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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.

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.

June 7, 2013

Global
Grading States For Not Degrading People: Human Trafficking Assessments

Ambassador Mark P. Lagon's testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee of Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations dis…

September 30, 2010

United States
U.S. Spotlight on Human Trafficking: Taking Stock of What Has Worked

Mark Lagon testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on human trafficking. He offers recommendations on four areas for action by the United States.

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 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…

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 …

October 7, 2015

Russia
Has Russia Gone Rogue?

In his Senate testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, CFR's Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies Stephen Sestanovich argued that the United States should challenge responsible Rus…

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…

November 19, 2014

Hong Kong
The Umbrella Movement: A Pivotal Moment for Democracy in Hong Kong

Testifying before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Mark P. Lagon argues that democracy in Hong Kong is reaching a pivotal moment and the United States and other nations must join in s…