2021 Strategic Note on Religion & Diplomacy

May 17, 2021

The 2021 Strategic Note on Religion & Diplomacy highlights key recent developments pertaining to the religious dimensions of major topics in foreign policy, offering a brief analysis of how religion fits into the picture and how religion may affect future developments. Produced by the Advisory Council of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion & Diplomacy (TPNRD), this annual resource is designed to help diplomats, policymakers, and other foreign policy professionals to recognize and understand the intersection of religion and the most pressing issues today in world affairs. 

The 2021 edition includes the follow topics:

  • Religious Actors, Health Care, and COVID-19 Response
  • The Abraham Accords
  • Religion in a Non-Religious War: The Conflict over Nagorno Karabakh
  • UAE-Qatar Religious Rivalry Cools as Saudi Arabia Seeks Resolution
  • Islam and the War in Yemen
  • Conflicting Rights? Freedom of Religion or Belief and Gender Equality
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy and Muslims in South Asia

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