International Religious Liberty

Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities
Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In the fate of Egypt and its Christians, we should read one crucial fact: neither democratic nor authoritarian governance delivered anything resembling equal citizenship.

Are the Arab Gulf States Improving in Religious Liberty?
Are the Arab Gulf States Improving Religious Liberty?

When considering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen many of these countries deserve commendation for participating in interfaith dialogues. However, they have made no significant progress in improving religious liberty within their borders.

The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine
The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine

While many aspects of the Russo-Ukrainian war—such as the annexation of Crimea, the shootdown of passenger airliner MH17, and the…

Authoritarians Won't Save the Middle East's Religious Minorities
Authoritarians Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In every major Muslim country, governments use, abuse, and instrumentalize religion, but they don’t merely use it; they feature it…

China Human Trafficking - How China’s Restrictive Family Planning Policies Have Resulted in Human Rights Violations
How China’s Restrictive Family Planning Policies Have Resulted in Human Rights Violations

Over the past few years, the People’s Republic of China has received international criticism for its harsh treatment of Uighur…

Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs
Chinese Government Targets Children to Further Control Uighurs

As the crisis in Xinjiang continues, new information continues to reveal the Chinese government’s pernicious and deceptive methods of political…

What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests
What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

Daily protests in Hong Kong have been going on for more than two months, leading a top Chinese official to…

A Little God with Your Foreign Policy
A Little God with Your Foreign Policy

State Department Ministerial is part of Ambassador Brownback’s rewiring of US foreign policy to prioritize religious freedom.

Kazakhstan’s June 9 Elections and the Future of Tolerance and Diversity

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 elections with 70 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Amirzhan Kosanov, obtained around 16 percent.