On an ongoing basis, the Arab American Institute works with members of Congress, their staff, White Office officials, and key policymakers in the administration to advance the policy concerns of the Arab American community. Foreign policy is of particular concern to Arab Americans – many of whom cherish strong personal, business, and cultural ties to countries in the Middle East. In all cases, the Arab American Institute advocates for strong, pragmatic U.S. leadership in assisting the people of the Middle East towards justice, well-being, and freedom.