Trump Administration

Staying the Course in America’s Longest War - Afghanistan
Staying the Course in America’s Longest War

Talks between the Trump administration and the Taliban have broken down. We should be happy they did not reach a deal, in part because an Iraq-style drawdown would leave a vacuum, and terrorists abhor a vacuum.

Why a Robust Refugee Resettlement Program Matters for Religious Freedom
Why a Robust Refugee Resettlement Program Matters for Religious Freedom

The Trump administration is considering reducing the already small number of refugees who are allowed into the refugee resettlement program….

Who Gets to Come through the Golden Door: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, the Church, and the Soul of America

During the largest refugee crisis in history with over 70 million displaced people around the world, the Trump administration is…

What Should Palestinians Think of Trump’s “Deal of the Century”
What Should Palestinians Think of Trump’s “Deal of the Century”?

For more than two decades, most Israelis and Palestinians have accepted the “two-state solution” for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This solution…

US Sanctions, and Iran Sanctions in Particular, Are Just
US Sanctions, and Iran Sanctions in Particular, Are Just

The US is employing just war considerations of proportionality and discrimination in the course of its employment of sanctions. That doesn’t mean there won’t be disheartening impacts on innocents. But we should be clear about who should receive the blame and insist, vigorously, that point is not lost.

Saving Nickels and Dimes on the Backs of the World's Most Suffering People is Poor Policy
Saving Nickels and Dimes on the Backs of the World’s Most Suffering People is Poor Policy

On August 3, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent the US Agency for International Development (USAID) a letter…

Immigration and Refugees in New Eyes: Prioritizing People over Policy

In 2016, before Donald Trump’s inauguration, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres relayed a powerful message. He stated: In the end,…

The Rhetoric of Freedom

“The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation. Very tough,” Donald Trump said on Tuesday. “We’ll see what happens….

Unalienable Rights and Religious Freedom

On July 8, 2019, the US State Department announced that it is forming a commission on unalienable human rights, presumably…