• Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantSecurity and Defense

    Washington Policy Weekly

    Jan 11, 2019Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationStrengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act. S. 1 was introduced last week, as detailed here, but it experienced some oppo…

  • 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
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Washington Policy Weekly – November 9, 2018

    Democrats control the House of Representatives; three Arab American women enter Congress; Washington mobilizes support for Iran sanctions; Trump Administration…

  • 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…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    The 2018 Midterm Elections: What Do They Mean for the Middle East?

    President Trump is potentially days away from being handed a divided Congress; a Democratic-led House could challenge Republican orthodoxy over US policy regar…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Haley Leaves the UN: Using Israel as Her Way to the White House

    Oct 17, 2018Yousef Munayyer

    On her ambitious quest to the presidency, Nikki Haley missed no opportunity to use her post at the United Nations to defend Israeli policies and to bash and pu…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending September 14, 2018

    Sep 14, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationIranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act. This week, a cadre of GOP senators introduced S. 3431 to place pressure on Iraqi militias tha…

  • 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
    IranMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Congressional Update – Week Ending August 24, 2018

    Aug 24, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    I. CongressThe House remains on recess, but the Senate worked its first full week since taking a brief recess earlier in August. The upper chamber is looking t…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending August 10, 2018

    Aug 10, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    A Palestinian-American is poised to become first female Muslim elected to Congress; White House tackles Iran sanctions at the same time its peace plan for Isra…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    IranUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending July 6, 2018

    Senators make an unexpected trip to Syria while Trump officials visit northern Iraq; Bolton reshuffles Middle East personnel on NSC; the Trump Administration i…

  • Washington Policy Weekly
    LevantUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congressional Update – Week Ending June 15, 2018

    Jun 15, 2018Marcus Montgomery

    I. Congress1) LegislationS. Res. 541. A bipartisan trio of senators proposed a resolution this week that, should it pass, would express the sense of Congress t…