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  • US Policy Options in North Korea
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    U.S. Policy Options in North Korea

    Witnesses testified about U.S. policy toward North Korea. Among the topics they addressed were recent missile tests by North Korea, weapons development programs, the status of six-party…

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  • Combating Child Hunger
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    Combating Child Hunger

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on new United Nations initiatives to combat hunger and malnutrition among children. Witnesses testified about the scope of child hunger…

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  • Command Transition in Afghanistan
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    Command Transition in Afghanistan

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on “From Coalition to ISAF Command in Afghanistan: The Purpose and Impact of the Transition.” Witnesses testified about security challenges…

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  • Irans Nuclear Program
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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on policy toward Iran in responses to its nuclear development and enrichment programs. In his opening remarks Senator Lugar said he opposed…

    212 views
  • Peace Corps Director Nomination Hearing
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    Peace Corps Director Nomination Hearing

    Acting Chairman Coleman presided over a hearing on the nomination of Ronald Allen Tschetter to be director of the Peace Corps. Mr. Tschetter testified about his experience working with the…

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  • Extradition Treaty and Ambassadorial Nominations
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    Extradition Treaty and Ambassadorial Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a business meeting, in part, to vote on ambassadorial nominations. Six nominations were approved by voice vote. The nominations included John C.…

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  • USUK Extradition Treaty
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    U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the extradition treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. The U.K. has already enacted the terms of the treaty, which…

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  • UN Ambassador Nomination Hearing
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    U.N. Ambassador Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to discuss issues surrounding the nomination of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and vote on reporting the nomination to the full…

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  • UN Ambassador ReNomination Hearing
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    U.N. Ambassador Re-Nomination Hearing

    Ambassador Bolton testified about his nomination as the administration’s ambassador to the United Nations. He had held the position through a recess appointment since August 2005. Among the…

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  • Islam and the West
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    Islam and the West

    Witnesses testified about relations between the U.S. and Arab countries, public opinion of U.S. foreign policy by the Muslim world, public diplomacy efforts by U.S. officials, and the…

    284 views
  • Iraqi Government Operations
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    Iraqi Government Operations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the future of the Iraqi government and progress in political measures taken by the government, reconstruction and infrastructure…

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  • Dependence on Foreign Oil
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    Dependence on Foreign Oil

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan testified about the dependence of the United States on imported oil and the economic risks it poses. He talked about oil supplies, increased global…

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  • US Counterterrorism Efforts
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    U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

    Witnesses testified about developing future strategies to fight terrorism, the nature of the international terrorist threat, the use public diplomacy to sway opinion, and challenges in…

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  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    This is only a portion of a longer hearing. The committee met to review the United States policy toward Iran. After opening statements the committee recessed for voting before hearing the…

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  • Impact of Palestinian Elections
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    Impact of Palestinian Elections

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the Middle East and the outcome of the Palestinian elections. Witnesses testified about the potential impact of Hamas' control of the…

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  • Fiscal Year 2007 State Department Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2007 State Department Budget

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 State Department budget. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified about a number of funding requests…

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  • Senate Tax Cut Extensions
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    Senate Tax Cut Extensions

    Mr. Ritterpusch spoke about congressional consideration of tax legislation and Senate proposals to extend tax cuts permanently.

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  • International Climate Change Issues
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    International Climate Change Issues

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation incorporating a clean technology solution for a U.S.-international climate change approach. Among the topics they addressed were trade…

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  • United Nations Deputy Ambassador Nomination
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    United Nations Deputy Ambassador Nomination

    Senator Sununu presided over a confirmation hearing on the nomination Alejandro Daniel Wolff as U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations. The nominee had served as deputy chief of…

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  • Proposals to Restructure the United Nations
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    Proposals to Restructure the United Nations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the prospects for United Nations reform. They discussed options for effective restructuring that would improve transparency,…

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