Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey look at a map showing the Islamic State's territorial ambitions as they testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 16, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

'Fundamental fallacy' in Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels?

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers of both parties expressed disbelief that the rebels will stick to the role the United States wants to carve out for them.

Congress may finally vote to arm Syrian rebels

Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of Sept. 15.

Islamic State takes pressure off Iran

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

For now, Republicans have abandoned their Iran sanctions push as the fight against the Islamic State takes front stage.

Obama speech evokes mixed reactions in Middle East

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Countries and factions across the region have widely varying reactions to the president's strategy.

Will campaign against Islamic State unleash wave of repression?

Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Human rights advocates on and off Capitol Hill are worried about giving Arab leaders a blank check to go after those they deem "terrorists."

 

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