The Truth About Iran’s Role in Syria

July 24, 2018 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. Global Next The war in Syria has raged for more than seven years and has brought with it the deaths of half a million people, the displacement of millions more and untold suffering and destruction. And it’s not over yet.  In 2016, when I was doing research in … Continue reading The Truth About Iran’s Role in Syria

ISIS: Fire and the Healing of the Believer’s Chest

February 6, 2015 Over the last couple of weeks, ISIS (Islamic State) has continued to make headlines by gaining territory in Syria, decapitating two Japanese journalists and releasing a highly-produced video showing the burning alive of Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kassasbeh. In addition, a report released on Wednesday by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of … Continue reading ISIS: Fire and the Healing of the Believer’s Chest

Iran, Nukes and Deals

November 13,  2013 So, I guess we’re on speaking terms again with Iran. It’s been a while - since 1979 when the Iranian Revolution ousted the US-backed Shah and 52 Americans were taken hostage when the US Embassy was overrun by revolutionaries. The Americans were kept captive for 444 days until Ronald Reagan became president. … Continue reading Iran, Nukes and Deals

Waffling on Syria

First, we have a leadership problem. Regardless as to whether or not I think military action in Syria is a good idea or not, if a president is going to make big “red-line” statements, then he should do what he says he’s going to do. Or don’t say anything. Obama said he was going to … Continue reading Waffling on Syria