International Religious Liberty

Religious Freedom and Democracy a Decade after the Arab Spring
Religious Freedom and Democracy a Decade after the Arab Spring

Although liberty movements swept the Middle East during the Arab Spring, an assessment of citizen’s rights and liberties in 2021 is disheartening. Little has changed.

The Capitol Hill Invasion and International Religious Freedom
The Capitol Hill Invasion and International Religious Freedom

This perception in Latin America and elsewhere is very troubling and should worry American conservative Christians who care about international religious freedom.

Indonesia Bans FPI and Appoints New Minister of Religious Affairs, Signaling More Robust Opposition to Radicalism
Indonesia Appoints New Minister of Religious Affairs, Signaling More Robust Opposition to Radicalism

On December 22, Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet. The shuffle was expected, but it did contain a big surprise on the religious front.

Sudan Moves in Right Direction on Religious Liberty, but Progress is Fragile
Sudan Moves in Right Direction on Religious Liberty, but Progress is Fragile

Despite the many challenges Sudan faces, its government’s defense of religious freedom gives reason for optimism that it is on the path to a more prosperous and more peaceful future.

Cambridge Academics Rightfully Reject Respect
Cambridge Academics Rightfully Reject “Respect”

It is not often that an intra-university dispute on whether to ask for toleration rather than respect gets international press coverage. But such has been the fate of recent events at England’s venerable University of Cambridge.

House Resolution Condemning Blasphemy Law a Small Bright Spot at the End of a Dark Year
House Resolution Condemning Blasphemy Law a Small Bright Spot at the End of a Dark Year

On December 7, 2020, the US House of Representatives by a vote of 386-3 passed House Resolution 512, which calls for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.

“Save Lebanon and Stop Turkey” Should Be the Cornerstone of Biden’s Middle East Policy
“Save Lebanon and Stop Turkey” Should Be the Cornerstone of Biden’s Middle East Policy

President-elect Joe Biden must construct a foreign policy agenda that prioritizes confronting Turkey, on its belligerent international conduct, and stabilizing the spiraling economic, political, and security situation in Lebanon.

Beneath the Waves of the South China Sea Dispute
Beneath the Waves of the South China Sea Dispute

Much of China may convert to Christianity by 2050. What are the implications of such a projection, and how might it affect US foreign policy toward issues like the South China Sea?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Is Following Path of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Pakistan
Erdogan’s Turkey Is Following Path of Zia’s Pakistan

Islamist terrorists have struck Europe again. The attack in Vienna, Austria, following the attack in Nice, France, shows that while…