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Why The Pope Stirred The Turkish Pot

While much of the world, including the United States, has consistently failed to recognize Turkey’s World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, Pope Francis’s April 12 comments made crystal clear his and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on the matter.

Putin’s War has Come to the Pews

The Ukraine crisis is exacerbating tensions among Orthodox Christians. One year on, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war is threatening to further fracture Orthodoxy in Ukraine. While Orthodoxy has played a role in Ukraine-Russia relations long before the 2013 to 2014 Euromaidan protests and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine, a decades-long divide has found renewed prominence in the…

Pope Takes on U.S. Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the only world leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) extended a speech invitation to this month. Turns out he asked the pope for a visit, too.

Unmasking Team Putin

Author Karen Dawisha explains how Vladimir Putin and his cronies climbed to power. Russia’s authoritarian turn under President Vladimir Putin may have been kicked into high gear the past few years, but it’s been a long time coming.

Why The Pope Stirred The Turkish Pot

While much of the world, including the United States, has consistently failed to recognize Turkey’s World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, Pope Francis’s April 12 comments made crystal clear his and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on the matter.

Putin’s War has Come to the Pews

The Ukraine crisis is exacerbating tensions among Orthodox Christians. One year on, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war is threatening to further fracture Orthodoxy in Ukraine. While Orthodoxy has played a role in Ukraine-Russia relations long before the 2013 to 2014 Euromaidan protests and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine, a decades-long divide has found renewed prominence in the…

Pope Takes on U.S. Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the only world leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) extended a speech invitation to this month. Turns out he asked the pope for a visit, too.

Unmasking Team Putin

Author Karen Dawisha explains how Vladimir Putin and his cronies climbed to power. Russia’s authoritarian turn under President Vladimir Putin may have been kicked into high gear the past few years, but it’s been a long time coming.