Sisi’s Failing Fight

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by Rana Allam On Friday, 28 Coptic Christians, including many children, were gunned down while on their way to a monastery near the Upper Egyptian city of Minya which is home to a significant number of Christians. The attack, which… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Riyadh Speech: Bowing to the Saudi Regime

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by Paul R. Pillar The bar for Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadh had been set so low that it was scraping the sand.  How much could be expected from a notorious exploiter of Islamophobia speaking to a gathering of leaders of… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Trip and Taking Sides in the Middle East

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump flies to Saudi Arabia with a policy trajectory that involves weighing in heavily in local Middle Eastern rivalries, so much so that there is talk not only of twelve-figure arms sales  to the Saudis… Continue Reading  

Jakarta’s Election and Alternatives to US Policy Towards Muslims

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by Asna Husin U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Jakarta near midnight on April 19 just hours after Anies Baswedan won Jakarta’s heated gubernatorial election against the incumbent Basuki Tjahaya Purnawa (better known as Ahok). Outsiders viewed the loss… Continue Reading  

Western Conservatives Are Wrong on Christians in the Middle East

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by Eldar Mamedov This week the European Parliament gears up for a debate on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The horrific Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches on April 9 that killed at least 45 people… Continue Reading