Tag: Foreign Policy

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    In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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    Thomas Farr, associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University and former director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, assesses the progress that’s been made in advancing religious freedom one year after President Obama’s Cairo speech to the Muslim world. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments

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    Former diplomat Thomas Farr is concerned the Obama administration has yet to fill this important position. More

    March 8, 2010 | Comments

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    Religion’s role in US foreign policy, gays in the military, and Mennonites and the national anthem were all in the news this past week. More

    February 26, 2010 | Comments

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    “We need a stronger development agency, some voice in the US government, a strong voice that can speak up for poverty reduction, global development, and carry that out in an effective way. We don’t have that right now.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities.” More

    January 4, 2010 | Comments

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    Political philosopher Tod Lindberg, author of "The Political Teachings of Jesus," reflects on the role of values in presidential approaches to foreign policy and how to translate ethics into policy.

    May 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Read an essay on religion and American imperialism by David E. Anderson, senior editor at Religion News Service. More

    November 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Anna Greenberg, senior vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, presented the results of a Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly/UN Foundation national survey on how religion shapes American perceptions about US foreign policy priorities and commitments.

    October 24, 2008 | Comments

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    John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, remarks on the importance of the religious impulse in foreign policy and government's "intellectual blinders" when it comes to understanding religion's role.

    October 24, 2008 | Comments

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