Shadow Government

Trump’s Farcical New Beginning With Muslims

The president’s trip to Saudi Arabia isn’t the start of a new relationship with the Arab world; it’s militarism, disdain for human rights, and caricature of religion.


The United States Should Extradite Fetullah Gülen

It is clear to the government of Turkey that the Pennsylvania cleric is a coup plotter. Donald Trump should honor our request to bring him to justice.


The Improbable Rise and Blasphemous Fall of a Christian Politician in Indonesia

The country has no choice but to live with religious identity politics — but it doesn't have to like the consequences.


Hawaii Launches First Attack Against New Trump Travel Ban

Suit is the first in a wave of challenges to rely on Trump’s past statements to overturn ban.

The Cable

Dalai Lama Interview Fuels New Fire in China-Tibet Spat

Tibet’s spiritual figurehead ridicules Chinese officials on HBO show.

The Cable

Georgian Priest Arrested for Alleged Plot to Poison Unnamed Cleric

A story involving a priest, the Patriarch, cyanide, and a trip to Berlin.


The Father, the Son, and Donald Trump’s Holy War

How Trump’s “Muslim ban” is creating a minority where there was none before and making all Americans choose where they stand.


Here’s Looking At You, 2050

How a less Christian Europe, an aging population in the West, and the empowerment of women are going to shape the future.

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