• Washington Policy Weekly
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Is Bernie Sanders the Best American Hope for Palestine?

    Senator Bernie Sanders dispatched his advisor to Ramallah last week to speak with the PLO, eliciting support from the pro-Palestine camp. Is Sanders a true all…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    “An Assad-run Syria should never be open for business”

    May 30, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Neither the Trump Administration nor Congress will deal with Bashar al-Assad or help rebuild Syria if there is no political solution in accordance with UN Reso…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    While Trump Sides with Haftar, the Rest of Washington Is Unsure

    May 22, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    While President Trump has sided with General Khalifa Haftar, many in Washington are skeptical of the would-be strongman and seek a political solution to the fi…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    This Week in Washington: Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

    President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is tasked with achieving what has been an unobtainable peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinian…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    What Does Trump Want for the Middle East?

    The Trump Administration wants to defeat the Islamic State and push back against Iran, but it has no serious strategy for either. This makes President Trump’s …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Fallout from Trump’s Iran Strategy

    Apr 24, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Feeling emboldened by the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran, some Arab Gulf states look to intensify proxy battles with the Islamic Repu…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantEnergy and Economics

    Congress Balks at a Nuclear Riyadh

    The Trump Administration has been working quietly to facilitate a civilian nuclear program in Saudi Arabia, but Congress has qualms about any potential US-Saud…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantInternational Law

    Will Congress Legalize Trump’s Golan Heights Announcement?

    Mar 27, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    President Trump declared that the United States now recognizes the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, but questions remain whether Congress will make this law…