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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…

July 24, 2013

China
China’s Environmental Governance Crisis

The Chinese government has traditionally placed limited value on transparency, and it appears at a loss as to how to manage the calls for greater environmental transparency. Beijing has thus far been…

January 26, 2012

China
China’s Global Quest for Resources and Implications for the United States

China's search for food and land in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, reflects the country's pressing scarcity of water. China's approach has set off alarm bells in the region and the United…

May 7, 2007

United States
A Manageable Risk: Assessing the Security Implications of Liquefied Natural Gas and Recommendations for the Way Forward

Written Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureChairman Cummings, and distinguished members of the Sub…

March 27, 2007

Trade
US Trade Policy: The China Question

Let me begin by saying how honored I am to have been invited to appear before your Committee, Senator Baucus. I have long been familiar with the leadership you have provided on trade issues in the Se…

September 21, 2006

Afghanistan
Still Ours to Lose: Afghanistan on the Brink

Prepared Testimony for the House Committee on International Relations (September 20, 2006) and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (September 21, 2006)“The pyramid of Afghanistan government’s l…

July 27, 2006

Homeland Security
U.S. Efforts to Detect Smuggled Nuclear Weapons

Chairman Kyl, Senator Feinstein, thank you for inviting me to speak with you about U.S. efforts to detect smuggled nuclear weapons. Current programs to enhance detection of smuggled nuclear weapons a…

July 18, 2006

India
The India Nuclear Deal: Implications for Global Climate Change (Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)

IntroductionThe debate over the India nuclear deal has been too one-dimensional. Nearly all commentary has focused on whether this proposal would undermine efforts to contain the proliferation of nuc…

March 9, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Continued Vulnerability of the Global Maritime Transportation System

Written Testimony before a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives on “Foreign O…

July 21, 2005

China
China's Rising Role in Africa

Presentation to the US-China Commission July 21, 2005 By Princeton Lyman, Director of Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations China has had a long involvement with Africa, going back to…