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December 3, 2020

Americas
The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Charting a New Path Forward

The increasingly complex threat of drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy. We need smarter international policies within an interagency effort l…

Packs of marijuana, weapons and other scales are displayed after an operation against drug hitmen by Mexican soldiers at a ranch near the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, some 100 km away from Monterrey April 27, 2010.

January 14, 2020

Iran
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U…

U.S.-Iran relations

November 13, 2019

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Democracy and the NATO Alliance: Upholding Our Shared Democratic Values

In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Matthias Matthijs assessed the role the United States, European Union, and NATO have played in the democratic backsliding of Poland, Hu…

May 14, 2004

Education
A Pre-Emption Policy on Universal Basic Education

Testimony ofGene B. SperlingSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign RelationsDirector, Center for Universal Education Submitted May 14, 2004House Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Foreign Op…

September 20, 2006

International Law
Human Rights and the Rule of Law in China

Prepared Testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaSenator Hagel and Other Distinguished Members of this Commission,All of us who focus on China’s progress, problems and prospec…

June 19, 2002

Transnational Crime
The Potential Impact of Homeland Security Reorganization on Federal Law Enforcement Activities

Statement of Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D. Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.) Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Council on Foreign Relations sflynn@…

March 2, 2017

Global
Cyber Strategy and Policy: International Law Dimensions

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 2, 2017, Matthew C. Waxman addressed some of the international law questions most relevant to cyber threats and U.S. strategy and made…

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…

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 14, 2012

Treaties and Agreements
The Law of the Sea Convention

In his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John Bellinger argues that the Law of the Sea Convention is beneficial to the United States military, especially durin…