Millions of Muslims think Shariah means the rule of law. Noah Feldman examines whether they could be right.
Walter Russell Mead discusses how America’s evangelicals are growing more moderate—and more powerful.
This article examines how some followers of Buddhism, a religion that encourages detachment from worldly desires and feelings, are influencing government and picking up arms. A fast growing religion, Buddhists are increasingly visible – Burma, Thailand, and Tibet have all seen Buddhist uprisings since 2006 – and prominent on the world stage. Christian Caryl explains how meditative becomes militant.
The United States should recognize that religious freedom is vital not only to liberty and stability abroad but also to U.S. national security.
Noah Feldman explains that “if Turkey is to continue its integration into European and Western civilization, it needs to show that liberal values and Islam are not only compatible but complementary.”
Michael Gerson questions Fred Thompson’s moral seriousness.
Vali Nasr writes that “ Ahmadinejad makes the noise, but Khamenei pulls the strings” in Iran.
U.S. military progress in Iraqis affecting U.S. public opinion, but progress reconciling Iraq’s feuding ethnic factions has proven elusive
Watch a panel of experts discusses the stance of evangelical Christians toward U.S.-Middle East policy.
William Martin, Chavanne Senior fellow for Religious Policy, Rice University, Andrew Preston, Professor of History, Cambridge University, and Leo Ribuffo, Society of the Cincinnati, George Washington, Distringuished Professor of History, George Washington University, discuss the political position of Evangelicals in Foreign Policy.
Richard Cizik vice president for Government Affairs, the National Association of Evangelicals, Eugene Rivers, special assistant to the presiding bishop for government and policy of the Church of God and Christ, and Clyde Wilcox, professor of government at Georgetown University, discuss evangelical influence on U.S. foreign policy.
Session III of a Council on Foreign Relations symposium on evangelicals and foreign policy, which discusses the role of evangelicals in the Middle East.
This volume sheds light on some of the issues linked to political Islam, which is the most important and complex set of challenges that the US and Europe face today.
Listen to French author and academic Olivier Roy discuss his views of Islam in Europe, noting a rejection of radicalism among the mainstream and bemoaning government policies that "stir up the problems we wish to diffuse."
The roundtable series on Global Islamic Politics facilitates discussion and debate on key issues that will shape the direction of politics in the Muslim world in the coming years and their ensuing impact on U.S. foreign policy. Olivier Roy discusses the future of radical Islam in Europe.
Steven Cook argues that Turkey can play an important role in helping the U.S. achieve its interests if the U.S. can accept the differences between the two nations.
The article assesses the sharpening divisions within the evangelical world over the evangelical alliance with the Republican Party, among approaches to ministry and theology, and between the generations.
CFR Fellow Michael Gerson comments on the power of religion in repressive societies.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More