3 Million and NOT Counting: The Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. October 4, 2017 Global Next Research Group President http://www.globalnext.org “Every time someone like you comes you’re coming to create more suicide bombers. You’re coming so that more of us will die. Tell me! Tell me why you want to be here! I am tired of seeing my Muslims brothers die because of … Continue reading 3 Million and NOT Counting: The Syrian Refugees in Turkey

From Antifa to Globalism: Making Sense of Media Buzzwords

The recent violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia created new opportunities for division and confusion for Americans.  Demonstrations, protests, attitudes, viewpoints, diverse opinions, hatred and violence were all on display. And the media couldn’t get enough of it - couldn’t get enough of “virtue signaling” or blame casting. It seemed as if the establishment media and … Continue reading From Antifa to Globalism: Making Sense of Media Buzzwords

5 Things to Know About North Korea and its Nuclear Threats

August 12, 2017 Ever since Kim Jong-Un, the current leader of North Korea, took over power from his father, the late Kill Il-Sung in 2011, he has put a lot of efforts into building up his nuclear capability. And now it seems he has the ability to strike other nations with nuclear-armed ICBM’s  The increased … Continue reading 5 Things to Know About North Korea and its Nuclear Threats

From Afghanistan to Germany: The Life of a Refugee

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. March 1, 2017 http://www.globalnext.org I have known Mr. Hami for several years - he was one of my students when I taught business and leadership courses in Afghanistan in 2014-2016. He didn't finish his course of study - instead he opted for freedom and the life and status of a refugee in … Continue reading From Afghanistan to Germany: The Life of a Refugee

To Ban or Not to Ban: That is the Immigration Question

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. February 5, 2017 http://www.globalnext.org I can’t think of a more controversial issue plaguing the U.S. news these days than Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban for seven countries deemed to be a potential threat to U.S. security. Protestors and pundits all have their opinions. A Federal judge has “undone” the ban and President … Continue reading To Ban or Not to Ban: That is the Immigration Question

Before it Gets Dark

December 28, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org As 2016 comes to a close, it’s hard not to think back over all that has happened - with new events marking the final days of the year. 2016 has been peppered with contentious issues like the U.S. presidential election, China’s growing aggression in the South China Seas, … Continue reading Before it Gets Dark

2016: The Rear-View Mirror Look

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. December 15, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org It’s time once again to take a look back at the year known as 2016. For me, this year has gone by quickly. At times, I felt that the clock just needed to stop - that time should graciously give us a break and let us catch our … Continue reading 2016: The Rear-View Mirror Look

Hillary, Huma and Weiner: The Most Bizarre U.S. Election Ever

Phil Johnson, Ph.D http://www.globalnext.org October 31, 2016 On Friday, October 28th, FBI director James Comey, sent a letter to members of Congress alerting them that the FBI was going to reopen the investigation on Hillary Clinton’s emails and the private server she maintained at her home while serving as Secretary of State - an investigation … Continue reading Hillary, Huma and Weiner: The Most Bizarre U.S. Election Ever

Presidential Campaigns, Controversy and Leadership

by Dr. Phil Johnson October 9, 2016 So, just a month before the U.S. presidential election, we’ve more controversies and scandals than ever. The obviously biased media is full of commentary.  Some members of the Republican party have now withdrawn their support of Donald Trump. (They will regret this later.) Things are as chaotic as … Continue reading Presidential Campaigns, Controversy and Leadership

The Power of Your Story

Globalnext spends a lot time chasing stories around the world - and we try to bring that information back to our conference participants and get them to start chasing stories too - and to live out the stories that God has given them to live out. And we've certainly come across our fair share of … Continue reading The Power of Your Story

A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

September 8, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. Global Next, LLC http://www.globalnext.org For a number of years I have have known and worked with a man who calls Al-Raqqah, Syria his home. Yes, the place of the headquarters of ISIS. This “son of Raqqah” is a man with whom I am well-acquainted and in turn is well-acquainted … Continue reading A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

The U.S. Does NOT Pay Ransom for Hostages – Until They Do

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. August 5, 2016 Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee of the Wall Street Journal broke news on August 3rd that the US secretly sent an unmarked cargo plane to Iran in the dead of night loaded with 400 million dollars in various currencies (Euros, Swiss Francs and other currencies) as a payment … Continue reading The U.S. Does NOT Pay Ransom for Hostages – Until They Do

New Season Begins for GlobalNext!

August 2, 2016 The hot, slow days of July have gone by and August is upon us.  With that, things for the Globalnexter begin to step into high gear.  For those who are following our work, our ideas and our global impact - here are some upcoming highlights. We hope you'll be able to join … Continue reading New Season Begins for GlobalNext!

Turkey’s Failed Coup: 5 Things to Know

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. July 17, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org 1. What happened and when?  Between Friday night and Saturday morning (July 14-15), segments of Turkey’s military attempted to take over the government and oust current president and leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who was vacationing on the Black Sea) Roads and bridges were blocked by tanks, helicopters dotted … Continue reading Turkey’s Failed Coup: 5 Things to Know

France Again? Terror Truck Kills at Least 84

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. July 16, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org 1.) What happened?  At about 10:30 pm on July 14th,  (France’s Independence Day - Bastille Day) a 31-year-old French citizen of Tunisian decent, drove his 20-ton truck through a busy pedestrian area on a famous promenade in Nice, France. He killed at least 84 people, wounding hundreds of … Continue reading France Again? Terror Truck Kills at Least 84

Dallas Ambush on Police: Update

Phil Johnson, Ph,.D. July 10, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org *The following includes the original article - as events were happening. This includes both the original as well as current updates and perspectives in race relations in the U.S. Within one day of each other, there were two police shootings of two back men  - and of course … Continue reading Dallas Ambush on Police: Update

Dallas: Police Ambushed by Snipers at Peaceful Rally

Phil Johnson, Ph,.D. July 8, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org Within one day of each other, there were two police shootings of two back men  - and of course two videos showing at least one perspective of the events. (In one case, the girlfriend live-streamed her boyfriend dying on Facebook - I can’t even begin to wrap my … Continue reading Dallas: Police Ambushed by Snipers at Peaceful Rally

2016 Half-Time Report: Bloody Season for ISIS and the Loss of Elie Wiesel

July 6, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org Here we are, just barely past the half-way mark of the year and the figures for ISIS terror attacks is astounding. In the first half of 2016, there have been 1208 jihad-inspired attacks in 50 countries, in which 11,076 people were killed and 13,356 were injured. You can … Continue reading 2016 Half-Time Report: Bloody Season for ISIS and the Loss of Elie Wiesel

Benghazi, Libya: Is There Anything New?

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. June 29, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org When our consulate in Benghazi was attacked on September 11, 2012, I was in Cairo, Egypt - watching our embassy being attacked by a large and angry group of Egyptians - who were actually offended by an anti-Muslim video they had seen on YouTube. The building had been … Continue reading Benghazi, Libya: Is There Anything New?

BREXIT: It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, unfriending someone on Facebook and making Vladimir Putin happy all at once

June 27, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.d. http://www.globalnext.org Ok, so the UK has made a decision for itself - to leave the European Union. While the vote was close, the majority of voters decided it was time to walk away. But nearly half the country disagrees that the UK will be better off outside the EU … Continue reading BREXIT: It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, unfriending someone on Facebook and making Vladimir Putin happy all at once