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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.

Foreign Policy ProvCast Episode 5: The Middle East has a Minority Problem, Part 1
ProvCast Episode 5: Protecting Middle East Minorities, Part 1

In this episode, Robert Nicholson talks about the Middle East’s minority problem and lays out five keys for how Donald Trump can reset US relations in the Middle East.

The US-Israel Fallout at the United Nations

9 things you need to know

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Today We Joined the Jackals: Obama Ignores Middle East Chaos, Targets Jews

This Christmas Eve, two billion Christians around the world are reveling in the promise of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. What the United States of America just did at the United Nations does nothing for either cause.

STRATEGIC CASE FOR A SAFE HAVEN IN NORTHERN IRAQ
The Strategic Case for a Safe Haven in Northern Iraq

As the battle for Mosul gets underway, a new consensus is emerging about what should come next: The creation of a safe haven for Iraq’s three largest minority groups in the northern part of the country.

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Islam, Christianity, & the End of Palestine

Twenty-three years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Rabin and PLO negotiator Abbas agreed to the Oslo Accords.

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The Hidden Dangers of Just War Thinking

As a broad set of ethical principles, the just war outlook is vital to civilized society. However, errors come—and they can be dangerous ones—when proponents of just war take their categories too narrowly and apply their axioms without historical context.

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The Right Way to Liberate Mosul

We know that Mosul must fall for IS to collapse; we also know that the battle for Mosul will be a bloody one. Yet the greatest danger will come after Mosul falls.

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The Irony of Israel

Everything about Israel was, and is, draped in layers of irony and paradox. Israel is a Jewish state. It is also a secular democracy. Israel is the resurrected form of an ancient polity that disappeared two millennia ago; it is also a modern, economically-vibrant society that embraces progress in astonishing ways.

Safe Havens
Safe Havens and Christians’ Middle East Engagement

Robert Nicholson spoke about his organization’s work in the Middle East and about his article in the inaugural edition of Providence, which argued for autonomous safe zones where ethnic communities can provide their own security.

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Why are Palestinian Christians Fleeing?

Why is the Muslim sector of Bethlehem growing while the Christian sector is falling? Both face the same exact set of circumstances. Could it be that this disparity tells the true story?