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AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean.
Testimony by Jeff M. Smith , March 10, 2016
 

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean. 

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AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman testified before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
February 11, 2016
 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman testified before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

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The Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance
Testimony by Ilan Berman , July 28, 2015
 

Chairman Poe, Chairman Salmon, Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Members Keating, Sherman and Deutch, and distinguished members of the Subcommittees: 

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the strategic partnership between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. That alliance represents one of the most significant, yet overlooked, dimensions of the contemporary challenge posed by both countries. And today, as Congress deliberates the new nuclear agreement struck between Iran and the P5+1, it is a topic that merits renewed attention. 

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The Iran Nuclear Deal and its Impact on Terrorism Financing
Testimony by Ilan Berman , July 22, 2015
 

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

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‎Russian‬ Aggression in Eastern Europe: Where Does ‪Putin‬ Go Next After ‪Ukraine‬, ‪Georgia‬, and ‪Moldova‬?
Testimony by Dr. Stephen Blank , March 4, 2015
 

Ukraine needs military help from abroad in terms of weapons, training, and finances to help sustain its government and economy in the face of Russian aggression. At a conference of the Potomac Institute, US analysts and Ukrainian military leaders reported that the Ukrainian military continues to be severely disadvantaged by not being equipped with a list of the items that are becoming well known to those watching the current situation in eastern Ukraine: secure communications systems; anti-tank guided weapons with tandem warheads; counter-battery radars; UAVs for both reconnaissance and strike missions; and the ability to stream multiple intelligence sources into centralized command centers to get inside the 'decision loop' of the Russian-backed forces.i

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Hamas' Benefactors: A Network of Terror
Testimony by Avi Jorisch , 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. 

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Berman Warns Congress about the Costs of U.S. Disengagement from Latin America
Testimony by Ilan Berman , 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.

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Maritime Sovereignty in the East and South China Seas
Testimony by Jeff M. Smith , January 15, 2014
 

On January 15, 2014, AFPC Director for South Asia Programs Jeff M. Smith testified before the U.S. House of Representatives in a joint hearing held by the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific . 

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Iran's influence in the Americas
Testimony by Ilan Berman , July 9, 2013
 

Testimony by AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman before the the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency regarding Iran's influence in the Americas.

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The Iranian Cyber Threat, Revisited
Testimony by Ilan Berman , March 20, 2013
 

Chairman Meehan, distinguished members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the invitation to appear before you again today. Let me begin by commending the House Homeland Security Committee for its continued leadership on the issue of Iran and cyberwarfare. It is a topic that is of the utmost importance to the safety and security of the United States.

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