Middle East & North Africa

Vicar of Baghdad spoke on Christian and Yazidi genocide
This is not Genocide…

According to the Obama Administration, this is not genocide.

Obama Africa
America and Africa after Obama

The next American president should shape the United States’ Africa policy in response to three questions: How can America help constrain Islamicist violence in the African Sahel? What can America do to help counter state collapse in the roughly 34% of Africa where there is no effective state control? How can American foreign policy best encourage economic growth in the rising parts of Africa (taking into account China’s growing presence in Africa)?

Evangelicals Help Drive U.S. Support for Israel
Evangelicals’ “Intensity” Drives Israel Support

Based upon his findings in a recent opinion poll, Shibley Telhami attempts to explain why evangelicals are more likely to support Israel intensely.

The Knesset in Jerusalem
A Strong American Horse—In Jerusalem

Nothing could demonstrate a new direction in American Mideast policy better than for the next administration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy there overnight.

Middle East
Toward a New Vision for the Middle East

From the Print Edition: a bold vision for moving toward peace

Donald Trump
The Donald Trumps Morality

Donald Trump’s comments about going after terrorists’ families are immoral and point to common misconceptions about the ethics of war

ISIS Genocide against Christians
“Cleansing the Caliphate:” ISIS and Genocide of Christians

The U.S. must name Christians in a genocide declaration in order to protect the innocent, to undermine ISIS’ ability to project strength through terror, and to weaken its global recruiting efforts.

Beliefs
Either We Understand & Live Out Our Beliefs, or We Lose

What you believe is inexorably linked to how you behave. The United States must understand and live out what it believes if it is to defeat the Islamic State.

Syrian Refugee
Compassion, Yes; (But Security Too)

Mercy need not run roughshod over prudence