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- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Jan 6 20172 minutes
Why Cuba’s Muslim Population Is Growing
Fidel Castro banned religion when he first took over but in recent years the regime has been more tolerant.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Why Trump’s Republican Party Is Embracing Russia
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
Putin And Assad Are About To Achieve Their Biggest Victory In Syria
“All the world has failed us,” a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo told the BBC this week, via a WhatsApp audio message. “The city is dying. Rapidly by bombardment, and slowly by hunger and fear of the advance of the Assad regime.”In recent weeks
- Aug 1 20161 minute
‘Honor Killings’ and the Murder of a Social-Media Star
TARA JOHN ON JULY 15, QANDEEL BALOCH, a Pakistani social-media star, was strangled to death by her brother for “dishonoring” the family name by being outspoken about female sexuality. So-called honor killings are widespread in Pakistan, where more t
- Feb 17 20174 minutes
Shifting Sands: How Long Can Oman Be an Oasis of Peace?
The country’s leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has ruled for 46 years but reportedly has terminal cancer.
- Nov 29 20166 minutes
How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of Alien Life?
What would your priest, rabbi, or imam say if we discovered alien life?For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical new ways of thinking about ourselves: How special and sacred are we? Is Earth a privileged place? Do
- Feb 10 201759 minutes
Trump's Interests vs. America's, Dominican Republic Edition
Despite a promise to stop pursuing foreign deals, the Trump Organization is revisiting a previously abandoned licensing agreement.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Is President Trump’s Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'?
Imagine the following scenario.A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.With o
- Jun 13 20161 minute
How Islam is Different From Other Religions
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Iran Paradox
Roughly 2,500 years ago, the first great Persian Empire, led by Cyrus the Great, was founded. Over the next several centuries, it grew to dominate a significant portion of the world’s extant population and stretched from western India to the Mediterr
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Is a Propaganda Victory for ISIS
The American president has reinforced the victimhood narrative at the core of the Islamic State’s recruitment pitch.
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Trump’s Too-Tidy Plan To Defeat Islamic State
His in-and-out military solution will not be quick, and may leave the area in greater chaos
- Jan 27 20175 minutes
Where Christian Leaders Stand on Trump's Refugee Policy
Many religious groups have urged the president not to give Christians priority in seeking asylum, but some conservative political organizations back his new ban on refugees.
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
A 'City On A Hill' As A Fortress In A Moat
The notion that one form of prejudice can defeat another is an illusion.
- Feb 10 20176 minutes
Why Forced Secularism in Schools Leads to Polarization
In France, the governmental devotion to a national culture has left some students fighting for their identities.
- Dec 19 20161 minute
A Great Neighbor
TEXAN JUSTIN NORMAND SENDS A MESSAGE OF UNITY TO MUSLIMS IN HIS COMMUNITY—AND FINDS SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD
- Aug 1 20163 minutes
Yet Another Terror Attack Leaves France Enraged
NOT AGAIN. THAT WAS THE LAMENT OF MANY across France after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel fatally mowed down 84 revelers in a 19-ton truck on Nice’s seafront Promenade des Anglais on July 14—Bastille Day. This third major terrorist attack within just 18 m
- Dec 4 20163 minutes
Is It Too Late To Save The Two-State Solution?
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there’s still time—but the process is moving in the wrong direction.
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Feb 2 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Declares a Vision of Religious Nationalism
At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, the president focused on the violent, ideological threats to America.
- Jan 31 20174 minutes
Why Did This Happen in Canada?
The context of the Quebec shooting
- Nov 27 20163 minutes
The Republic Repeals Itself
An experiment in democracy that may not reach its 250th birthday.
- Feb 12 20172 minutes
The Muslim Brotherhood And The Question Of Terrorism
It’s fine to think that the group is bad, authoritarian, or illiberal. But the debate about designating it pits facts against ideology.
- Feb 10 20173 minutes
Radicalization And The Travel Ban
In the wake of Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, one of the loudest outcries against it was that it could serve as a de facto rallying cry for the Islamic State. In a recent article, Simon Cottee, c
- Jan 1 201710 minutes
'He Was the Nationalist Candidate'
The editor of First Things on Donald Trump and the limits of multi-cultural democracy
- Jun 20 20162 minutes
After EgyptAir Flight 804, an Eerie Silence From Terrorist Groups
PERHAPS CLARITY ON THE MAY 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 will surface with the aircraft’s black box, which sensors have located on the Mediterranean Sea floor. But weeks after officials from Cairo to Washington speculated that the plane went down a
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
Tired Of Halal Chicken? Try The Eyeshadow
Sales of makeup aimed at Muslims are growing fast | The trend “carries a certain stigma with the average American”
- Jan 18 20175 minutes
The African American Roots of Betsy DeVos's Education Platform
Expanded school choice is a continuation of forced self-determination.
- Feb 2 20174 minutes
How Trump Wants to Make America Exceptional Again
For his predecessors, American exceptionalism was rooted in the nation’s values and ideas. For this president, it means something very different.