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Protecting Iraq's religious minorities The Washington Times, December 22, 2006 By Felice D. Gaer and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Since 2003, more than 1.5 million Iraqis have fled their country, and a similar number are displaced within Iraq - a massive flight of more than one in... Read More
By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou At the U.N. General Assembly last week, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf called for a strategy of "enlightened moderation" to combat terrorism, to end conflicts affecting Islamic states, and to "bridge ...... Read More
Questions for Khatami Will His 'Dialogue' on Faith Mention Iran's Intolerance? The Washington Post, September 7, 2006 By Felice D. Gaer and Nina Shea There is a troubling irony in inviting former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to speak today at the National... Read More
The New York Sun April 18, 2006 By Michael Cromartie and Felice D. Gaer President Hu will visit President Bush at the White House this week. The two leaders will talk about trade and Taiwan, but they should also talk frankly about Jigme Gyatso, a Tibetan monk imprisoned for 15 years... Read More
The Philadelphia Inquirer March 3, 2006 By Michael Cromartie and Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou The government of Gen. Pervez Musharraf has been a key player in the Bush administration's efforts against al-Qaeda and Taliban remnants that have retreated into the largely impenetrable... Read More
Iraq Must Avoid a Rollback of Rights The Washington Post August 4, 2005 By Preeta D. Bansal and Nina Shea Iraq's new democracy will be crippled from the outset if the drafts of the country's permanent constitution being circulated are any indication of where things are... Read More
WAR of Ideas The political wars being waged with Saudi Arabia over terrorism and oil prices are well-known. But battles are being waged on two other key fronts, as well. Dallas Morning News May 8, 2005 By Preeta D. Bansal and Nina Shea After their recent meeting in Crawford, Saudi... Read More
Wall Street Journal November 10, 2003 By Khaled Abou El Fadl The religious extremists who form al Qaeda and similar terrorist groups are a threat not only to the U.S., but also other parts of the world -- including Saudi Arabia. Since Sept. 11, there have been numerous reports... Read More
New York Times October 1, 2003 By Preeta D. Bansal and Felice D. Gaer American efforts to build a democratic, tolerant Afghanistan are facing a serious challenge: the draft of the Afghan constitution, which may be made public as early as this week, does not yet provide for crucial human rights... Read More
The Washington Post February 27, 2003 By Felice D. Gaer and Michael K. Young The U.S. is still far from achieving a lasting humanitarian victory. Even as attention shifts to Iraq, America needs to be careful not to forget that its work in Afghanistan is just beginning. We have... Read More

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