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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…

February 2, 2015

Americas
The Strategic Importance of North America to U.S. Interests

In her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Shannon O’Neil argues that the United States should make North America a priority and work towards further st…

November 19, 2014

Iraq
Next Steps for U.S. Foreign Policy on Syria and Iraq

Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams details the United States' goals in Iraq and Syria: to alleviate the hu…

September 9, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas’ Benefactors: A Network of Terror

The ties between American allies and Hamas—a terrorist organization—contribute to instability and violence, CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittees …

July 29, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
A Strategy for Defeating ISIS in Syria and Iraq

In his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Max Boot advocates for a prudent and limited deployment of American trainers, special operators, air controllers and intelligence agents to…

March 4, 2014

Asia
U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

In her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Sheila A. Smith discusses the strategic importance of the United States' relationship with Japan a…

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October 29, 2013

Afghanistan
War Termination in Afghanistan

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa & Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Biddle argues that short term success …

February 26, 2013

Egypt
Demonstrations in Tahrir Square: Two Years Later, What Has Changed?

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Elliott Abrams argues that the timing, conditionality and composition of U.S. aid to …

May 10, 2012

Security Alliances
NATO: Chicago and Beyond

Charles A. Kupchan testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and what's at stake in the upcoming Chicago summit.

April 18, 2012

North Korea
North Korea’s Missiles, Nukes, and False Promises: How to Respond?

In his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Scott Snyder argues that the United States should redouble its efforts to shape North Korea's strategic environment rather than try to ide…