FROM THE FIELD

Supporting US troops through the love of game

Dear supporters, I hope you enjoyed the World Cup as much as we did at Spirit of America. What’s extraordinary about the Cup is how, regardless of what corner of the globe you come from, over the past few weeks, we all came together to enjoy the same game of soccer, otherwise known as the … Continued

By assisting our partners, we secure ourselves

Over the last several years, we’ve been teaming up with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Directorate and US civil affairs teams on a whole host of assistance projects. Together, our joint efforts have fostered good governance, brought diverse communities together, and reinforced the LAF’s role as the sole guarantor of security … Continued

Free and Brave. Happy 4th!

Friends, When I was in eighth grade, in the waning years of the Vietnam War, my history teacher had our class discuss the National Anthem. He asked if we thought The Star Spangled Banner was too militaristic and suggested America the Beautiful would be more appropriate. I don’t remember much from 8th grade but I … Continued

It Begins with Knowledge: SoA provides 1,100 academic books to the Jordan Center for Counter Extremism

Given its stability and strategic geopolitical position in a region characterized by conflict and discord, Jordan has long been an indispensable US partner in the Middle East. The alliance between the two countries stretches back decades. In addition to security cooperation, Jordan and the US work closely on numerous regional issues, including their commitment to … Continued

Bringing American values to Tajikistan

A few months ago, my colleague Zack Bazzi wrote to you about some of the projects Spirit of America has been working on all throughout the Middle East. Today, I want to provide an update on our progress in Tajikistan, where SoA is working with the US Embassy to renovate an “American Space”. This facility … Continued