Turkey

Christians Under Assault: The Reverberations of the Armenian Genocide
Christians Under Assault: The Reverberations of the Armenian Genocide

Embattled Christian communities throughout the Middle East still feel the reverberations of the Armenian Genocide.

Turkish Media Targets Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew I of Constantinople
Turkish Media Targets Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew I of Constantinople

On May 4, a pro-government Turkish magazine published a special edition falsely alleging that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (Istanbul) helped stage the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.

Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report
Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2020 Annual Report and recommended the US government include Turkey on the State Department’s “Special Watch List” for “engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom.”

The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic - Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) - Al-Hurra
The Bold and the Free: Waging Media War in Arabic

Given the alarming trends in the Middle East, America should fashion agile media platforms that influence audiences in the region and—even more importantly—say something compelling.

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.

To Defeat the Islamic Fascism of Iran and Turkey, We Must Delegitimize the Ideology
To Defeat the Islamic Fascism of Iran and Turkey, We Must Delegitimize the Ideology

The rhetoric about the so-called “War on Terror” has led us down the wrong path for 20 years. Terrorism is…

The Next Decade in the Middle East
The Next Decade in the Middle East

The US has limited ability to influence a regional cold war and needs to choose its priorities carefully. This will be the most important story for us in the next decade as we try to get out of the Middle East without abandoning our allies and making the situation worse.

Obama and Trump’s Mistakes in Syria: Green Lights and Red Lines
Obama and Trump’s Mistakes in Syria: Green Lights and Red Lines

As we continue to sift through the shrapnel of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria and green-light Turkey’s long-planned operations against Syria’s Kurds and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, we need to keep in mind that what transpired in October represents only the short-term consequences.

Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities
Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In the fate of Egypt and its Christians, we should read one crucial fact: neither democratic nor authoritarian governance delivered anything resembling equal citizenship.