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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
FOR YOUR INFORMATION January 22, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday January 20, 2013. On Wednesday, the United States observed its annual National Religious Freedom Day. This day... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION January 14, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on January 14, 2013. Former Soviet prisoner and refusenik Natan Sharansky, Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi, and Iranian... Read More
For Your Information 12/26/2012 | By Katrina Lantos Swett The following Washington Post On Faith opinion waspublished on December 24, 2012. In a poem that became one of America"s most beautiful Christmas carols, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "I heard the bells on Christmas day, their old... Read More
For Your Information December 20, 2012 | By Katrina Lantos Swett Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has passed a succession of anti-human rights laws curtailing freedom of expression, association, and assembly. Parliament might even pass a proposed blasphemy law that clearly would violate... Read More
For Your Information December 19, 2012 | By: Mary Ann Glendon and Azizah al-Hibri The following commentary appeared in The National Interest on December 18, 2012. When most people picture Western Europe, they envision well-established democracies where fundamental... Read More
For Your Information July 6,2011| By: William Shaw and Nina Shea The following op-ed appeared in The Hill on July 6, 2011. On July 9, the world will witness the birth of a new nation and a triumph for religious freedom and related rights. The people of South Sudan chose independence in a... Read More
For Your Information December 14, 2012| ByRep. Frank Wolf, Rep. James McGovern, and Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Politico on December 14, 2012. Gao Zhisheng is one of the most respected human rights lawyers in China. In the course of defending... Read More
For Your Information December 6, 2012| By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appearned in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on December 6, 2012. Starting on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, Jews in Pittsburgh and across the world will be lighting Hanukkah... Read More

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