Randy Thompson

Randy Thompson is a senior fellow in religious literacy at the University of Washington. Randy has a doctorate in international studies, in which his research focused on the Southern Baptist Convention and foreign affairs, before during and after the War in Iraq. 

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Analysis: Trump’s reversal in Syria was a play to keep his base intact


When the White House withdrew US troops from Syria, it unwittingly sacrificed one of its core constituencies’ dearest causes — Christians in the Middle East. US actions in the region since the early October withdrawal have been a response to their ire. It’s working — for now.