Op-Eds

FOR YOUR INFORMATION July 30, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared on RNS on July 29, 2014 While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month China has been cementing this grim legacy — particularly... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION July 3, 2014 | By Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared on CNN on July 3, 2014. The recent ordeal of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese mother and wife of an American citizen -- coupled with Iran's continued imprisonment of Saeed Abedini, also an American citizen... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION June 18, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett & Mary Ann Glendon  The following op-ed appeared in Deseret News on June 18, 2014. In the Geneva meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that began on June 10 and runs through June 27 are a number of member... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION June 9, 2014 | By Thomas J. Reese & Daniel I. Mark The following op-ed appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 8, 2014. The sentencing to death last month of a Sudanese woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, by a court in Khartoum for apostasy garnered international... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 30, 2014 | By Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on May 30, 2014. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), of which I am Chairman, released its 2014 Annual Report... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 20, 2014 | By Robert P. George & Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 19, 2014. As Iran approaches the anniversary of Hasan Rouhani's presidential victory, the Islamic Republic's human-rights record, particularly its... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 9, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in the Christian Science Monitor on May 8, 2014. WASHINGTON - While this year marks the 100th anniversary of Nigeria’s nationhood, many Nigerians find themselves more alarmed and... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 1, 2014 | By Robert P. George  The following op-ed appeared in The Hill on April 30, 2014.   Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, has been serving an eight-year prison sentence since January 2012 for “threatening national security”... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION April 14, 2014 | By Katrina Lantos Swett and M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in the Global Post on April 10, 2014. WASHINGTON — Last week's Formula 1 automotive racing event spotlighted the host country of Bahrain, which remains home to the region’s largest... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION April 2, 2014 | Elliott Abrams and Eric P. Schwartz The following op-ed appeared in USA Today on April 1, 2014 Overzealous security precautions keep America from living up to its ideals. Last month, as Syria's civil war entered its fourth year, bloodshed... Read More

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