News & Events

Latest Congressional Testimonies

Hamas' Benefactors: A Network of Terror
September 9, 2014

Good morning, Chairmen Ros-Lehtinen, Poe, Ranking Members Deutch and Sherman and distinguished members of the subcommittees. My name is Avi Jorisch and I serve as a Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism at the American Foreign Policy Council. I have previously served at the Treasury Department's office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, as a liaison to the Department of Homeland Security and as a consultant for the Department of Defense. I am honored to appear before this distinguished Committee to address a subject of great importance to our country and the world. 

Berman Warns Congress about the Costs of U.S. Disengagement from Latin America
March 25, 2014

On March 25, AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman was one of four experts called before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere to discuss the growing role of external actors in Latin America. In his remarks, Berman focused on the strategic implications of expanding Russian, Iranian and Chinese activity for U.S. strategic interests.


Latest Delegations

AFPC Hosts Dinner with Chinese Envoy to UN
April 28, 2014

On April 28, in a private room in New York City, AFPC hosted a small dinner for China’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi. 

AFPC Hosts Ukrainian General in DC
April 23, 2014

In cooperation with the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, AFPC hosted an April 2014roundtable briefing featuring General Ihor Smeshko, former head of Ukraine’s security service and a past Defense Attaché of Ukraine to the U.S. 


Latest Conferences

AFPC Hosts Capitol Lunch Briefing on the ‘Asia Pivot’
May 14, 2014

On May 14, as part of its ongoing education efforts relating to defense and security, AFPC hosted Dr. Peter Brookes on Capitol Hill for a presentation on the “Security and Defense Dimensions of the Asia Pivot.”

Berman in Turkey
May 14, 2014

In early May, AFPC Vice President Berman traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the 16th annual Global Leadership Forum convened by Bahcesehir University. 

Congressional Staff Flock to AFPC Capitol Hill Space Security and Defense Briefing
April 16, 2014

On April 16, AFPC hosted a luncheon briefing on “space security and defense” for Congressional staff members at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center. 


Latest News

Syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Guyer reviews AFPC's "World Almanac of Islamism"
April 18, 2014

I was lovingly perusing my treasure of books the other day when I came across one I had totally forgotten that I possessed.

It is an old book, with a crackled cover, a broken spine and beautifully drafted pages. It was filed correctly between "Russia" and "Central Asia," which the book is about. Its title is (take a breath!) "Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia."


Latest Media Appearances

AFPC Senior Fellow Lawrence J. Haas interviewed on CNN regarding Israeli/Hamas hostilities in Gaza.
July 31, 2014

AFPC Senior Fellow Lawrence J. Haas interviewed on CNN regarding Israeli/Hamas hostilities in Gaza. 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Wall Street Journal regarding sanctions against Russia.
July 30, 2014

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Wall Street Journal regarding sanctions against Russia.

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America regarding Russian policy in Ukraine.
July 30, 2014

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed by the Voice of America regarding Russian policy in Ukraine. 


Latest Other Events

AFPC Senior Fellow Calls for U.S. Support in Moldova, Ukraine
May 6, 2014

On May 6, the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (colloquially known as the Helsinki Commission) held an official briefing on the subject of Moldova. Panelists at the Congressional event included AFPC Senior Fellow for Russia Stephen Blank, as well as Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova Eugen Carpov and Eurasian nationalities expert Paul Goble.