Toufic Baaklini is an expert on geopolitics and US foreign policy. He has committed years of service to preserving the historic Christian communities of the Middle East. He received knighthood in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great by Pope Francis in 2014. He is the president and chairman of the board of In Defense of Christians.
One important theme of the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a message of hope to Christians in the Middle East and Africa that they are not forgotten.
Gregory J. Mansour & Toufic BaakliniApril 2, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden must construct a foreign policy agenda that prioritizes confronting Turkey, on its belligerent international conduct, and stabilizing the spiraling economic, political, and security situation in Lebanon.
Toufic BaakliniDecember 8, 2020
Even as we remember that Jesus rose from the dead in Jerusalem, Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere experience some of the highest levels of persecution in the world.
Thomas Farr & Toufic BaakliniApril 12, 2020