• 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…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    SyriaUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Dec 21, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    Secretary Mattis resigns; as federal government shutdown looms, lawmakers introduce bills, resolutions on Israel, Iran, Palestinians; Trump withdraws troops fr…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    SyriaUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Lawmakers negotiate legislation to punish Saudi Arabia and MbS; senators hold confirmation hearings for ambassador to Yemen and new CENTCOM commander; CIA Dire…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Washington Policy Weekly – November 9, 2018

    Democrats control the House of Representatives; three Arab American women enter Congress; Washington mobilizes support for Iran sanctions; Trump Administration…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly – October 26, 2018

    Oct 26, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    Lawmakers continue their push to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for Khashoggi’s death; Sen. Warren wants an investigation into US mercenaries in Yemen; shuttle …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 12, 2018

    Oct 12, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    Senators pass a spate of Middle East-related bills before going on recess for the rest of the month; Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance rattles Washington, pittin…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    Congressional Update – Week Ending October 5, 2018

    Congress eyes a Syria strategy review and setting up a Palestinian Partnership Fund; new law could cost Arab allies; Rep. Speier hosts ex-Israeli security offi…