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December 3, 2020

Americas
The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Charting a New Path Forward

The increasingly complex threat of drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy. We need smarter international policies within an interagency effort l…

Packs of marijuana, weapons and other scales are displayed after an operation against drug hitmen by Mexican soldiers at a ranch near the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, some 100 km away from Monterrey April 27, 2010.

December 1, 2020

Coronavirus
Improving the International Response to the Humanitarian Consequences of COVID-19

In his testimony before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Thomas J. Bollyky argues that the novel coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating…

July 29, 2020

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The United States Needs a Reformed WTO Now

Jennifer Hillman, CFR senior fellow for trade and international political economy, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. She analyzed the current state of the World Trade Organizatio…

World Trade Organization

September 14, 2011

Israel
Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority

With the upcoming vote at the United Nations on Palestinian statehood, Elliott Abrams urges Congress to reexamine the U.S. aid program to the Palestinian Authority in his testimony before the House…

April 27, 2017

Egypt
United States Assistance for Egypt

Elliott Abrams testified before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. He gave his assessment of the security side of the …

April 25, 2017

Egypt
United States Assistance for Egypt

Elliott Abrams testified before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. He gave his assessment of the security side of the …

January 14, 2020

Iran
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U…

U.S.-Iran relations

November 13, 2019

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Democracy and the NATO Alliance: Upholding Our Shared Democratic Values

In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Matthias Matthijs assessed the role the United States, European Union, and NATO have played in the democratic backsliding of Poland, Hu…

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…

September 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, CFR President Richard N. Haass argued that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) continues to have substantial value to the …

Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance