• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantDemocracy and Governance

    Congressional Update – Week Ending November 10, 2017

    Nov 10, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress debates defense authorization and foreign surveillance legislation; multiple committee hearings examine counterterrorism and democracy in the Middle E…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranProtests and Activism

    Congressional Update – Week Ending November 3, 2017

    Senators debate amending INARA and grill Tillerson, Mattis on AUMF; State Department approves foreign military sales; ACLU highlights legal implications for an…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 27, 2017

    Oct 27, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress moves to counter Iran and Hezbollah; administration officials visit the Middle East; Supreme Court dismisses second travel ban challenge.

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 20, 2017

    Oct 20, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) Legislation. This week, with the House of Representatives on recess and the Senate preoccupied with passing its version of a budget resolution, t…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 13, 2017

    Oct 13, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress debates Iran and its proxies; President Trump refuses to certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and designates the IRGC a terrorist organization.

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 06, 2017

    Congress looks to stabilize Iraq and Syria after IS; countering Iran takes center stage as Trump vows not to certify the JCPOA; travel ban back in the court sy…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Migrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – Week Ending September 29, 2017

    Sep 29, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress makes progress toward further sanctions on Hezbollah; Trump issues new limits on travelers and refugees coming to the US; Ambassador to Israel David F…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Migrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – Week Ending September 22, 2017

    Sep 22, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Senate passes NDAA, eyes passage of bill to provide relief for victims of genocide; President Trump makes first trip to the United Nations General Assembly; fa…