Knox Thames

Knox Thames is the Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a U.S. government entity created by Congress to monitor religious freedom worldwide and make policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and the Congress.  Before joining the Commission, he worked with the Congress and at the State Department on religion and foreign policy issues.  The views here are his own and do not reflect the views of the Commission or the U.S. government. 

The violence is spreading, resulting in acute violations of human rights that jeopardize the stability of fragile states.

Leading thinking about counterinsurgency misses the relevance of religious freedom.