Serial No. 116-37: Chinese and Russian Influence in the Middle East, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 9, 2019   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the May 9, 2019 hearing on "Chinese and Russian Influence in the Middle East" held before a Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Theodore E. Deutch: "The expanding regional roles of both Russia and China are of particular importance in light of the Trump administration's national security strategy that prioritizes great power competition. Under this paradigm, rivalry with both China and Russia will become the organizing principle of U.S. foreign policy, yet we continue to see unprincipled China policy and deference to Russia. The administration's announced withdrawal from Syria was a gift to Putin at a time when clear-eyed American leadership is what is clearly needed. The Middle East and North Africa may become an arena of strategic competition to an extent not seen since the early years of the cold war." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jon B. Alterman, Andrew Exum, Christine Wormuth, and Ana Borshchevskaya.

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