Middle East & North Africa

Liberate Mosul Peshmerga Iraq ISIS
The Right Way to Liberate Mosul

We know that Mosul must fall for IS to collapse; we also know that the battle for Mosul will be a bloody one. Yet the greatest danger will come after Mosul falls.

George W. Bush & End Times

Former National Security Council staffer Will Inboden, a contributing editor to this journal, has an important critique of historian Jean…

Iran Hostages Redux

The revelation of a $400 million cash delivery to Iran early this year that coincided with the release of U.S….

Turkey Democratic Debt NATO
Turkey’s Democratic Debt to NATO

Turkey’s relationship to NATO is edging toward the brink of collapse: caught in a miasma of Islamic radicalism, power-grabbing, and naïve foreign policy.

Syria Terrorist Diaspora Refugees
Syria’s Terrorist Diaspora

Just last week FBI Director James Comey warned: “At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before.”

Sunni Tribes
Countering Islamic Violent Extremism in the Fertile Crescent: The Sunni Tribes are the Center of Gravity

This article about how U.S. foreign policy could build relations with Sunni tribes first appeared in Issue 2 (Winter 2016)…

Helping Refugees Survive Homeland
Helping Refugees Survive in Their Homeland

Scripture can help Christians find consensus on U.S. policy that best helps refugees and persecuted minorities in the Middle East.

Turkey Coup
Military Coups & Just Order

The historic English speaking world hasn’t had a military coup in over 350 years since Oliver Cromwell dispersed the Long…

To Bear the Sword against ISIL
To Bear the Sword

According to Sebastian Gorka, ISIL is simply another form of totalitarianism, a political regime seen under Hitler and Nazi Germany that recognizes no limit to its authority and attempts to permeate every aspect of public and private life. Yet, peace with ISIL and other jihad-driven Muslim groups seems much more difficult to attain.