Israel: Connecting Past, Present and Future

June 16, 2019 Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext The last days of Global Next’s 2018-2019 season has come to a close with an incredible conference in Israel with a beautiful group of people. In fact, I would be hard-pressed to assemble a better mixture of individuals filled with a readiness to learn, an ability to … Continue reading Israel: Connecting Past, Present and Future

Gay Pride in Conservative Jerusalem

Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. June 6, 2019 http://www.globalnext.org It used to be said that you go to Jerusalem to pray and to Tel Aviv to play. I guess that old saying has not been true for a while. Today, marching down the street in front of my hotel was Jerusalem's gay pride parade. The group … Continue reading Gay Pride in Conservative Jerusalem

Here’s Your World Right Now: May 2019

May 28, 2019 Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org As Memorial Day 2019 has come and gone, I am thankful for those men and woman who gave their lives for the freedom that we, as Americans enjoy. A freedom that many of us enjoy quite casually, but freedom and liberty are quite rare - and often … Continue reading Here’s Your World Right Now: May 2019

Terror Attacks: Synagogues, Churches and Mosques: Why the Sri Lanka Attacks were Different

Philip C Johnson, Ph.D. April 28, 2019 http://www.globalnext.org To say things have been tough on religious groups lately would be an understatement. On March 15th, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand were attacked killing 50 people. One week ago today, on April 21st,  Resurrection (Easter) Sunday, 253 people were killed in an attack in Sri … Continue reading Terror Attacks: Synagogues, Churches and Mosques: Why the Sri Lanka Attacks were Different

Guess What? Your President is Not a Traitor: Trump and Russian Collusion

Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. April 20, 2019 http://www.globalnext.org Well, after nearly two years, the Mueller Report was finally released revealing whether or not President Donald Trump and/or his team colluded with, conspired with or worked hand-in-hand with Russia and Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 Presidential election from the Democratic Party and the media-anointed Hilary … Continue reading Guess What? Your President is Not a Traitor: Trump and Russian Collusion

The Cathedral of Notre Dame: Fire, Disrespect and Symbolism that’s Just a Little too Obvious

April 18, 2019 Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org On Monday, April 15th, a massive fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris engulfed the church, destroying large parts of this more than 850-year-old icon of French history and Christianity. The tragedy’s poignancy is only increased because of its timing - it happened between Palm … Continue reading The Cathedral of Notre Dame: Fire, Disrespect and Symbolism that’s Just a Little too Obvious

Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Tragedy, Blame and the Death of Free Speech

March 22, 2019 Philip Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org A lot of people have asked me about my thoughts regarding the Christchurch Mosque Massacre of March 15th. I have a lot of thoughts. Even more questions. And I shared a few predictions with Global Next's students regarding what I thought would be the aftermath of this event. … Continue reading Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Tragedy, Blame and the Death of Free Speech

The Comeback of ISIS: Will Your Favorite Jihadist Group Return?

This is a revised version of my original article. Why? Because the original article sent the Kurdish government into a panic because I revealed classified and sensitive information. Read the new version to find out the absurd interaction between a simple journalist like me and the loose lips of Kurdish government officials. Ridiculous.

The Global Nexter

March 10, 2019
Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D.
www.globalnext.org

Perhaps you noticed that this particular article suddenly disappeared after being published. If you were someone who was able to read the original, I am happy for that. If not – let me explain.

I have spent the last week dealing with Kurdish government officials who have been nagging me, begging me and harassing me to delete the original article? I’ve been promised other access and other information from high-level government officials on my next visit – but we’ll see.  Why all the panic on their side?(And trust me – it was panic – I am tempted to publicly release their emails to me.)  Because apparently, the information that I wrote about was extremely accurate, but highly classified and sensitive.

Now I have a couple of questions:

1.) If you are a Kurdish government official and possess classified information…

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The Comeback of ISIS: Will Your Favorite Jihadist Group Return?

March 10, 2019 Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org Perhaps you noticed that this particular article suddenly disappeared after being published. If you were someone who was able to read the original, I am happy for that. If not - let me explain. I have spent the last week dealing with Kurdish government officials who have … Continue reading The Comeback of ISIS: Will Your Favorite Jihadist Group Return?