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

Shootings in Tel Aviv Condemned by the World..but Not By Everyone

June 10, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. Global Next Leadership Institute http://www.globalnext.org On June 8th, two Palestinian terrorists opened fire on civilians at the Sarona market in Tel Aviv killing four people and wounding at least five others. Both gunmen are in custody. According to the Israeli Security Agency, September 2015 saw the start of a … Continue reading Shootings in Tel Aviv Condemned by the World..but Not By Everyone

Peace: One Step Backwards for Israel and Palestine

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. April 21, 2016 On Monday of this week, a bomb exploded on a bus in Jerusalem wounding 20 and killing the perpetrator, a 19-year old Palestinian man from the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem. Hamas has claimed responsibility. This, in addition to the increased number of stabbings in Jerusalem this year do … Continue reading Peace: One Step Backwards for Israel and Palestine

Finally: An Iran Nuke Deal: The “Great Satan” and the “World’s Top Sponsor of Terrorism” Come to Terms

July 15, 2015 After years of talking about it, a deal was finally struck on Tuesday morning regarding Iran’s nuclear program. As could be expected, not everyone agrees with it. The news of the deal struck some as the best thing ever, others felt it was the best that could be done under the circumstances, … Continue reading Finally: An Iran Nuke Deal: The “Great Satan” and the “World’s Top Sponsor of Terrorism” Come to Terms

Paris: The Charlie Hebdo Effect Still Lingers

March 2, 2015 I just finished a leadership conference in Germany and Italy and arrived in Paris last night- a place that was awash in terror on January 7th when the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine was attacked. Two days later, a kosher (Jewish) market in the south-eastern area of Paris was … Continue reading Paris: The Charlie Hebdo Effect Still Lingers

2014 RECAP

December 31, 2014 I love New Year’s Eve. I don’t actually do anything - or go anywhere, but there is something very satisfying about letting a year expire - with all the good or not-so-good that happened, at least it’s over and there’s a chance to start a new year. But before we officially say … Continue reading 2014 RECAP

The World in a Nutshell: October 2014

It is time to give a quick “global update” and comment on some of the many stories dominating the news theses days. Fasten your seatbelt - here’s the world: 1. Shooting Near the Canadian Parliament. One soldier was killed and at least 3 others were wounded by a terrorist shooting today in Ottawa. Why does it … Continue reading The World in a Nutshell: October 2014

The ISIS Threat: As Viewed from Neighboring Lebanon

October 9, 2014 Regardless as to the US-led airstrikes which began several weeks ago, ISIS remains on the march. As I write this, the strategic town of Kobani, on Syria’s border with Turkey, is under siege. It seems likely now that Kobani will fall to ISIS - and Turkey seems to sit on the border with … Continue reading The ISIS Threat: As Viewed from Neighboring Lebanon

GLOBAL UPDATE: MAY 2014

May 26, 2014 Every once in a while, I’ll stop and post some views on what’s happening in the world. It almost seems like a full-time job just to try to keep track of all that’s happening. Here’s my “simplified” list of five complex issues that are happening now: EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: What’s happening? Egypt … Continue reading GLOBAL UPDATE: MAY 2014

Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up

April 14, 2014Well, it appears I am not a good blogger when I am traveling. Maybe I need to Tweet more - and share “sound-bites” of my impressions of the world. Obviously waiting for the “right time” to write a more comprehensive account of leadership conferences and other experiences is not working! So, as the … Continue reading Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up