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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
The Washington Times January 1, 2001 By Elliott Abrams With the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) in October 1998, Congress launched an important experiment in American diplomacy. Could the issue of religious freedom, an orphan in the nation's official... Read More
Los Angeles Times Friday, December 29, 2000 By Elliott Abrams The latest move in China's ongoing anti-religion campaign is as subtle as a sledgehammer. Literally. In the eastern province of Zhejiang, officials boast that they have destroyed, confiscated or shut down 450... Read More
The Washington Post November 14, 2000 By Elliott Abrams An amendment signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens the "liquidation" of thousands of religious groups at the end of this year. When President Clinton meets with Putin during the Asia-Pacific... Read More

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