Op-Eds

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
FOR YOUR INFORMATION April 1, 2013 | By  USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett  Even as we prepare to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, European society's dark past of bigotry haunts our present The following op-ed appeared in The Guardian on March 31, 2013.  As fellow Americans... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION March 18, 2013| By: Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in Roll Call on March 15, 2013. While the world remains riveted to Egypt"s challenges and Syria"s travails, much is also at stake in Bahrain, a strategically vital Gulf nation... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION March 11, 2013 | By M. Zuhdi Jasser The following appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on March 11, 2013. From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn of Africa has long been a turbulent region. A notable... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 14, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and Catherine Cosman The following op-ed appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. "Russia is now a police state." We heard those words from civil society activists in late... Read More

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