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For Iran’s Rouhani, the human rights of Baha’is are the ultimate test of reform

Iranian President-elect Hasan Rouhani at a June 17 news conference in Tehran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP ) Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the … Continued

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

GETTY IMAGES President Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer listens on Oct. 22, 2012. … Continued

‘Sharia’ in the new Middle East

ABDULLAH DOMA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Libyans hold up flags that read in Arabic, “There is no god but God” as they … Continued

Christian right fighting theocracy

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston’s Pleasant Grove … Continued

Time to walk the talk in Mideast

By John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani The toppling of the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and new dawn … Continued

Iran postures while Egypt burns

Anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) As protesters take to the streets across the … Continued

Claiming the moral highground

n President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Why don’t women have more rights in Muslim countries?

No one should be complacent about the condition of women in many Muslim (or many Western) societies. Americans certainly are … Continued

Analytical warfare in Tehran and Washington

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg February 11 has come and gone. The 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution … Continued