December 10, 2018 Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org I’ve been busy with Global Next’s international conferences, domestic speaking engagements and some in-person research in North Africa. So now it seems like it’s time to take an overview on some of the stories that have littered the landscape in November and December as we rush headlong … Continue reading Global Roundup: December 2018 – Part 1: Paris and Libya
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
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
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?
January 15, 2014 Well, it’s only January, but it’s time to do a quick update on what’s going on in the Middle East. There are four issues that deserve our attention. DEAL WITH IRAN The West struck a landmark deal with Iran over their nuclear program. Under the deal, Iran has agreed to cap the … Continue reading MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Iran, Libya, Iraq and Egypt
On October 5th the US conducted two raids to capture high-value targets in Africa, one in Libya and the other in Somalia. The raid in Somalia netted nothing, but the incursion in Libya turned up Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, aka Abu Anas al-Libi - who was arrested and is apparently on the USS San Antonio being … Continue reading Al-Qaeda Terrorist Captured Instead of “Droned.” Why the Shift in US Strategy?
It’s the 12th anniversary of 9/11 - a dozen years have passed. 9/11 has definitively changed the world and the way people look at safety, security, terrorism, radicalism and how nations interact with one another and against one another. But today is also the one year anniversary of another event: The murder of US Ambassador … Continue reading Benghazi: One Year Out