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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…

April 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Congress’s Proposed Guest Worker Program Deeply Flawed, Finds New Council Report

While immigration policy reform is long overdue, the solutions now being considered by Congress are unlikely to solve the problem, says a new Council Special Report. By creating a guest worker scheme…

April 2, 2007

Immigration and Migration
The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration

Overview Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues confronting U.S. policymakers. The rise in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States over the past ten years—from five…

December 12, 2019

Iran
A Conversation With Brian Hook

Brian Hook discusses the future of U.S.-Iran relations and the state of the Iranian economy.

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December 2, 2019

United States
Distinguished Voices Series With Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw discusses his distinguished career in journalism and his experience as a young reporter covering the Watergate story.  The Distinguished Voices Series focuses particular attention on th…

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August 6, 2018

Iran
The Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran: What to Know

The United States has reactivated sanctions against Iran that could trigger the collapse of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

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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 …

December 7, 2015

Syria
Syria: The Need for Diplomacy and De-escalation

Introduction Of all the factors currently tearing the Middle East apart, none is more consequential than the war in Syria.  The war has left some 250,000 Syrians dead, seven million internally dis…

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January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia

The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to deter future attacks,…

August 5, 2015

Iran
Assessing the Nuclear Deal with Iran

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Philip Gordon argues that, while the Iran nuclear agreement is not a perfect deal, it is far better than any realistic alternative and Con…