• Washington Policy Weekly
    Democracy and Governance

    Congress Outlines Its 2021 Foreign Policy Priorities

    Mar 15, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    Observers can infer a great deal about congressional committees’ priorities by examining the topics they choose to explore in their first committee or subcommi…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    US Domestic Politics and Elections

    Donald Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial: Procedure and Prospects

    Feb 10, 2021Marcus Montgomery

    On February 9, the US Senate commenced the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump to examine his role in inciting the January 6, 2021 rio…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Is Bernie Sanders the Best American Hope for Palestine?

    Senator Bernie Sanders dispatched his advisor to Ramallah last week to speak with the PLO, eliciting support from the pro-Palestine camp. Is Sanders a true all…

  • Washington Policy Weekly

    The United States Must Get Its Sudan Policy Right

    Apr 18, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Russia support Sudan’s military junta. But Washington must oppose military rule in Khartoum and push for dem…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantDemocracy and Governance

    Congressional Update – Week Ending November 10, 2017

    Nov 10, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    Congress debates defense authorization and foreign surveillance legislation; multiple committee hearings examine counterterrorism and democracy in the Middle E…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Congressional Update Week Ending May 12, 2017

    May 12, 2017Marcus Montgomery

    House members meet with voter anger in their districts over the new health care bill. Aid to Palestinian threatened in the Senate. Hearings for second in comma…