Media & Short Policy Articles


RON, J. & H. LAVINE. (2019, September 24). American Jews and American Muslims Have a Common Antagonist. The New  York Times. 

LAVINE, H. & J. RON. (2019, August 21). To Protect Human Rights Abroad, Preach to Trump Voters. Foreign Policy. Reprinted in Open Global Rights on August 29, 2019 in English and Spanish.

RON, J., H. LAVINE & S. GOLDEN. (2019, May 6). No, American’s Don’t Support Airstrikes that Kill Civilians, Even When they Target Terrorists. Washington Post. Reprinted in Open Global Rights on June 27, 2019.


KREBS, R. & J. RON. (2018, June 7). Democracies Need a Little Help From Their Friends. Foreign Policy.

KREBS, R. & J. RON (2018, May 13). Why Countries Should Welcome, Not Fear, Foreign Funding of NGOs. Lawfare. Published also in Ynet in Hebrew on May 21, and in English on May 23; and in Open Global Rights, in English, on June 6.

RON, J., KAIRE, J., PANDYA, A. & MARTINEZ, A. (2018, June 14). Reducing Dependence on Foreign Aid: What Will it Take? Open Global Rights. Available also in Spanish.


RON, J. (2017, November 23). Survey: Many Believe Human Rights are Women’s Rights. openGlobalRights. Available also in Spanish.

CALL, C., D. CROW, & J. RON.  (2017, October 3). Is the UN a Friend or Foe?, Order to Chaos, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. Available also on Open Global Rights in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

DUPUY, K., J. RON, & A. PRAKASH. (2017, July 5). “Across the Globe, Governments Are Cracking Down on Civic Organizations. This is Why.” Washington Post. 

CROW, D., J KAIRE & J. RON (2017, May 4). “Monetizing the Human Rights ‘Brand.'” openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish.

RON J., D. CROW & J. KAIRE (2017, February 15). “Ordinary People Will Pay for Rights. We Asked Them.” openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish.


RON, J. & D. CROW. (2016, November 29.) Human Rights Groups Are Secretly U.S. Agents. True or False? Washington Post.

RON, J. (2016, September 6). “Earning the Trust of Human Rights Supporters.” openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish.

DUPUY, K., J.RON & A. PRAKASH. (2016, April 22). “What Drives the Crackdown on NGOs, and How Can it be Stopped?” openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish.


DUPUY, K., J.RON & A. PRAKASH. (2015). “Foreign Disentanglement. ” Stanford Social Innovation Review. 13/4: 61-62.

TOUHTOU, R., J. RON & S. GOLDEN. (2015, July 28). For Moroccan Rights Groups, Good Intentions Aren’t Enough. openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in French & Arabic.

EL HAITAMI, M., S. GOLDEN & J. RON. (2015, July 7). Partners in Prayer: Women’s Rights & Religion in Morocco. openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in French & Arabic.

RON, J., S. GOLDEN, D. CROW & A. PANDYA. (2015, June 29). Data-Driven Optimism for Global Rights Activists. openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in Spanish, French &  Arabic.


RON, J. & A. PANDYA. Universal Values, Foreign Money: Local Human Rights Organizations in the Global South. (2013, November 14). openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available also in TürkçeEspañolPortuguêsFrançaisעברית ,العربية.

RON, J., D.CROW & S. GOLDEN. (2013, June 18). The Struggle for a Truly Grass Roots Human Rights Movement. openGlobalRights/openDemocracy. Available in Español, Français, العربية, 中国语文, हिंदी, Português, Türkçe.

RON, J & L. VINJAMURI. (2013, June 17).  Time for a New Kind of Debate on Global Rights. openGlobalRights/openDemocracy.

RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013, January 30). Anglo-American Media: Why So Interested in Latin America’s Human Rights Abuses? openDemocracy.

RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013, January 30).  What Region Gets the Most Coverage of its Human Rights Abuses? Columbia Journalism Review.

RON, J. & E. HAFNER-BURTON. (2013). “¿Por qué los medios de comunicación angloamericanos estuvieron tan interesados en las violaciones a los derechos humanos en latinoamérica?” Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica [In Spanish].


RON, J. (2012, December 16).  Making Schools Safe. openDemocracy.

DUPUY, K., J. RON & A. PRAKASH (2012, November 15) . Foreign Aid to Local NGOs: Good Intentions, Bad Policy. openDemocracy.

RAMOS, H. & J. RON.  (2012, April 15). Funding Cuts Could Unshackle Canadian Civil Society. Toronto Star.


RON, J.  (2011). “Palestine, the UN, and the One-State Solution.” Middle East Policy 28/4: 59-67.

RON, J.  (2011, December 11). Mexico’s Parallel Worlds. OpenDemocracy.

RON, J. (2011, September 21). Middle East Hawks Should Welcome the UN Palestine Vote. OpenDemocracy. Published also as Ortadogu Sahinleri: Filistin Oylamasina Kucak Acmali, Bianet (Turkey), September 22; Israel-Palestina: inevitable estado binacional. El Universal (Mexico), September 28, 2011.

RON, J. (2011, June 30). How Civil Servants Serve a Hated Master. Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Windsor Star & Regina Leader-Post; “Where do You Draw the Political Party Line?” Edmonton Journal, July 4, 2011.

PANDYA, A. & J. RON.  (2011, February 28). Social Activism Can Thrive Even Amid Mumbai’s Wild Growth. Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader-Post & Montreal Gazette.


RON, J. Carleton’s Painful Next Step Towards Excellence. Ottawa Citizen. January 8, 2010.

RON, J. A. AHMET. Public School should be for Diabetic Children, Too. Ottawa Citizen. December 18, 2010.

ALBIN-LACKEY, C & J. RON. Ignatieff Has Some Explaining to Do. Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Windsor Star, Calgary Herald & Regina Leader-Post, October 5, 2010.

RON, J. Our Religious Ignorance. TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin.” October 13, 2010.

RON, J. A. AHMET & C. ZUIJDWIJK. A Made-in-India Solution to a Tragic Health Scourge. Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette & Regina Leader-Post, October 5, 2010.

RON, J. What Human Rights Watch Can Teach Us. Embassy Magazine. September 22, 2010.

RON, J. Faith-based Aid Succeeds By Focussing on the Aid. Ottawa Citizen, August 27; Montreal Gazette & Regina Leader-Post. August 30, 2010.

RON, J. Canada Adrift in Religious World. Toronto Star. July 29, 2010.

RON, J. Canada on the Banks of the Nile. Ottawa Citizen. June 21, 2010.

RON, J. What a ‘Broken’ Healthcare System Really Looks Like. Ottawa Citizen. May 28, 2010.

RON, J. Human Rights NGOs Can’t Rely on Western Funding Anymore. Ottawa Citizen. March 27, 2010.


RON, J. Ottawa Hangs Colvin out to Dry. Toronto Star. December 4, 2009.

RON, J. What do We Tell Our Future Diplomats? Ottawa Citizen, November 25; “Government Hangs Diplomat Out to Dry,” Montreal Gazette. November 26, 2009.

RON, J. & H. RAMOS. “Why are the United States & Israel at the top of the Human Rights Hit Lists?” November 3, 2009.

RON, J. & H. RAMOS. “Statistics Tell the Real Story of Watchdogs & Israel.” Ottawa Citizen. October 31, 2009.

PARIS, R. & RON, J. “Step Up, Canada: Propose a G8 Centre on Fragile States.” Globe and Mail. August 10, 2009.

RON, J. & P. ANDREAS. “The Folly of Siege Warfare.” Ottawa Citizen, January 23, 2009.


RON, J. “Christmas isn’t for Everyone.” Ottawa Citizen & Montreal Gazette. December 22, 2008.

RON, J. “Great Universities Don’t Reward Mediocrity.” Ottawa Citizen. September 11, 2008.

RON, J. & V. PERCIVAL. “We Need Brains, Not Brawn.” Ottawa Citizen. August 13, 2008.

RON, J. & O.N.T. THOMS. “Jury Still Out on International Justice.” Ottawa Citizen. July 26, 2008.


RON, J. “Trapped in a Vengeful Machismo.” Toronto Star. July 26, 2006.

RON, J. & O.N.T. THOMS. “Can Canada Help Curb Civil Wars?” Toronto Star. April 12, 2006.


RON, J. & H. RAMOS & K. RODGERS. “Finding Bias in Human Rights Reporting.” Globe and Mail. May 31; “Skewed Reporting.” Baltimore Sun. June 3, 2005.


RON, J. “Responsibility for Abu Ghraib may be Difficult to Unravel.” Baltimore Sun. May 18; “Obeir aux orders: Qui set responsible des mauves traitements infliges aux detenue irakiens?” La Presse. May 20, 2004.

RON, J. “US Doing the Right Thing in Sudan.” Toronto Star, April 22, 2004.


RON, J. “Lift the Sanctions – Economic Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Globe and Mail. May 13, 2003.


RON, J. “What Happened in Jenin?” Toronto Star. April 19; Que s’est-il passe?” La Presse. April 19, 2002.

COOLEY, A. J. RON & G. KYNOCH. “Fighting Will Only Encourage Martyrs.” Ottawa Citizen. April 2, 2002.

RON, J. “Protecting Civilians.” Montreal Gazette. December 13; “Une catastrophe humanitaire plane a l’horizon.” La Presse. December 17, 2002; “Canada Must Push Plan to Protect Iraqi Civilians.” Toronto Star. January 2; “Protect Iraqi People from Looming Disaster. Baltimore Sun. January 17, 2003.

RON, J. “Only New Israeli Policy Will Bring Peace.” Toronto Star. January 3, 2002.


RON, J. “The Second Palestinian Uprising.” Middle East Policy 8/1: 73-80.

RON, J. “War’s Secret Weapon.” Ottawa Citizen. November 12, 2001.

RON, J. & A. COOLEY. “Relief Business Bears Watching.” Baltimore Sun. October 15; “Coming to the Aid of Afghan People. Toronto Star. October 29, 2001.

RON, J. “Self-Critical Foreign Policies Could Enhance Our Security.” Baltimore Sun. September 24, 2001.

RON, J. “Stop Looking the Other Way.” Globe and Mail. August 10, 2001; “Le bras inegal de la justice internationale.” Le Devoir. August 20.

RON, J. “Vengeance is Counter-Productive.” Montreal Gazette. May 24, 2001.

RON, J. “Is Ariel Sharon Israel’s Milosevic?” Los Angeles Times. February 5; “A New Era in Israel.” Radikal. February 7; “Is Ariel Sharon a War Criminal?” Chicago Tribune. February 8, 2001.

ANDREAS, P. & J. RON. “Don’t Seal Off Mexico.” Baltimore Sun. January 7, 2001.


RON, J. & C.T. CALL. “US Has Own Record of Atrocities.” Boston Globe. December 23; “Time for a US Cold War Truth Commission.” Chicago Tribune. December 24; “US Needs Its Own Truth Commission.” Montreal Gazette. December 28, 2000; “Une ‘commission verite’ pour les Etats-Unis.Le Monde. January 11, 2001.


RON, J. “Desperate Logic of Arms.” International Herald Tribune. November 16; “Palestinians’ Logic Behind the Violence.” Globe and Mail. November 16, 2000.

RON, J. “Israel’s Liberals Must Speak Out for Palestinians.” Boston Globe. November 4; ” A Mile in Palestinian Shoes.” Ottawa Citizen. November 1; Jewish Liberals and Voices of Reason.” Baltimore Sun. November 10, 2000.

RON, J. “America Neglects Accountability for Military Acts.” Baltimore Sun. August 7, 2000.

RON, J. “Israelis Know the Occupied Territories are Not Theirs to Keep.” Baltimore Sun, August 15; “Preparing Israel for Peace.” Chicago Tribune. August 4; “For Peace’s Sake, Israel Must Return All Lands.” Globe and Mail. July 25; “Israel’s Leaders are Not Prepared for Peace.” Daily Star (Lebanon). July 28; “The Palestinians’ Lands Are Not Ours.” Milliyet (Turkey). July 29, 2000.

COOLEY, A. J. RON. “A Lease Could Break the Palestine-Israel Deadlock.” Boston Globe. July 7; “Suppose Israel Leased the Jordan Valley from the Palestinians.” International Herald Tribune. July 8; “Land Lease for Peace.” Baltimore Sun. July 9, 2000.

RON, J. “The Next Step for Israel.” Boston Globe. May 25. “Making Peace Means First Saying You’re Sorry.” Baltimore Sun & Ottawa Citizen. May 29; “After Twenty Years of Brutality, It’s Time to Right Wrongs.” Daily Star (Beirut). May 27, 2000.


RON, J. “Rabin’s Two Legacies.” Index on Censorship 5/96: 156-161.