• Washington Policy Weekly
    IranMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update, February 17, 2017

    Feb 17, 2017

    I. US Ambassador-designate David Friedman Testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeOn Thursday, February 16, David Friedman, President Trump’s ch…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update, February 3, 2017

    Feb 3, 2017

    I. “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” referred to as the Muslim BanPresident Donald Trump’s January 27 Executive Order…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    EgyptMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update  

    Jan 26, 2017Roxanne Perugino

    I. Legislation to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization Re-introducedThe issue of designating the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a foreign terrorist o…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending January 20, 2017

    Jan 18, 2017

    The 115th Congress convened on January 3, 2017 and lawmakers in both houses wasted little time in voicing concerns about recent developments in the Middle East…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    House and Senate Introduce Resolutions Disapproving the UNSC Resolution on Israeli Settlements

    Jan 6, 2017

    On January 5, 2017, the US House of Representatives, by a vote of 342-80, passed HRes11, a non-binding resolution objecting to the United Nations Security Coun…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – December 15, 2016

    Dec 15, 2016

    I. CongressThe 114th Congress has adjourned, although there will be several pro forma sessions between now and January 3, when the 115th Congress convenes, to …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congressional Update – November 17, 2016

    Nov 17, 2016

    (1) Congressional Elections Senate Results: The failure by the Democrats to gain control of the Senate is a bitter loss for the Democratic Party. A few short w…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    House Votes in Favor of Syria Sanctions

    Nov 17, 2016

    On Tuesday, November 15, the House agreed, by a unanimous voice vote, to pass HR5732, the Caesar Civilian Protection Act of 2016, a bill that would impose new …