• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The United States’ Human Rights Paradox

    Mar 20, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    The Trump Administration sees human rights violations as a tool to be wielded against its foes, but Congress wants to make human rights a consistent pillar of …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Democrats and Republicans Split on Yemen

    Mar 13, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Democrats and Republicans have different understandings of the crisis in Yemen, which is dividing the parties over how to recalibrate US policy. Read about thi…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Democrats Grapple with US Role in the Middle East

    Democrats scrutinize the first two years of Trump’s foreign policy and grapple with a new path moving forward. Read this and more from the week in Washington.

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Saudi Arabia Between Congress and the Trump Administration

    Feb 27, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    After a brief respite, tempers on Capitol Hill are again starting to flare up over Saudi Arabia, pitting Congress against President Trump. Read about this and …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Lawmakers pursue legislation regarding Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen; Intelligence officials consider Iran, IS, Saudi Arabia in worldwide threat assessment; t…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 25, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Amid shutdown fight, the House passes Syria sanctions legislation; lawmakers have one week to decide whether they will amend a law that could jeopardize Israel…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 18, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationRequiring Annual Reports on Religious Intolerance in Saudi Education Materials. On January 15, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) intr…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 11, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationStrengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act. S. 1 was introduced last week, as detailed here, but it experienced some oppo…