Human Rights

Persecuted Prioritized Middle East Refugee Christian Yazidi Religious Persecution
We Must Prioritize the Persecuted

Prioritizing the most persecuted in refugee admissions is not only the right thing to do. It’s something we already do. Religious minorities, particularly Yezidis and Christians in Iraq and Syria, deserve the same priority status that is currently accorded to other groups facing unique dangers, including religious minorities in Iran and elsewhere, and Iraqis who assisted U.S. forces.

ProvCast Episode 6: Protecting Middle East Minorities, Part 2
ProvCast Episode 6: Protecting Middle East Minorities, Part 2

We continue our talk with Robert Nicholson about why the Middle East has a minority problem. This conversation helps illuminate how there is, as Robert puts it, a “vibrant mosaic” of peoples in the Middle East

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.

China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground Xi Jinping Davos Switzerland World Economic Forum
China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

At Davos on January 17, President Xi Jinping spoke of China’s determination to play a responsible role to “secure peace and reduce poverty.” Xi was applauded. Yet China abuses the fundamental human rights of its people, undermines international human rights institutions, and indeed subverts the very concept of individual human rights.

Indicted by His Own Words Obama Foreign Policy Syria Aleppo
Indicted by His Own Words

President Obama’s foreign policy would have been more understandable if he had never pretended to care, if he hadn’t talked like Vaclav Havel and then acted like Henry Kissinger.

Ronald Reagan Soviet Union Collapse Podcast
ProvCast Episode 4: Reagan & the Soviet Collapse, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago today, the Supreme Soviet formally declared that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Joseph Loconte speaks on the role Ronald Reagan played.

A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption
A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption

The problem is that the U.S. is the world’s home for corruption. The corrupt inside our borders use the same system as the corrupt outside our borders.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump: Pressure Pakistan to Release Asia Bibi
An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump: Pressure Pakistan to Release Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, was sentenced to death for blasphemy after a dispute with her Muslim coworkers. She drank from the same water source they did.

History will not Absolve Fidel Castro
History will not Absolve Fidel Castro

Had Castro been executed while in prison, history may indeed have absolved him for his role in attempting to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, Castro would live to become an even more brutal and ruthless despot than the one he replaced.

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