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Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is president of The Philos Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and a JD and MA (Middle Eastern History) from Syracuse University. A formerly enlisted Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow, Robert splits his time between New York City and Syracuse.

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Christians, Washington Is Only a Waystation
Christians and Politics: Back to the Basics

Washington is a waystation; Jerusalem is the destination. Only the King of Israel will decide when his kingdom will come. Until then we must live righteously, we must preach his kingdom, we must seek the peace of the city—but we must wait.

Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War (Robert Nicholson) Nagorno-Karabakh Armenia
Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War

Starting on September 27, the war between Azerbaijan and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) resumed, and fighting ceased on November 10 with Artsakh losing most of the territory it had controlled. Here Mark Melton and Robert Nicholson discuss the war and its aftermath.

Joe Biden Peacemaker Israel Palestine
Joe Biden, Peacemaker?

Joe Biden is eager to roll back Trump-era policies, but he’d be wise to continue championing the Arab-Israeli peace movement that swept the region in 2020. If he plays his cards right, he could add new Arab states to the list and maybe even get Palestinians to the party as well.

The Era of Arab-Israeli Cooperation Begins

The declaration of peace between the United Arab Emirates and Israel marks the dawn of a new day.

Rob Nicholson on Christian Mideast Engagement

Mark Tooley interviews Providence co-founder Robert Nicholson, chief of the Philos Project, which helps American Christians address Mideast issues thoughtfully,…

Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik
Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik

In a conversation with Philos Project President Robert Nicholson, Habib C. Malik discussed what makes Lebanese Christians unique, the country’s role in the Middle East, US foreign policy oversights, Christian engagement with Islam, and advice he would give to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth - Donald Trump Peace Plan Middle East
A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth

Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is finally out, and Palestinian leaders should take it.

When Religious Freedom is Not Enough - Egypt Copt
When Religious Freedom is Not Enough

Egypt boasts the largest population of Christians in the Near East and thus offers the best chance to protect and empower them. A successful model here can be duplicated elsewhere.

The Next Decade in the Middle East
The Next Decade in the Middle East

The US has limited ability to influence a regional cold war and needs to choose its priorities carefully. This will be the most important story for us in the next decade as we try to get out of the Middle East without abandoning our allies and making the situation worse.

Hit Turkey Where it Hurts — Help Armenia

The best response to President Erdogan’s aggression in Syria is to recognize Turkey’s century-old genocide of Christians and help the…