Terrorism

Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria
Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria

Failure to recognize the religious dimensions in the present conflicts of Nigeria’s Middle Belt divorces us from the complex realities of concrete human life.

Turkey is Normalizing Militant Jihadism

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has extended his menacing military involvement to the South Caucasus, where Turkish army personnel are assisting Azerbaijan in a massive invasion against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Armenia.

Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt
Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

It is important to view Nigeria’s Middle Belt conflict in the context of Islamic extremism across the Sahel.

Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?
Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?

At this moment, another genocide against Christians is silently unfolding in Nigeria.

Lessons Learned, Relearned, and Unlearned in Afghanistan
Lessons Learned, Relearned, and Unlearned in Afghanistan

In the almost-19 years since they dispatched their military to Afghanistan, US policymakers and the people they represent have learned, relearned, and unlearned several lessons.

New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?
New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?

Christian and Muslim politicians and leaders reaching out to each other is one of the more hopeful signs in our increasingly divided world.

Christian Persecution in Africa: What Could Be Done to Help the Victims? al-Shabaab
Christian Persecution in Africa: What Could Be Done to Help the Victims?

One of the latest Christian massacres in Kenya is yet another horrifying reminder of the genocide happening in much of Africa. As many as 11 Christians were killed in a bus attack carried out by the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab.

Seeking Justice in the Middle East Grand Strategy
Seeking Justice in the Middle East

Assassinating Iranian Major General Qaseem Soleimani was a justified act. But it took place within the context of a largely unjust and strategically indefensible grand strategy, so it is unlikely to be a net positive in the long run.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
A Terror to Bad Conduct: Christian Statecraft and the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

For his countless acts of callousness and injustice, Baghdadi deserved to die, and I can be thankful that the world is spared from his terror without sacrificing my Christianity to say as much.