Middle East & North Africa

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.

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.

Now It’s War

There are two ways to think about the November 13 Paris attacks. The first is that ISIS has taken a strategy to hit Western countries in order to pull them out of the game, to dissuade them from further airstrikes in greater Syria. The second way to understand this is as a strategic miscalculation that will raise Western resolve. Let’s explore both strategies and what is then likely to happen.

How the Left Stabbed Israel in the Back

Joshua Muravchik’s Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel would be an excellent primer for anyone who wants to understand a pro-Israeli perspective on how the Jewish state went from the world’s darling to the world’s pariah. More specifically, the book details how the left turned against Israel.

Moral Common Sense: Or, Mistakes Are Not Terrorism

On Saturday October 3rd, the United States military destroyed a hospital building in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people. Without question, even the accidental destruction of the hospital and the killing of the innocent remains indescribably awful- Was it an act of terror?