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September 6, 2017

Turkey
Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, discussing the various challenges to the U.S.-Turkey relationship. Takeaways C…

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 …

January 16, 2007

Congresses and Parliaments
Prepared Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the situation in Iraq and in particular on regional and global aspects of current U.S. policy in Iraq. I will not rehearse here today how we got to where w…

September 12, 2006

United States
Priorities for Homeland Security

Statement before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsThank you for the opportunity to address the committee on this vital topic.Just as a preamble, my remarks do not ref…

July 11, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
Challenges within the Muslim World

Testimony by Dr. Rachel BronsonDirector of Middle East StudiesCouncil on Foreign Relations Before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9-11 Commission) …

March 11, 2003

Iraq
Testimony of Eric P. Schwartz Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Tuesday, March 10, 2002 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee: I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify on the critical issue of post-conflict Iraq. I have looked at the…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…