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Those are some of the top stories from our latest annual update to Al-Monitor’s lobbying series. But it’s also full of insights and revelations that help make sense of US relations with the Middle East, from deep disagreements among Iranian-Americans over the US decision to pull out of the nuclear deal to the growing partisan divide over US policy on Israel.
The series, which won an Online Journalism Award for Explanatory Reporting, summarizes hundreds of lobbying and financial records to bring you the most comprehensive resource available on Middle East lobbying in Washington. The series reveals the who, the why — and the how much — discreetly guiding all aspects of foreign policy, from weapons contracts and foreign aid to trade deals and financial sanctions. And new this year, the team will be updating the latest lobbying contracts and registrations every Friday.
All that information would be pretty useless, however, without some way to measure foreign nations' success at getting what they want. That's why we've also pored over State Department budgets, Pentagon arms deals and more to reveal the quantifiable ups and downs in US bilateral relations beyond the political spin and diplomatic platitudes. Our handy navigation toolbar lets you effortlessly explore all the latest lobbying contracts, US aid budgets and arms deals.
And while numbers really can tell a story, it wouldn't be complete without Al-Monitor’s authoritative reporting and exclusive interviews with some of the key diplomats driving the conversation in Washington. So just click on any of the countries above to find out just who’s helping shape US policy in the Middle East.
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