Middle East & North Africa

What You Should Know about the US-Iran Crisis
What You Should Know about the US-Iran Crisis

Over the past month, tensions have escalated as Iran and the US move closer to military conflict. Here is what you should know about the burgeoning crisis and the reason for the increased animosity between the two nations.

The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy
The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy

On March 31, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro initiated a four-day official visit to Israel. The trip consolidates the improvement of relations between the two countries.

Easter & Christian Realism

Reinhold Niebuhr, an inspiration for this journal, was a Christian Realist who renounced Social Gospel utopianism in favor of firmly…

Should the US Become Involved in Libya, Again?
Should the US Become Involved in Libya, Again?

General Khalifa Haftar’s Libya National Army (LNA) is inching its way closer to Tripoli, as fighting continues against the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj.

The Aftermath: Key Takeaways from the 2019 Israeli Elections
The Aftermath: Key Takeaways from the 2019 Israeli Elections

The 2019 Israeli election results look like the status quo, but several shifts on both the Israeli left and right could indicate changes in the country’s political landscape.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Trip to Israel Concludes with No Embassy Transfer (Yet)
Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Trip to Israel Concludes with No Embassy Transfer (Yet)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Israel for a four-day visit, where he agreed to open a trade office in Jerusalem, instead of moving the Brazilian embassy there.

Israel’s April 9 Elections: A Guide for the Perplexed
Israel’s April 9 Elections: A Guide for the Perplexed

American Christians often look at Israel through lenses such as Christian theology, the US-Israel relationship, or our own American left-right dynamic. But for the upcoming general election Israel is holding on April 9, none of these lenses are actually all that helpful.

Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?
Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?

New legislation has been introduced to the US Congress that seeks to stop US weapons from being sold to states that are known human rights abusers or have ties to violent movements.

UAE Grants a Permanent Home for an Evangelical Church
UAE Grants a Permanent Home for an Evangelical Church

Human rights activists have been closely watching the UAE, particularly because a key indicator of Emirati leadership’s commitment to human rights is demonstrated not in what they say other countries should do but how they treat the religious minorities in their own lands.