• Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    House Passes JASTA Amid White House Opposition: Implications for the US-Saudi Relationship

    Sep 13, 2016

    The US House of Representatives passed by unanimous voice vote on September 9, S2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill to allow fa…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    The Legislative Agenda for the Month of September

    Sep 7, 2016

    Congress returned to session on September 6 after a seven-week summer recess.  Congress will be in session for the month of September with a targeted adjournme…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update

    Aug 31, 2016

    Arms Sale to Saudi ArabiaCongressional criticism of the pending arms sale to Saudi Arabia has grown louder, even though the sale is likely to go through.On Aug…

  • 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 …