Articles by Katrina Lantos Swett



Russia Should Embrace Its Religious Diversity (Op-Ed)

Russia is far from being a cultural, religious or ethnic monolith and trying to combat this diversity by suppressing minority religions promises more chaos, write M. Zuhdi Jasser and Katrina Lantos Swett.

Russia's Extremism Law Violates Human Rights

Russia's lists of materials banned as extremist reached 2,241 items this year.

CIS has a Poor Record on Religious Freedom

This month marks the 22nd anniversary of the "August putsch," in which hardline Communists held Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev under virtual house arrest for several days at his dacha in the Crimea.

Returning to the Magnitsky Crime Scene

It is well-known that those guilty of murder often cannot resist the compulsion to return to the scene of their crime, even though they know that doing so will put them at great risk of being exposed.

Russia's Failure to Protect Freedom of Religion

Has Russia truly changed its ways on human rights? Certainly its new law restricting public protests fuels grave and widespread concerns. Moreover, in at least one key area, religious freedom, Russia has not changed in many respects. This assessment should provoke serious discussion as the United States faces decisions about its relationship with its former Cold War foe.