Op-Eds

October 29, 2011 | by Commissioners Leonard Leo and Don Argue Whether or not Iran's top leaders were aware of the recent alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington, one thing is clear: They are fully aware of and complicit in severely violating the rights of their own... Read More
August 26, 2011 | by Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Nina Shea The following article appeared in The Hill on August 26, 2011. To access the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/178317-religious-freedom-for-turkey The recent resignation of Turkey"s military... Read More
ROLL CALL Opinion Special to Roll Call Aug. 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m. In its global struggle against violent religious extremism and terror, the United States has had an increasingly strained relationship with Pakistan, which has failed to counter these forces effectively, especially in recent... Read More
July 1, 2011 | by Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou The following article appeared in the Harvard International Review. To access this article, go to http://hir.harvard.edu/protecting-religious-freedom-abroad For much of the world, there is no greater human right than the... Read More
June 22, 2011 | by Don Argue and Ted Van Der Meid The following article appeared in The Hill on June 22, 2011. For a link to the original article, go to http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/167905-a-voice-for-irans-freedom The week of June 20 marks the second anniversary of the... Read More
For Your Information March 18, 2011| by Richard D. Land and Talal Y. Eid Lifting Heavy Hand of Religious Repression Due to Eritrea"s systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), on... Read More
For your consideration: The Washington Post: Christian-Muslim Tension in Egypt: Religious Freedom Must Prevail By Leonard Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou March 16, 2011 It is not enough to advocate that Egypt’s demonstrators be heard and heeded. That alone could usher in a new form of tyranny.... Read More
By Leonard Leo and Don Argue http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonard-leo/confronting-chinas-failur_b_811116.html For decades, the United States has failed to address the abysmal human rights record of China, the world's most populous nation, with sufficient clarity or strength. As... Read More
By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers and sisters in Iraq face the unthinkable: the possible obliteration of their community, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Victimized by violence,... Read More
For your consideration: US to Bashir: Zero Tolerance for Gamesmanship By Nina Shea and William Shaw The story is all-too-familiar. A Sudanese town is burnt to the ground. Schools and hospitals are targeted and destroyed. Hundreds of civilians are murdered by tribal militia and... Read More

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