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Julian Pecquet

This photo shows a 'K' Street sign in northwest Washington, DC. Addresses on 'K' Street are known as a center for numerous think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups. (photo by AFP/Getty Images/Karen Bleier)

Middle East lobbying: The influence game

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 | Julian Pecquet

Al-Monitor is rolling out a series on Middle East countries and their US lobbying operations throughout August. The series will look at the players, their priorities and their targets in Congress and the Obama administration based on an in-depth examination of lobbying registration records.

The first batch, published Aug. 3,  examines Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. Look for profiles of Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon on Aug. 10.

Army defector’s photos encourage greater US role in Syria

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

"Caesar" tells Congress 150,000 prisoners face awful fate in Assad’s jails.

A skeptical Congress to weigh Iran nuclear talks' extension

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Obama administration is trying to sell Congress on a four-month extension of nuclear talks with Iran, but it looks like Republicans aren't buying.

House votes to tie Obama's hands in Iraq

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers voted 370-40 to demand a say before more US troops are sent to Iraq.

Congress split on keeping Iraq together

Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Kurdish independence is gaining support on Capitol Hill but the administration still supports Baghdad.


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