• Washington Policy Weekly
    IraqJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Congress Is Still Striving for “Justice for Jamal”

    Marcus Montgomery examines the actions of members of Congress as they demand justice for Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one year after his murder …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    New Report Illustrates Folly of US Syria Policy

    Sep 25, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    A Congress-mandated Syria Study Group recommends that the United States buys time in Syria while pressure builds on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, with th…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Congress Highlights Human Rights Abuses and Humanitarian Crises

    Sep 18, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery highlights congressional work on bringing attention to human rights abuses and humanitarian crises in the Middle East as the Trump Administra…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranInternational Law

    Is Congress Prepared to Respond to Netanyahu’s Annexation Plans?

    Sep 12, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    In a speech on September 10, Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex part of the occupied West Bank in an effort to turn out support for his Likud Party in the run…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Congress’s Post-Recess Middle East Priorities

    As Congress reconvenes after its August recess, groups of lawmakers will put forward initiatives to end the war in Yemen, buttress US-Israel relations, and inc…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Will US-led Negotiations in Yemen Be Successful?

    Aug 28, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Is the Trump Administration is prepared to exert the effort necessary to secure fruitful negotiations in Yemen, given the large number of factions with many di…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Aug 21, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Marcus Montgomery posits that after Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were barred entry to Israel and the Palestinian territories, will House Democrat…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Middle East States View Congress as a Second-Tier Actor

    Aug 14, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Middle East states view Congress as a second-tier actor in Washington and have calculated that flattering President Donald Trump is the most effective way to f…