The Region


The Immigrant Mind: Immigration and Identity (Part Two)

By Luma Simms Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Jewish people have always known who they were. To this day, they have kept their sense of selfhood, a trait we would all do well to emulate.


Turkey Uncensored: Enslaving Jews and Christians in the Turkish Military

By Uzay Bulut Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The persecution of non-Muslims in Turkey is one of the least known topics in the West, and is something that the Turks have never officially recognized.


Muslim Converts to Christianity: A Silent [R]evolution

By Zubair Simonson Monday, May 22, 2017

There are scattered reports of a profound change happening in the religious landscape of the Middle East and throughout the Muslim world: Millions of Muslims are reportedly converting to Christianity.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Rachel Kaye Estelle Saturday, May 20, 2017

White House officials reveal President Donald Trump’s slip of the tongue, and the battle for Mosul nears its end. These stories and more.


Three Days of Terror Have Given Birth to Worse in France: Normalcy

By Jonny Gamet Friday, May 19, 2017

A look at the HBO documentary “Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks” and the events preceding those fateful days of horror.


Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?

By Ashley Muse Thursday, May 18, 2017

The question “Can Israel be both Jewish and democratic” was asked of a panel of experts during this year’s AIPAC Conference.

The Immigrant Mind: Immigration and Identity (Part One)

By Luma Simms Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Immigration has become one of the most contentious issues in America. Why are immigrants not melting in? The answer is that we have an identity problem.


Turkey Uncensored: When Challenges to Islamic Traditions Turn Deadly

By Uzay Bulut Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Celebrities who don the hijab for entertainment purposes may not understand that it is a betrayal of women who have been murdered for refusing to wear it.


‘Sari’s Mother:’ A Reminder of the Lasting Effects of War

By Jonny Gamet Monday, May 15, 2017

In honor of yesterday’s worldwide celebration of mothers, The Philos Project presents a special review of the documentary “Sari’s Mother.”

Islamic State

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Rachel Kaye Estelle Saturday, May 13, 2017

A leader of the Islamic State is killed by U.S.-led forces, and Russia establishes safe zones in Syria to attempt to assuage the ongoing civil war.