• Paul Gadalla

    Paul Gadalla

    Central Communications Department at The Brookings Institution

    Paul Gadalla is a former Beirut-based journalist who also worked in communications at the Carnegie Middle East Center and is currently with the Central Communications Department at The Brookings Institution. He holds an M.A. in Political Science with a focus on the Middle East from Northeastern University.

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The Splitting
Church History

The Divided House of Middle Eastern Christians

The current situation is bleak for Christians in the Middle East, largely split between the Oriental and Byzantine rites.  They are hemmed in by dictatorships, sidelined by political Islam and exploited by militia groups while their pleas for aid are generally disregarded by Western powers. Yet despite their dwindling numbers and waning influence, petty squabbles...
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