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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.

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…

Islam is Different—and That’s Okay
Islam is Different—and That’s Okay

Some people did not like my recent piece on Ilhan Omar’s run-in with the State of Israel, in which I…

How Can American Christians Change the World?

Robert Nicholson and Marc Livecche discuss the unique opportunity presented to Christians in America, to whom much is given, much…

What Ilhan Omar’s Israel Affair Can Teach Americans about Respecting Islam

Ilhan Omar is in the news again with fellow countercultural congresswoman Rashida Tlaib after both were barred from entering Israel…

A Christian Understanding of Human Rights
A Christian Understanding of Human Rights

The United States can protect its interests and promulgate its values at the same time. If we are to be exceptional, we must live in the tension that exceptionalism brings.

ProvCast Ep. 25: The Rise of Anti-Semitism

Providence Editor Robert Nicholson discusses the roots and the recent rise of anti-Semitism, and why this should concern Christians and Jews alike.