U.S. House of Representatives

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:45
The Russian Far East, a vast territory lying east of Lake Baikal, is a valuable and strategically desirable piece of real estate and a potential focal point of international conflict in northeast Asia.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:41
Future Asia will not look like today’s Asia. Eurasia in ten years -- by 2023 -- is on a trajectory toward Chinese preeminence, and China is now being helped along that trajectory by a strategic alignment with the Russian Federation.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:38
Writing 10 years ago, the head of research at a Moscow bank suggested that China should just buy the Russian Far East because ‘‘if the Earth’s territory were divvied up according to demographic need and by potential for economic development, China would play Pac-Man at the expense of the Russian Far East.’’
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:25
Iran’s perpetual defiance of U.S. and international sanctions, coupled with its propensity for sponsoring international terrorism worldwide, constitutes a recipe for instability and a threat to the security of the U.S. homeland.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:21
The Subcommittee asked me to address several specific issues relating to Iran’s expanding influence in the Western Hemisphere, each of which is complex, and the threat that this influence might present to the U.S. Homeland
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:17
With terrorist threat and tactics becoming more complex and diverse, the project works to foster public discourse, provide expert analysis, and develop proactive policy solutions on how best to respond to emerging challenges.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:14
This research has taken me to 15 countries throughout the Hemisphere on fact-finding trips documenting numerous eyewitness accounts, collecting investigative records of various countries in the region, and analyzing confidential reports produced by sources developed from over a decade of work in Latin America.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:07
To properly grasp the challenge posed by Iran’s activities in the Western Hemisphere, they need to be understood in proper geopolitical context: as part of a larger “peripheral strategy” on the part of the Iranian regime.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 16:56
The authoritarian and undemocratic Chavez regime would do anything to maintain its iron grip over the Venezuelan people and these thugs cringe at the thought of relinquishing power.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 14:52
“While I recognize the importance of the improvements that we have made jointly in the judicial sector, I believe it’s only prudent for the U.S. to continue to seek and push extradition of high value criminals who could provide us insight into the drug trade in our region."