• 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
    IraqSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly

    New Congress kicks off with a diverse House majority; senators look to get involved in US foreign policy early on; fallout continues from Trump’s decision to w…

  • 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

    Dec 14, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    Congress moves bills rebuking Saudi Arabia and addressing genocide, human rights violations, and the use of human shields; Pompeo, Mattis, and Haspel brief Hou…

  • 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
    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Nov 30, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    Lawmakers find votes to move Yemen war powers legislation; congressional action pending to protect Iraq, target Iran, and renew US-Jordanian defense cooperatio…