- "Halting the Descent: U.S. Policy Toward a Deteriorating Situation in Iraq"
Professor Colin Kahl testifies before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on the ongoing instability in Iraq and the ways in which the United States can try to ameliorate political and security challenges there.
- "Iran, Hezbollah and the Threat to the Homeland"
Professor Colin Kahl testifies before the the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee on the relationship between Iran and Hezbollah, the threat they pose to the United States, and what considerations must be taken into account when addressing these threats.
Professor Christine Fair testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Investigations Sub-Committee on the topic of Balochistan.
- "2014 and Beyond: U.S. Policy Towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, Part I"
Professor Christine Fair testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, on the topic of projected future U.S. policy in the AfPak region. "In short, the United States must engage where it can, with clear thinking about the nature of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship and an honest assessment of whether the terrorists Pakistan is helping the United States to eliminate are more important than the terrorists they continue to nurture," concludes Dr. Fair. "The United States cannot afford to walk away even it can’t afford to stay engaged as it has been."
- "Denying Terrorist Safe Havens: Homeland Security Efforts to Counter Threats from Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia"
Professor Daniel Byman testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management. Prof. Byman lays out his analysis of the threat from al-Qaida and the actions being taken - and not taken - to counter it. He contends that "it is difficult to separate 'over there' from 'here'" and calls for an approach that recognizes the close connections between domestic developments and events abroad.
- "Denying Safe Havens: Homeland Security’s Efforts to Counter Threats from Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia"
Director Bruce Hoffman testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management. He highlights that "rather than the single, monolithic, entity of a decade ago, today there are several al Qaedas, not just one: each of which has different capabilities and presents different, often unique, challenges." As a result, in his view, "countermeasures have to be tailored to the specific conditions and realities" of each group in order to be effective.
- "Future of al-Qaeda"
Director Bruce Hoffman and Adjunct Professor Seth Jones testify before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Describing the continuing decentralization of the jihadist movement, Prof. Hoffman proposed that "in many respects, independent groups don’t matter any longer." Prof. Jones reiterated that al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula remain the greatest threats to the United States.
- "Terrorism and Civil War in South Asia"
Director of Studies Paul Pillar testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on terrorism in the South Asian context. He describes the deep level of complexity found in that environment and the implications of the interaction between different variables, while also noting that "virtual space is more important than physical space in planning and coordinating terrorist operations."
- "Lashkar-e-Taiba beyond Bin Laden: Enduring Challenges for the Region and the International Community"
Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Professor Christine Fair describes the history, current status, and implications of Lashkar-e-Taiba as a powerful militant presence in Pakistan. She states that "there are means of containing the threats that Pakistan pose even if containing the country is impossible," while also arguing that "the United States should make every effort to intensify and expand engagement after the demise of Bin Laden."
- "Professor Examines Gadhafi's Violent Regime"
Professor Daniel Byman sits for an interview on the past, present, and future of Libya.
- "Internet Terrorist Recruitment and Tradecraft: How Can We Address an Evolving Tool While Protecting Free Speech?"
Professor Bruce Hoffman testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment.
- "U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Planning and Accountability"
Assistant Professor Christine Fair testifies before the the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs on the “securitization” of aid to Pakistan and its implications.
- "The Evolving Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland"
Paul Pillar's testimony: "The Evolving Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland," before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives.
- "The U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan: Impacts upon U.S. Interests in Pakistan"
- Testimony presented before the United States House of Representatives, Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on November 5, 2009.
- "The Afghan Elections: Who Lost What?"
- SSP Assistant Professor Fair testifies before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the elections in Afghanistan.
- "Counterterrorism and Stability in Afghanistan"
- Professor Pillar testifies to the House Armed Services Committee on the war in Afghanistan.
- "The F-22 Project In Retrospect"
- Professor Watts assesses the F-22 Program.
- "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding a Complex Threat EnvironmentAfghanistan and Pakistan: Understanding a Complex Threat Environment"
Paul Pillar provides testimony to the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- "Recommendation for the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism"
Dr. Byman, CSS Director, gives testimony on terrorist acquisition of WMDs and recommendations for countering this threat.
- "The Capablility of Emergency Depts and Emergency Medical Systems in the U.S. to Respond to Mass Casualty Events Resulting from Terrorist Attacks"
SSP Core Faculty testifies on "The Capablility of Emergency Depts and Emergency Medical Systems in the U.S. to Respond to Mass Casualty Events Resulting from Terrorist Attacks" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
- "Six Years Later: Innovative Approaches to Defeating Al Qaeda"
CSS Director, Daniel Byman, testified on innovative approaches to defeating Al Qaeda before the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.
- "Extraordinary Rendition, Extraterritorial Detention, and Treatment of Detainees: Restoring Our Moral Credibility and Strengthening Our Diplomatic Standing"
CSS Director Daniel Byman testifies at a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Extraordinary Rendition, Extraterritorial Detention, and Treatment of Detainees.
- "Afghanistan and Iraq"
- SSP student Nancy Youssef on NPR's Diane Rehm show