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
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