Author: Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson is the Executive Director of the Philos Project, an American nonprofit that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East. Robert is also the publisher of "Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy." He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University and a JD and MA (Middle Eastern history) from Syracuse University. A former U.S. Marine and a 2012-2013 Tikvah Fellow, Robert has published articles in The Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Mosaic, Canon & Culture, and Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce. His work focuses on spreading the vision of a new multi-ethnic and multi-religious Middle East based on freedom and rule of law.



A Statement About Our Work With Middle East Christians

By Robert Nicholson Friday, July 14, 2017

10 points to clarify, once and for all, the principles and priorities that guide The Philos Project Philos in our work with Middle Eastern Christians.


Trump Should Use Egypt Bombings as Occasion for New Policy on Protecting Middle Eastern Minorities

By Robert Nicholson Monday, April 10, 2017

Although the Egyptian president has promised to protect the country’s large Coptic minority, Sunday’s bombings indicate that he may not be able to deliver.

Remarks on the First Anniversary of the U.S. Congressional Genocide Declaration

By Robert Nicholson Thursday, March 16, 2017

A few days ago I was at my desk preparing for this event when my daughter Brooke came up and…


9 Things You Need to Know about the U.S.-Israel Fallout at the United Nations

By Robert Nicholson Thursday, December 29, 2016

This holiday season has witnessed a tense standoff between the United States and Israel at the U.N. Here are the most important facts you need to know.


What Jews and Christians Share in the Middle East

By Robert Nicholson Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Philos Project welcomes all–Jews, Christians or Muslims–to join in the effort to bring the vision of pluralism, freedom and rule of law to fruition.


‘Today We Joined the Jackals:’ Obama Ignores Middle East Chaos, Targets Jews

By Robert Nicholson Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Obama Administration abstained from yesterday’s United Nations vote against Israeli settlements in a move that will be a very bad development for peace.

Human rights

Five Thoughts on the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights

By Robert Nicholson Friday, December 9, 2016

Five important thoughts to remember and consider as the world celebrates international human rights day tomorrow, Dec. 10.

Donald Trump

Five Keys to a Donald Trump Reset on the Middle East

By Robert Nicholson Thursday, November 10, 2016

We propose five strategic themes that might help Donald Trump’s new administration navigate the treacherous shoals of the Middle East.

The Strategic Case for a Safe Haven in Northern Iraq

By Robert Nicholson Monday, October 17, 2016

The creation of a safe haven for persecuted religious minorities in Northern Iraq would serve three important U.S. interests: territorial, political and geopolitical.

Islam, Christianity and the End of Palestine

By Robert Nicholson Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thirteen years after the infamous Oslo Accords, Providence Magazine and The Philos Project look at the current relationship between Israel and Palestine.