government from accurately identifying those who come lawfully to the United States but t…

February 27, 2013

United States
Drones and the War on Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?

John B. Bellinger III testifies before the House Committee on the Judiciary on the legal and policy issues that stem from the use of lethal force by the U.S. government against American citizens abro…

July 27, 2011

International Law
Fulfilling Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad

John B. Bellinger III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the practical benefits that enactment of the Consular Notification Compliance Act of 2011 will have for Americans who are de…

May 17, 2007

Russia
Russian-American Relations: Problems and Prospects

Prepared Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs CommitteeMr. Chairman, I appreciate the invitation to discuss Russia and Russian-American relations with you and your colleagues at today’s very ti…

March 27, 2007

Trade
US Trade Policy: The China Question

Let me begin by saying how honored I am to have been invited to appear before your Committee, Senator Baucus. I have long been familiar with the leadership you have provided on trade issues in the Se…