Why Iranians Are Embracing Christianity

June 25 2021

Except perhaps for the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country in the world governed by an explicitly Islamist regime. Yet it also has one of the world’s fastest-growing Christian populations—despite the risk of severe persecution for Muslims who abandon their religion. Daniel Pipes writes:

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More about: Christianity, Iran, Islamism, Middle East

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war