Thomas F. Farr’s article from our October 2013 issue is now available for you to read on our website for free. Farr argues that the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act has not been adequately implemented, and reports on its ineffectiveness in current diplomatic affairs. He states:
Religious freedom has played little or no role in diplomatic programs to achieve fundamental American interests. Officials, including presidents and secretaries of state, have done almost nothing to integrate religious freedom into our democratic, economic, and counterterrorism strategies. Some have spoken publicly about religious freedom, but foreign policy speeches are empty words if they are not followed by strategic planning and policy action.
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