News & Events

Latest Congressional Testimonies

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean.
March 10, 2016

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith testified before U.S.-China Commission regarding China in the Indian Ocean. 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman testified before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
February 11, 2016

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman testified before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.


Latest Delegations

AFPC Hosts Ukraine
February 29, 2016

On February 29, First Deputy Speaker of the Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) Andriy Parubiy met with a small group of senior AFPC specialists on Ukraine and Russia led by former Under Secretary of State (and AFPC Advisory Board member) Robert Joseph and AFPC President Herman Pirchner, Jr. 


Latest Conferences

Xi in Command: Chinese Reforms and Regional Responses
April 18, 2016

 The American Foreign Policy Council invites you to a panel on:

 
Xi in Command: Chinese Reforms and Regional Responses
April 18 | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Senate Dirksen Building Room SD- G50
 

CONFERENCE SUMMARY Iran After The Nuclear Deal
April 4, 2016

On April 4th, 2016, the American Foreign Policy Council sponsored a Capitol Hill conference to examine the changing nature of Iranian behavior in the wake of last summer's nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), and its implications for American policy and U.S. strategic interests. Speakers at the event included: Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; AFPC Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies Andrew Peek; Dr. Matthew Kroenig, an associate professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, and; Dr. Samantha Ravich, former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. A rapporteur/s summary of their remarks, as well as their subsequent policy recommendations, follows: 


Iran After the Nuclear Deal
April 4, 2016

The American Foreign Policy Council invites you to a panel on:

 
Iran After the Nuclear Deal
April 4 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Russell Senate Office Building Room 385
 


Latest Press Releases

CONFERENCE SUMMARY The ISIS Scorecard: Assessing the State of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy
November 12, 2015

On November 12th, 2015, the American Foreign Policy Council sponsored a Capitol Hill conference to examine current U.S. strategy toward the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS). 


Latest News

AFPC Fellow in Middle Eastern Affairs Andrew Peek on Fox Business' "Varney & Co."
January 26, 2016

AFPC Fellow in Middle Eastern Affairs Andrew Peek on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman cited in NEWSMAX
January 11, 2016

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman cited in NEWSMAX regarding the threat from North Korea

 

AFPC Senior Fellow for Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia E. Wayne Merry featured in new book, "Roots of Russia's War in Ukraine"
December 21, 2015

 

From Columbia University Press' website:

 

In February 2014, Russia initiated a war in Ukraine, its reasons for aggression unclear. Each of this volume's authors offers a distinct interpretation of Russia's motivations, untangling the social, historical, and political factors that created this war and continually reignite its tensions.

 


Latest Media Appearances

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed on SiriusXM
March 14, 2016

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith cited by the New York Times
March 11, 2016

AFPC Director of Asian Security Programs Jeff Smith cited by the New York Times

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio
March 11, 2016

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio 


Latest Other Events

E. Wayne Merry Book Talk: "Roots of Russia's war in Ukraine"
March 10, 2016

In February 2014, Russia initiated a war in Ukraine, its reasons for aggression unclear. Each of this volume's authors offers a distinct interpretation of Russia's motivations, untangling the social, historical, and political factors that created this war and continually reignite its tensions.

AFPC Hosts Inaugural Capitol Hill Debate Series
February 29, 2016

On February 29, AFPC hosted a very lively two-panel debate series on Capitol Hill. Titled “The Executive Branch vs. Congressional Prerogatives in National Security Decisions,” the debate witnessed a substantive discussion among senior experts and former high-ranking government officials. 

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman delivered a presentation before the White Canvas/Threat Knowledge Group conference
January 29, 2016

AFPC Vice President Ilan Berman delivered a presentation before the White Canvas/Threat Knowledge Group conference