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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.

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…

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…

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…

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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January 21, 2016

Americas
Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

Shannon K. O’Neil testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, laying out the largely positive trends in Latin America and the benefits for the United States of working more close…

December 16, 2015

Egypt
Egypt: Two Years After Morsi

Steven A. Cook testified before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and argued that although the coup d’état that brought General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to power has not resulted …

August 13, 2015

Iran
Iran and the New Middle East in the Aftermath of the Nuclear Agreement

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ray Takeyh argues that there is precedent for Congress turning down agreements until a better draft is negotiated as in the case of arms c…

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…

August 4, 2015

Iran
On the Iran Nuclear Agreement and its Consequences

In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzes the nuclear deal with Iran and suggests that any vote by Congress to approve the pact should be li…