• Washington Policy Weekly
    US Foreign Policy

    Washington Policy Weekly: October 24 – November 5

    Congress targets Turkey with sanctions and holds a hearing exploring the negative effects of Ankara’s regional policies; the White House sends an envoy to the …

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Trump’s Decision on Northeastern Syria Still Reverberates

    Oct 23, 2019Imad K. Harb

    President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria is still a subject of serious discussions in Washington because of its impact on American credibility in the …

  • 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…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    On Palestine, Congress Is Not Quite Different from Trump

    Marcus Montgomery reports that Congress wants to deliver more aid to the Palestinians than the Trump Administration had planned. However, the coercive conditio…

  • 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
    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
    LevantConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jul 24, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    During a very busy week, Congress passed legislation in support of Israel and in opposition to arms sales for Saudi Arabia. Jared Kushner and company make plan…