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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.

January 25, 2018

China
Geostrategic and Military Drivers and Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Ely Ratner assessed the geostrategic drivers and implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He recommended sit…

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China. May 15, 2017.

October 25, 2017

Iran
The President’s Iran Decision: Next Steps

Philip H. Gordon testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, discussing President Trump's decision to decertify the Joi…

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…

April 6, 2016

United States
The Strategic Implications of U.S. Debt

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, CFR President Richard N. Haass discussed the “slow motion crisis” that is growing U.S. debt, as well as its principal causes and its…

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 4, 2015

Iran
On the Iran Nuclear Agreement and its Consequences

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzes the nuclear deal with Iran and suggests that any vote by Congress to approve the pact should be li…

July 17, 2007

Iraq
U.S. and Iraqi Conceptions of Reconciliation

The Interim Report The interim surge report underscores the chasm that separates US and Iraqi conceptions of reconciliation. For Americans, reconciliation signifies a bargaining process through whic…

July 17, 2007

Democracy
Democracy in Africa

Democracy in Africa Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me to testify on this most important subject, the development of democracy in Africa. This hearing is timely, becaus…