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    Weapons Technology Transfer from Russia to Iran

    State Department officials testified about a 1995 agreement approved by Vice President Gore and then Prime Minister Chernomyrdin allowing sales of Russian conventional weapons to Iran…

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    Slavery Throughout the World

    Witnesses testified about the extent to which slavery remains in existence in various parts of the globe. They focused on how children were affected by poverty, war and famine, and how…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Secretary Albright testified about the direction and goals of U.S. foreign policy at the end of the Clinton administration. Among the topics she addressed were recent elections in…

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    Critical Issues Before the United Nations

    Senators and United Nations Security Council members discussed reform at the United Nations and how to pursue peacekeeping missions. Several members said that while the U.S. was…

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    East Asian Hotspots

    Senators heard testimony on potential hotspots in East Asia, including China, Japan, Indonesia and Korea. The committee considered economic, political, and strategic opportunities…

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    Russian Espionage at the State Department

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony about Russian intelligence activities directed at the Department of State, including the bugging of a conference room in 1999.

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    State Department Budget

    Secretary Albright testified about a variety of funding and foreign policy priorities. She also talked about the Russian war in Chechnya and about efforts to build an anti-missile…

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    U.S. Participation in the United Nations

    In a rare meeting outside of Washington, DC, committee members heard testimony about forthcoming reform at the United Nations and about the U.S. debt to the U.N. During his testimony…

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    Ambassador to New Zealand Confirmation Hearing

    Senator Durbin introduced Senator Moseley-Braun as the nominee for ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun testified regarding her qualifications for…

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    The Asian Economic Crisis

    Witnesses testified regarding lessons learned from the Asian economic crisis and the actions of the International Monetary Fund in resolving the crisis. They focused on the need for…

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    The United Nations and U.S. Interests

    Ambassador Holbrooke testified about the U.S. agenda in the United Nations. Among the issues he addressed were paying the U.S. debt to the UN, peacekeeping efforts around the world,…

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    Threat of Extremist Movements to the U.S.

    Witnesses testified about potential terrorist threats to the U.S. and ways to combat terrorism by small groups with international ties. Among the issues discussed were which groups…

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    Ambassador Confirmation Hearing

    Following his introduction by Senators Gramm, Feinstein, Boxer and Harkin, the committee questioned Mr. Manatt on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the Dominican…

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    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation

    Ambassador Walker testified regarding his qualifications for the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Secretary Indyk testified regarding his…

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    U.S. Ambassador to China Confirmation

    Admiral Prueher testified about his nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to China. He said that he would work to advance human rights concerns with Chinese leaders and that he would…

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    Situation in Pakistan

    Secretary Inderfurth testified regarding the military coup in Pakistan. He focused on the U.S. response to the coup, and the prompt return of civilian rule. He also talked about…

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    U.S. Policy Towards North Korea

    Witnesses testified about the current relationship between the United States and North Korea. Mr. Perry outlined the U.S. concerns regarding North Korea’s long range…

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    Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the merits of ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Among the issues discussed were the ability to verify low-level nuclear testing by other countries,…

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    Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Part 1

    Witnesses testified about the merits of ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Among the issues addressed were the ability of the U.S. to verify low-level nuclear testing, the…

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    Civil Conflict in Colombia

    Witnesses testified about the conflict in Columbia between the government and rebel bands backed by the drug cartels. Among the issues they discussed were the number of people…

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