In today’s hyperpolarized environment, Beltway commentators and even think-tank scholars seem unable to resist the temptation to put a partisan twist on the most nonpartisan of causes. While some voices have attempted to politicize the issue of international religious freedom (IRF), the cause itself continues to attract wide bipartisan support.
Steven HowardJuly 8, 2021
One important theme of the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a message of hope to Christians in the Middle East and Africa that they are not forgotten.
Gregory J. Mansour & Toufic BaakliniApril 2, 2021
In “The Education of an Idealist,” Samantha Power comes across as a compassionate person with generous impulses. These attributes cannot by themselves determine policy on the question of humanitarian interventions.
David L. TubbsJuly 17, 2020
The United Nations has failed to do what it was created to do—“promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security.”
Alan DowdSeptember 25, 2018
HBO’s The Final Year traverses the globe, from Africa to the Arctic, Havana to Hanoi, but it is in Syria where the cockfight personified by Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes climaxes. Indeed, President Obama claims that “on no other issue was there such a split” between them.
Matt GobushMarch 12, 2018
This essay examines the perspectives of three eminent Christian leaders—Ambassador Charles Malik, Father Richard John Neuhaus, and Reverend Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They were shaped by different theological traditions (Greek Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran, respectively), but each wrestled with the political, cultural, and moral crises of their times according to their Christian convictions.
Emilie KaoJanuary 31, 2018
As we assess Trump’s early foreign policy moves and first international tour, it helps to look back upon Obama’s. Here, then, are passages from A Perilous Path.
Anne R. PierceJune 5, 2017
During the Iraq War, there was no shortage of outrage. But why is the political left so quiet on the humanitarian nightmare that is Syria?
Daniel StrandOctober 18, 2016