Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series
Religion is an increasingly important dimension of US foreign policy. Since the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, issues of religious liberty have been incorporated into the mechanics of American diplomacy -- with mixed results. Berkley Center Senior Fellow Thomas Farr, a...
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Elliott Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served in the George W. Bush administration from June 2001 - January 2009, ultimately holding the office of deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser. From 1999 - 2001 he was a member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and served as chairman in 2001. Abrams has also been president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and assistant secretary of state during the Reagan administration. His single-authored works include Undue Process (1993), Security and Sacrifice (1995), and Faith or Fear: How Jews Can Survive in a Christian America (1997); he has also edited books on contemporary just war theory and religion and American foreign policy. Abrams has degrees from Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.
A Discussion with Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 10, 2010
Background: As part of the Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series, Dr. Thomas Farr interviewed Elliott Abrams, former member and Chairman of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and current Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations...