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.
Authors: R. Scott Appleby, Richard Cizik, and Thomas Wright
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Task Force on Religion and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy just released its report, which aims to advance the understanding of religion's role in world affairs. The study finds that religion is playing an increasingly influential role in the public sphere and recommends that the United States move beyond traditional state-to-state relations to develop policies for engaging religious communities across nations.
In this Washington Post op-ed, David Waters looks at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' study on religion's role in U.S. foreign policy. The study finds that America's "uncompromising Western secularism" is feeding religious extremism and recommends that U.S. foreign policy engage more broadly with all religious communities.
Mildrade Cherfils of the Global Post discusses the recent recommendation by French lawmakers to forbid women from wearing head-to-toe Islamic dress in some public spaces, and how this proposed law relates to the question of "French identity," including issues of immigration, integration and religion.
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.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss the Copenhagen Accord and the implications of last month's UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
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The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.