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January 23, 2013

United States
Is "Insulting the President" or Converting to Christianity a Crime?

Is "Insulting the President" a crime? How about converting to Christianity? Both are crimes in Egypt today. A new report by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, entitled "The Crime of Ins…

October 7, 2011

Iran
Death for the Crime of Christianity in Iran?

Yousef Nadarkhani is a Muslim-born Christian pastor who faces a death sentence in Iran because he converted to Christianity. His case has aroused a wave of international condemnation, and that may be…

Crisis Guide: Iran

January 10, 2011

Human Rights
Sudan’s Christians Vote for Independence

A Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) soldier stands inside a demolished church in Kapoeta Southern Sudan. (Antony Njuguna/Courtesy Reuters) The reports of millions of southern Sudanese vo…

Sudan’s Christians Vote for Independence

August 20, 2019

International Organizations
The G7 and the Future of Multilateralism

The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.

G7 leaders meet in Sicily

August 15, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Presidential Candidate

As politicians, Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Warren are opposites. He wanted to unleash the power of the market; she wants to curtail its abuses. But for all of their policy differences, the two share…

Elizabeth Warren

August 6, 2019

United States
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

A gun enthusiast looks at a rifle scope

August 6, 2019

United States
Election 2020: Cory Booker, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Is America ready for a president who is single and a vegan? Cory Booker, New Jersey’s junior senator, certainly hopes so. The fifty-year-old former Rhodes Scholar would be the first bachelor elected …

Cory Booker

September 9, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria

The title of this blog post--The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria--will strike many readers as ridiculous. But the numbers tell a different story: The United States ha…

June 28, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Five Years After Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Chibok School Girls Fade From the International Scene

Five years since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students in Chibok, the kidnapping has largely disappeared from the western public's attention.

Zainabu Mala, mother of Kabu, one of the abducted girls, holds a picture of her daughter on April 12, 2019, in Chibok.