• Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonReligion and Politics

    Congressional Update

    Apr 29, 2016

     Note:  Congress will recess at the end of the week.  The House will return on Tuesday, May 10, the Senate will return on Monday, May 9. The next Congress…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update

    Apr 22, 2016

    I. Israeli/PalestinianIsraeli Security/Two State Solution. On April 18, Representatives John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky), David Price (D-North Carolina), Lloyd Dogget…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Religion and Politics

    Who is Behind the Effort to Declare the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

    Apr 20, 2016

    (amended)The issue of designating the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) has gained momentum in recent months.During an April 13 he…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    EgyptThe GCC

    Congressional Update – April 11, 2016

    Apr 11, 2016

    I. Iran:On April 5, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) held a hearing on Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Test…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – March 23, 2016

    Mar 23, 2016

    Note:  Congress has adjourned for the Easter break.  The Senate will return to session on Monday, April 4. The House is scheduled to return to session on Tuesd…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Migrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016

    Mar 18, 2016

    On March 16, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would provide for an annual adjustment of the number of admissible refugees to the United …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update – March 11, 2016

    Mar 11, 2016

    1. IsraelUS-Israel Economic Relationship: On March 1, Senators David Perdue (R-Georgia), Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) introduced SRes 38…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – February 29, 2016

    Feb 29, 2016

    1. Terrorism(1) Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (HR 3892) – On February 23, the House Judiciary Committee approved HR 3892,…