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Julian Pecquet


Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) walks toward journalists and members of his staff after talking to reporters following his meeting with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House, in Washington, May 21, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Does US have right tools to help success story like Tunisia?

Sunday, May. 24, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi’s Washington visit lays bare the limitations of US reliance on military aid.

Congress debates greater US role in Iraq

Thursday, May. 21, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers are putting pressure on President Barack Obama to rethink Islamic State strategy after fall of Ramadi.

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Defense spending bill provides boost to Jordan

Tuesday, May. 19, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

House Defense appropriators released a FY 2016 bill that seeks to help Jordan fight the Islamic State.

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Bahrain bristles at threat to move 5th Fleet

Monday, May. 18, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House passed an annual defense bill that requires the Navy to plan for a potential relocation.

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Washington fetes Tunis

Sunday, May. 17, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of May 18.

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Congress sends mixed messages on toppling Assad

Friday, May. 15, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The House passed a defense bill with contradictory guidance for assistance to the Syrian rebels.

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What's driving Pope Francis' Middle East diplomacy?

Wednesday, May. 13, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Pope Francis' push for Palestinian statehood is part of a series of bold initiatives to preserve the region's rich religious mosaic.

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