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Divisible, Not Incompatible: Why Putting Political Agenda in Its Proper Place Leads to Better Human Rights Strategy and Economic and Social Outcomes
Divisible, Not Incompatible: Why Putting Political Agenda in Its Proper Place Leads to Better Human Rights Strategy and Economic and Social Outcomes

Summer 2018 was a landmark season for the US and its participation in advancing international human rights. First, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley led the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, and then the US Department of State hosted the first ever international religious freedom ministerial to advance religious liberty around the world.

One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic
One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic

America and NATO’s interests in the Arctic—which include territorial integrity, sovereignty, resource exploration and development, trade, and freedom of navigation—are under threat because of Russia’s actions.

NATO Compass, Izmir, Turkey
NATO Takes the Fifth

What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.

The Small Nations and European Reconstruction
The Small Nations and European Reconstruction

In 1942, Christianity & Crisis argues the importance of preserving and incorporating smaller nation-states when reconstructing Europe after World War II.

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Christian Refugees Persecuted in Sweden

Christian refugees who have fled persecution in their home countries now face the same fate in Sweden.

The Cost of Responsibility

This is not a blog about Sweden, but much of it will seem like it is. Recent Nordic events certainly warrant comment. Mirroring the larger European mood, Sweden, perhaps particularly so, is suffering some loss of confidence in the endurance of her own sovereignty. In an opinion piece in Sweden’s Svenska Dagbladet newspaper, the leadership of the influential Center Party neatly summarizes the reason, “We lack the ability to defend ourselves.”