International Religious Liberty

Support Religious Freedom to Counter China
Support Religious Freedom to Counter China

Support for religious freedom as a foreign policy tool in great power competition is pragmatic, moral, and popular.

America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts
America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts

Both the US government and Christian groups should prioritize Iran’s treatment of Christian converts.

The World Finally Sees Xi’s China as It Is
The World Finally Sees Xi’s China as It Is

After years of wishful thinking, America and its allies in the Indo-Pacific are returning, finally, to what President Franklin Roosevelt called “armed defense of democratic existence.” Given Beijing’s actions both at home and abroad, one wonders what took them so long.

The World Needs Clarity on Human Rights

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights in July 2019, many activists and pundits reacted sharply and negatively. But the world needs clarity on human rights.

Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt
Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

It is important to view Nigeria’s Middle Belt conflict in the context of Islamic extremism across the Sahel.

International Religious Freedom Should Never Be Politicized
International Religious Freedom Should Never Be Politicized

International religious freedom is not a partisan issue and should never be framed as such. Democrats and Republicans have always worked together on this issue and should continue to do so.

Implications of the Hagia Sophia’s Conversion to a Mosque

Hagia Sophia’s conversion is the culmination of Erdoğan’s long campaign to transform Turkey into a neo-Ottoman empire.

Why Idealists Are Wrong about China’s Peaceful Rise
Idealists Are Wrong about China’s Peaceful Rise

Idealists argue China’s increasing power will not result in a hegemonic war with the US. They are dead wrong.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Response Fails Its Minorities

In the past few weeks, Pakistan has attempted to mitigate COVID-19’s effect on its economy and people. However, these efforts have largely ignored the needs of Pakistan’s minorities. The result is an increase in human rights violations.