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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2008 Contact: Judith Ingram Communications Director 202/523-3240 communications@uscirf.gov The Saudis' dubious interfaith agenda at the UN The country's lack of religious freedom betrays its lofty rhetoric. The real aim of its 'dialogue' is to... Read More
Say a prayer for Vietnam Asia Times Online - July 15, 2008 By Preeta D Bansal and Richard D Land WASHINGTON - Days after taking up the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in a long-sought affirmation of its international standing, the government of... Read More
Eye on Pakistan Washington Times, June 21, 2007 By Felice D. Gaer and Michael Cromartie Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met this week in Washington with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid M. Kasuri, underlining U.S. support for the Pakistani government. Ironically, while the... Read More
U.S. Must Revive Focus on Sudan If Peace Is To Be Salvaged Las Cruces Sun-News, April 20, 2007 By Bishop Ricardo Ramirez and Michael Cromartie Two years ago, the United States helped broker a peace agreement in Sudan that ended two decades of North-South civil war with solemn promises... Read More
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

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