Lebanon and Iraq Protests: Insights, Implications, and Objectives for U.S. Policy, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, December 4, 2019 [open pdf - 252KB]
This is the December 4, 2019 hearing "Lebanon and Iraq Protests: Insights, Implications, and Objectives for U.S. Policy" held before the Subcommittee on near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Mitt Romney: "The focus of today's hearing is to assess the implications of the protest movements in Lebanon and Iraq and understand the impact of these on U.S. policy in each of these countries. [...] Both Iraq and Lebanon are geographically significant from a regional security perspective. They also face similar challenges. They are fragile democracies. They have faltering domestic economies, and there are increasing efforts by Iran and Iranian-backed groups to gain greater influence over their respective governments and civil societies. Both countries are currently engaged in protests, with civilians decrying corruption, high unemployment, and what they perceive as Iranian intervention." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joey Hood.
S. Hrg. 116-225; Senate Hearing 116-225
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