January 23, 2013

CNAS Experts: Questions for Secretary of State Nominee Senator John Kerry

Tomorrow, the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee will take up the nomination of its chair, Senator John
Kerry, D-Mass., to become secretary of state. President Obama has tapped
Senator Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton at a time of great instability
in the Middle East, economic uncertainty at home and abroad, increasing
competition from China and diminishing budgets. In the memo Questions
for Secretary of State Nominee Senator John Kerry
experts Kay King, Senior Advisor and Director of External Relations, and
Jacob Stokes, Research Associate, propose several areas
where senators should probe Senator Kerry's views:

  1. Iran
  2. China
  3. Syria
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Russia and Arms Control
  6. Diplomatic Security
  7. International Affairs Funding

    Download the full memo here.


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Kay King

Director of External

and Senior Advisor

Email: kking@cnas.org

Ph: (202) 457-9408

Sara Conneighton

Director of External Relations

Email: sconneighton@cnas.org

(202) 457-9429