Trump Administration

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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.

To End Another War: Safe Zones, Humanitarian Intervention, and American Interests
To End Another War: Safe Zones, Humanitarian Intervention, and American Interests

The Trump administration wasted little time in quelling fears of American isolationism last week when it announced its support for the creation of safe zones in Syria.

Did God Laugh at Trump’s Inauguration?
Did God Laugh at Trump’s Inauguration?

There wasn’t much laughing at Trump’s inauguration, but then presidential inaugurations are solemn affairs.

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.

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The Manchurian Presidency

You don’t have to believe the candidate himself is treasonous to recognize that his presidency would undermine American national security interests.

Donald Trump, An Unwitting Stooge for Russia? Not so Fast.
Donald Trump, An Unwitting Stooge for Russia? Not so Fast.

If Russia wanted a U.S. president who would follow the Obama administration’s patterns of concessions and refusal to respond to Russian aggression, it would have been hoping for and preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency.

A Return to Fortress America?
A Return to Fortress America?

As history reminds us, the security payoffs of a “Fortress America” approach are ephemeral and fleeting. Both the national interest and international security suffer when America turns inward.

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.

Seek the City’s Peace and Prosperity

Under the next administration, Christians ought to seek the peace and prosperity of our nation by praying for its blessing as well as providing criticism.