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March 25, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
United States Middle East Policy

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Ray Takeyh argues that the United States must find a way to impose limits on Iran's nuclear ambitions through negotiations, while restr…

January 20, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Strategy and Policy in the Middle East

Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip H. Gordon argues that the Middle East today is going through a period of powerful, tectonic change that the United States did not create and cannot …

July 16, 2014

Iran
Iran’s Destabilizing Role in the Middle East

In his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ray Takeyh argues that in order to successfully combat Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East, the United States must be an act…

June 21, 2018

China
Chinese Perceptions on Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation

On June 21, 2018, Patricia Kim testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. She discussed China’s nuclear doctrine, which has traditionally focus…

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy soldiers on their armored vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.

February 9, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt, Lebanon, and U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Elliott Abrams testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on recent developments in Egypt and Lebanon and their implications for U.S. policy and allies in the broa…

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.

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…

March 21, 2018

Lebanon
What's Next for Lebanon? Stability and Security Challenges

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Elliott Abrams testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Near East, South and Central Asian Affairs and Counterterrorism. His testimony can be viewed by clicking …

February 15, 2018

China
Rising to the China Challenge

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, Ely Ratner assessed the emerging strategic competition between the United States and China. He argued that it is vital for the United S…

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. November 9, 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.