• Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week of August 15, 2016

    Aug 24, 2016

    I. Saudi ArabiaProposed Arms Sale: On August 8 the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of its intention to sell to the Kingdom of Saud…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    How the Electoral College Works

    Aug 24, 2016

    The Electoral College has served as a vehicle for American democracy since the country’s birth over two centuries ago. Yet, not many people (including American…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Congressional Update

    Jul 20, 2016

    Note: Congress has adjourned for an extended August recess and will return on September 6.  Weekly congressional updates will be provided as needed and regular…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update

    Jul 12, 2016

    Note:  Congress will adjourn on July 18 for an extended summer recess and will not return to session until September 6. Members will attend the Republican and …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    BahrainJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Congressional Update

    Jul 6, 2016

    I. Bahrain(1) Bahrain Human Rights Abuses: On June 30, Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), and six Democratic colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of State …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update

    Jun 24, 2016

    The House abruptly adjourned on June 22 amid chaos when Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor disrupting proceedings.  Led by civil rights icon Represen…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    EgyptSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update

    Jun 17, 2016

    (June 10 - 17, 2016) I. Israeli-PalestinianOn June 1, Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia) sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry, expressing his concerns …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – The Relationship between Israel and the Palestinians

    Jun 15, 2016

    On June 14 the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, S2943, by a vote of 85-13.  The vote occurred after a compromise manager’s amendment by Se…