The Philos Project: A Look Back at 2016

By Jessie Owen Payne Wednesday, January 25, 2017

We take a look back at the Middle East news (especially out of the country of Iraq) that made headlines in 2016 – and review our top-viewed stories.


Will President Trump Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?

By Joyclynn Potter Monday, January 23, 2017

The Philos Project fully supports President Donald Trump’s promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, January 14, 2017

Four young people under 22 died when a truck driver rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers. Their stories and more in this week’s roundup.


How the Trump Administration Can Support Christians in the Middle East

By Ian Speir Friday, January 13, 2017

Here are three things that the incoming president and his administration should do to help religious minorities who are suffering in the Middle East.


UNESCO To Vote Again On Jewish and Christian Ties to Old City of Jerusalem

By Philos Project Friday, October 21, 2016

On Oct. 13, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization voted 24-6 to back a resolution that denied any Jewish…

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.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, October 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russian foreign minister over escalated violence in Aleppo, and Israel speaks out on UNESCO.


The Philos Project Speaks Out Against U.N. Resolution Ignoring Jewish Link to Religious Sites

By Jessie Owen Payne Thursday, October 13, 2016

In a 24-6 vote this morning, UNESCO backed a resolution that denied any Jewish affiliation with Judaism’s holiest religious sites in Jerusalem.

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, October 8, 2016

A U.S. citizen dies in Afghanistan, and the first 9/11 family member sues the government of Saudi Arabia. These stories and more in our weekly roundup.


Ankara Shows its Hand in the Campaign to Liberate Mosul

By Douglas Burton Friday, October 7, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent comments have thrown a monkey wrench into the Iraqi Coalition’s plans to liberate ISIS-held Mosul.