• 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…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly – November 16, 2018

    Nov 16, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationManage Our Wolves Act. By a 201-187 vote, the House voted to adopt H.Res. 1142, which lays out rules for the House to consider a bill …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly – November 2, 2018

    Senators call on Trump to halt nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia; Nauert tapped to be ambassador to United Nations; Pompeo, Mattis call on both sides of Yemen wa…

  • 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 Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending September 7, 2018

    Senator Lankford seeks to reform UNRWA aid while House members seek to end US support for the Yemen war; details emerge on White House peace plan and Trump opt…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Congressional Update – Week Ending August 3, 2018

    I. CongressMembers of the House have the month of August off, so many will be preparing for reelection fights that are less than 100 days away. While there may…