Islamic State (ISIS)

Rushdie Is Not the End 

Al-Qaeda’s Call To Assassinate Egyptian Author Ibrahim Eissa Highlights Dilemma Of Anti-Islamist Voices

Anti-Christian Persecution on the Rise

Despite the increasing prominence of the international religious freedom movement, violence against believers is getting worse in many regions of the world, such as Nigeria, Vietnam, and Pakistan.

Major U.S. and British Government-sponsored Summits Defend Global Religious Freedom

Two recently held major international conferences brought together thousands of religious freedom advocates and government officials to cooperate in taking concrete action to end religious persecution.  

Who Gets Their Limbs Amputated in Iran? Reflection on the Brutal and Inequitable Penal Code of the Islamic Republic
Who Gets Their Limbs Amputated in Iran? Reflection on the Brutal and Inequitable Penal Code of the Islamic Republic

The poor who steal are brutally subjected to hadd punishment, while aghazadehs get let go for embezzling millions in Iran.

The Destruction of Christian Cultural Heritage
The Destruction of Christian Cultural Heritage

The crime of cultural heritage destruction has been committed against the same victims by the same perpetrators again and again—in Turkey, Cyprus, the South Caucuses, and the Middle East.

Iraqi Christians in Jordan: There Is Nothing to Go Back For

“We have lost everything; our homes have been stolen, looted, destroyed, and burned. There is nothing left for us there, to return for,” said an Iraqi Christian who fled to Jordan.

Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?
Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?

The Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) is seeking international recognition as a legitimate government, but currently it is campaigning the US to lift sanctions on its territory.

Joe Biden’s Drift Backward - Afghanistan
Joe Biden’s Drift Backward

Early on, President Joe Biden’s rhetoric promised a rejection of isolationism and a return to engagement. But his actions in Afghanistan speak volumes.

The Natural Next Step: Afghanistan Withdrawal in Context
The Natural Next Step: Afghanistan Withdrawal in Context

One adjective that should never be used to describe the US retreat from Afghanistan is “surprising.” In fact, what happened in Kabul in 2021 was the natural next step on the inward-turning path Americans began walking in 2009.