Middle East & North 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

Refugees
Christian Response to Migrants

The current controversy over admitting Syrian refugees into the country raises some very challenging questions for Evangelical Christians.

Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Alternative Foreign Policy Options in Syria

Given that Obama’s strategy is incoherent and will not work at achieving a specific goal, whether that goal is stopping ISIS or removing Assad, American voters should consider the three alternative options proposed at Brookings on November 16.