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.
That Jesus Christ’s two advents are set against the backdrop of a region rarely associated with good news is ironic, but this year that irony is less obvious. Good things are happening in the Near East if you know where to look.
Robert NicholsonDecember 9, 2021
That these pundits denounced a small democratic country for employing targeted air strikes to defend its citizens… was bad enough. That they did so while pretending to be neutral—and even, God forbid, Christ-like—was appalling.
Robert NicholsonMay 17, 2021
Philos Project Robert Nicholson explains the current crisis between Hamas and Israel.
Robert Nicholson & Mark TooleyMay 13, 2021
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.
Robert NicholsonJanuary 15, 2021
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.
Robert Nicholson & Mark MeltonNovember 19, 2020
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.
Robert NicholsonNovember 18, 2020
The declaration of peace between the United Arab Emirates and Israel marks the dawn of a new day.
Robert NicholsonAugust 15, 2020
Mark Tooley interviews Providence co-founder Robert Nicholson, chief of the Philos Project, which helps American Christians address Mideast issues thoughtfully,…
Mark Tooley & Robert NicholsonAugust 11, 2020
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.
Habib C. Malik & Robert NicholsonMarch 10, 2020
Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is finally out, and Palestinian leaders should take it.
Robert NicholsonJanuary 28, 2020