I spoke with VT Digger yesterday about an effort by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (in cooperation with Senators Mike Lee and Chris Murphy) to increase accountability over US involvement in Yemen. VT Digger does great, in-depth reporting on Vermont issues so I was excited to contribute to one of their stories.
My forthcoming article with The Journal of Church and State is now available online. In it, I found that states that are more active on the UN Human Rights Council have higher levels of religious repression. I argued this was due to states using their seats on the Council to deflect criticism of their record. It should be of interest to scholars working on religious politics, as well as policy experts and advocates working on religious freedom and human rights.