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September 16, 1998

Middle East and North Africa
Testimony of Henry Siegman Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Introduction The Issue of Security Palestinian Responsibility Hollow Diplomacy A New Framework for the Peace Process The Reciprocity Debate Imposing U.S. Views on Israe…

September 16, 1998

Trade
Sanctions Against Rogue States: Do They Work?

(May 22, 1998) - The Council on Foreign Relations’ Great Debate on Sanctions Against Rogue States will air on UCSD-TV, a non-commercial television station broadcasting from the La Jolla campus of th…

June 1, 1998

Sanctions
Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy

Read an excerpt of Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy. "Sanctions don't work" is an often-heard refrain. The reality, though, is more complex. Sanctions—mostly economic but also political a…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

Mr. Chairman, thank you for this invitation, and thank you for your continuing work to focus attention on Afghanistan. I have brought a written submission for the record providing background in…

June 1, 1999

Politics and Government
Transatlantic Tensions

Americans and Europeans are divided by more than an ocean when it comes to designing and carrying out policies toward countries that repress human rights, develop weapons of mass destruction, and/or …

February 15, 2000

Pakistan
International Relations of an Islamist Movement

Overview There is much written about the impact of Islamist forces on international politics. Comparatively little is known about how Islamist forces conceive of the international arena, understan…

February 15, 2000

Lebanon
Hizballah of Lebanon

Overview At first glance, Hizballah's position on the State Department's list of groups that sponsor terrorism would seem to be secure.1 This is not hard to understand, because since the early 198…

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February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
U.S. Policy Toward Islamism

Overview For policymakers, Islamism, Islamist states, and Islamist movements pose a set of awkward and unusual problems. By default as well as by design, the U.S. government, and especially its na…

June 1, 2000

Political History and Theory
Honey and Vinegar

Buttressed by input from scholars, diplomats, and observers with an intimate knowledge of U.S. foreign policy, Honey and Vinegar examines "engagement"—strategies that primarily involve the use of pos…