Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou discuss international religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy in light of the recent release of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's Eleventh Annual Report on Religious Freedom in the World, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
The"proximity talks" being conducted between Israelis and Palestinians probably won't lead to a final status agreement, say CFR experts Elliot Abrams and Steven A. Cook, but they could lead to the framework for a Palestinian state on the West Bank.
Those who warn against efforts to promote free elections in Muslim-majority countries often point to the threat posed by Islamic parties that stand ready to use democracy against itself. Writing for the Journal of Democracy, Charles Kurzman and Ijlal Naqvi examine the historical record of Islamic parties and Muslim voters.
Listen to CFR's Walter Russell Mead discuss the evolving role of Evangelicals in American politics and whether it has changed since his September/October 2006 Foreign Affairs article "God's Country," as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
Recent violence against Christians in Malaysia and Egypt points to rising tensions over religious freedom and Islamic identity. Legal expert Angela Wu argues these issues must be considered more carefully in U.S. foreign policy.
Seyran Ates, a practicing Muslim, charges that Germany has been downplaying human rights--and women's rights in particular--in an effort to remain politically correct with respect to religious practices.
Listen to Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, discuss international religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
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