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    State Department Management and Budget

    In the wake of the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, witnesses testified about security problems at State Department facilities and the costs of upgrading security at those…

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    United Nations Weapons Inspections in Iraq

    Mr. Ritter answered questions concerning U.S. policy towards Iraq and his recent resignation from UNSCOM. He accused the Clinton Administration of undermining its own policy of Iraqi…

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    International Criminal Court Establishment

    Committee members questioned Ambassador Sheffer and Mr. Bolton on the creation of the International Criminal Court. They spoke out against the court and its potential relationship with the…

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    Asian Financial Developments

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Mr. Summers about the economic situation in Asia. He talked about his recent trip to Asia and his participation in the Tokyo meeting of finance deputies…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    Senators heard testimony about U.S.-China relations. Mr. Roth testified about the Clinton administration’s “Engagement” policy, and the results of that policy, including the Chinese role in promoting…

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    Nuclear Testing in Pakistan

    Mr. Inderfurth testified about measures taken by the administration to halt further testing by Pakistan and India, and to bolster the stability of the region. Mr. Schneider talked about the failure of…

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    Situation in Indonesia

    Subcommittee members heard from State Department officials on the student uprising in Indonesia. Mr. Roth talked about the economic problems and underlying reasons for the turmoil and what…

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    Nuclear Testing in India

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from experts on the region concerning the recent nuclear testing that has occurred in India. The subcommittee will examine the effect the testing will…

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    Iraqi Internal Politics

    Committee members heard testimony from foreign policy experts and a leader of anti-Hussein opposition in Iraq on whether Hussein can be overthrown. Mr. Chalabi testified about his new plans for…

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    NATO Expansion and Iraq

    Committee members heard testimony regarding the impact that the recent agreement between the United Nations and Iraq will have on the expansion of NATO. The president’s defense team…

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    Foreign Policy Overview and Budget Proposal

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Albright regarding the current situation with Iraq, and reviewed her recent trip to Europe and the Middle East to discuss the situation with…

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    Kyoto Global Climate Change Agreement

    Committee members heard testimony reviewing the Kyoto Global Climate Change Agreement. The pact was signed by the leaders of over 150 nations. Undersecretary Eizenstat talked about the…

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    U.S.-China Summit

    After their meeting, senators and Chinese dissidents talked briefly with reporters. They stressed the need for an end to human rights abuses in China and for a stronger U.S. policy to help…

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    NATO Expansion

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Albright concerning the administration’s support for NATO expansion to include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. She testified about…

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    William Weld Nomination

    Committee members met to discuss the status of the Weld nomination for the ambassadorship to Mexico. Sen. Helms defined the gathering as a “meeting” rather than a hearing and gave examples…

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    Chemical Weapons Convention Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from Secretary Albright in support of the Chemical Weapons Convention. She said the U.S. needs to sign the convention before it goes into effect on April 29 in…

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    Chemical Weapons Convention Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from three former secretaries of defense concerning their opposition to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which is currently pending ratification by the…

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    The Future of China

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Secretary Lord and others concerning developments in Chinese internal and external policies after the death of Deng Xiaoping. They explored the…

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    Ambassador to Vietnam Confirmation Hearing

    Pete Peterson, former Democratic congressman from Florida, testified as President Clinton’s nominee for ambassador to Vietnam. He said that missing U.S. service personnel in Vietnam would…

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    U.N. Ambassador Confirmation Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from Bill Richardson, a member of the House since 1983 and President Clinton’s United Nations ambassador nominee. Rep. Richardson was supported by Senators…

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