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June 20, 2017

United States
Reviewing Congressional Authorizations on Use of Force

John Bellinger testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on June 20, 2017, regarding the intent and statutory limitations of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AU…

March 18, 2004

Congresses and Parliaments
Congressional Testimony: U.S.-Russian Relations

Testimony ofStephen SestanovichCouncil on Foreign Relations/Columbia University Committee on International RelationsU.S. House of Representatives March 18, 2004 Mr. Chairman, I ap…

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 22, 2004

China
Congressional Testimony: China's Environmental Challenges

Statement of Elizabeth C. EconomyC.V. Starr senior fellow and director, Asia studies, Council on Foreign RelationsSubcommittee on Asia and the PacificHouse International Affairs Committee Septe…

October 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Testimony before the Congressional Anti-Terrorist Finance Task Force

Acting Majority Leader Blunt, Congresswoman Kelly, Congresswoman Maloney, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about Saudi Arabia’s role in terrorist financing. As you may know I hav…

February 15, 2018

China
Rising to the China Challenge

In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, Ely Ratner assessed the emerging strategic competition between the United States and China. He argued that it is vital for the United S…

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. November 9, 2017.

May 25, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Congress’s Role in Federal Financial Management: Is it Efficient, Accountable, and Transparent in the way it Appropriates Funds?

Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsSubcommittee on Federal Financial Management,Government Information and International SecurityU.S. SenateChairman Coburn, Ranking Mem…

March 30, 2016

U.S. Foreign Policy
U.S. Rebalance to Asia

In her testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Sheila A. Smith discusses the roles in which the U.S. Congress can play in ensuring strong U.S. presence in the changin…

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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…

April 6, 2016

United States
The Strategic Implications of U.S. Debt

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, CFR President Richard N. Haass discussed the “slow motion crisis” that is growing U.S. debt, as well as its principal causes and its…