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June 6, 2021

Immigration and Migration
Corruption Endemic in Central America and Mexico

Corruption in Central America has become pervasive, insidious, and systematic. And, as much as any other factor, it spurs migration. The United States should partner with non-governmental organizatio…

March 18, 2021

Coronavirus
A Year Out: Addressing International Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Thomas J. Bollyky provides an overview of current engagement of the United States and its allies in addressing …

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

March 24, 2021

Asia
U.S. Policy toward the Indo-Pacific: The Case for a Comprehensive Approach

Chairman Bera, Ranking Member Chabot, thank you for this opportunity to provide thoughts on America’s way forward in the Indo-Pacific. As always, I am speaking in my personal capacity as the Council …

The opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. March 18, 2021.

March 23, 2021

International Law
Reforming the War Powers Resolution for the 21st Century

John B. Bellinger III, CFR adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law, testified before the House Committee on Rules, on congressional and presidential war powers. The written …

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…

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 2, 2020

Syria
Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls in the Middle East: An Analysis of Current Trends and U.S. Policy

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, CFR adjunct senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on  Middle East, North Africa, and International Te…

November 1, 2020

Afghanistan
Evaluating the U.S. Military Contribution in Afghanistan

Stephen Biddle testified before the Armed Services Committee in the United States House of Representatives. His statement evaluated the U.S. military contribution in Afghanistan. 

October 4, 2001

Intelligence
Testimony of Dr. Morton H. Halperin Before The United States Senate Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Dr. Morton H. Halperin Senior Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations, and Chair, Advisory Board, Center for National Security Studies Before The United States…