• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Seeks Way Forward in Iraq and Syria

    Mar 18, 2020Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery highlights the questions facing the United States in Syria and Iraq as well as Democratic House members' objections to Israel's use of Americ…

  • Policy Analysis
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Trump, Congress Lay Out Election Year Foreign Policy Priorities

    Mar 11, 2020Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery discusses how the Trump Administration is pressing forward with its campaign against Iran as many in Congress are trying to constrain the pre…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Feb 26, 2020Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery reports on efforts by members of Congress to sanction Lebanese officials for jailing American citizens, craft a new nuclear deal with Iran an…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    What is Congress Willing to Do to Avoid War with Iran?

    This week, the House of Representatives took further decisive steps to try and prevent President Donald Trump from embroiling the United States in another war …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Braces for Fallout from Operation That Killed Qassem Soleimani

    After the United States assassinated Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, Washington has been bracing for retaliation by Iran while considering calls for de-escalati…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Grapples with How to Respond to Turbulent Middle East

    Dec 11, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery examines the administration’s reassessment of its posture in the Middle East as officials grappled this week with how best to use military as…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LebanonRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    America First or America Alone?

    Nov 20, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery is skeptical about the Trump Administration’s commitment to multilateral efforts to defeat the Islamic State and secure the Arabian Gulf whil…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congress Eyes Sanctions after Turkey’s Incursion into Syria

    Oct 17, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery discusses how the US Congress aims to levy even harsher sanctions to force Turkey to cease its operation and withdraw from northeastern Syria…