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Kurdish Independence Faces Uphill Battle
Kurdish Independence Faces Uphill Battle

The Kurdish independence movement gives the United States a unique opportunity to support a government as it transitions towards democracy and becomes a viable Middle Eastern partner within a region of chaos.

Souad Mekhennet interviews terrorist members and sympathizers
The Faces of Jihad: Review of Mekhennet’s I Was Told To Come Alone

When President George W. Bush declared his “War on Terror,” the face of the enemy was a grainy two-inch picture…

Protesting AIPAC Pernicious Influence Philip Giraldi American Conservative
Protesting AIPAC’s “Pernicious Influence”

American Conservative has published a denouncement of the world’s largest pro-Israel lobby, penned by ex-CIA officer Philip Giraldi and titled “Should AIPAC Register as a Foreign Agent?”

Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East? A Christian Perspective
Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East? A Christian Perspective

It is imperative that we understand that a Middle East devoid of Christians and other religious minorities would be a tragedy—a tragedy not only for Christians and others who have lived in the Middle East for centuries, but a tragedy for an outward-looking and tolerant Islam.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Compassion Fatigue is a Threat to America’s National Interests
Syrian Refugee Crisis: Compassion Fatigue is a Threat to America’s National Interests

The Syrian refugee crisis has reached historic proportions, and over 11 million Syrian refugees are in danger of suffering due to international compassion fatigue.

What You Should Know About Qatar
What You Should Know About Qatar

A crisis in the Middle East has erupted between numerous nations and the small state of Qatar. Here is what you should know about Qatar, the world’s richest country.

The Women’s March that Isn’t Happening: Looking to the Middle East and Reflections on the Misplacement of Outrage
The Women’s March that Isn’t Happening: Looking to the Middle East and Reflections on the Misplacement of Outrage

The problems of sexism and misogynist perceptions of women still exist in America, but they do not have established legal structures supporting them. In the Middle East, societal perceptions of women are just the tip of the iceberg.

What You Should Know About Kurdish Fighters
What You Should Know About Kurdish Fighters

In the effort to fight ISIS in Syria, the U.S. government has recently approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters. But a key NATO ally, Turkey, has condemned the action, claiming the U.S. is empowering the PKK, a Kurdish terrorist group. Here is what you should know about the Kurdish fighters involved.

How the Trump Administration Can Support Christians in the Middle East
How the Trump Administration Can Support Christians in the Middle East

Amidst global convulsions, one affected group remains relatively powerless and largely ignored: Middle Eastern Christians.