Op-Eds

FOR YOUR INFORMATION June 26, 2013 |By Katrina Lantos Swett Editor"s note: Katrina Lantos Swett is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The views expressed are the writer"s own. The following op-ed appeared on CNN World/GPS on June 26, 2013. Fifty years ago... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION 6/20/2013|By Katrina Lantos Swett The following appaeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on June 20, 2013 In an increasingly volatile world, few threats to peace compare to the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iranian government. For the Iranian people... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION March 21, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on March 21, 2013. In December 2012, Egypt approved a new constitution by referendum. How does it measure up to international standards for constitutional... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION June 10, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and Mary Ann Glendon The following op-ed appeared on Al-Monitor on June 9, 2013. In June 2012, more than 16 months following the Tahrir Square revolution and the end of Hosni Mubarak"s reign, Egypt went to the... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 1, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed was published in the Boston Herald on May 1, 2013. Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the violent demise of Osama bin Laden. His death provided a measure of justice, yet recent events offer a chilling... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 30, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett Editor"s note: Katrina Lantos Swett is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The views expressed reflect those of USCIRF and not CNN. With Iran"s presidential election  looming next month, ongoing... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 26, 2013 | by Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed was published in the Patriot-News on May 26, 2013. As we prepare to observe Memorial Day this Monday, we reflect on how Americans in every generation have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 20, 2013| By William Shaw and M. Zuhdi Jasser , and Azizah al-Hibri When President Obama meets with President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) today, he should emphasize Washington"s commitment to Myanmar"s progress, while stressing the importance of preventing... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 14, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following was published in the Washington Post, On Faith on May 14, 2013. Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote a pivotal human right abroad. In October... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION April 18, 2013 | By Elliott Abrams and Azizah al-Hibri Xi Jinping needs to hear that religious freedom is the only way to stop self-immolations. The following op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 18, 2013. When Kal Kyi, a 30-year-old mother of four, set... Read More

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