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January 1, 1997

China
Shaping U.S.-China Relations

Overview The rise of China in world affairs is a major feature of our era. An increasingly contentious debate has erupted in the United States over how to respond to this development. Figuring out…

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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…

February 17, 2000

Asia
The Perils of Being No.1

Overview The cumulative impact of U.S. global and regional policies and behavior, a broad regional trend of emerging, multi-faceted national self-assertiveness, and regional economic dynamics add …

September 8, 2000

United States
National Missile Defense: Test Failure and Technology Development

September 8, 2000—Mr. Chairman, members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the critical issue of National Missile Defense (NMD) technology develop…

November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

July 22, 2002

United States
How Does U.S. Use Its Power?

From: SHOW: DIPLOMATIC LICENSE 04:00 AM Eastern Standard TimeUNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you ask Americans do you want America to rule the world, their answer is going to be no.UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We must n…

July 8, 2002

United States
Walter Russell Mead Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

President Bush entered the Oval Office in January last year with a briefcase full of campaign IOUs centering on domestic issues and little interest in international affairs. The attacks of September …

August 5, 2002

Iraq
Testimony by Morton H. Halperin on Iraq

Statement of Morton H. Halperin Senior Fellow Council on Foreign Relations before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Mr. Chairman, It …

July 31, 2002

Iraq
Testimony by Richard Butler on Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Statement at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, D.C. July 31, 2002 Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction Ambassador Richard Butler Former Executive Chairman o…

May 21, 2002

Cuba
Council Fellow Julia Sweig Debunks the Mythology Surrounding the Birth of the Cuban Revolution

  Inside the Cuban Revolution Council Fellow Julia Sweig Debunks the Mythology Surrounding the Birth of the Cuban Revolution   Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9…