Maryann Cusimano Love is a professor of international relations at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor to America.
The Corona neighborhood in Queens, New York, on April 2. A Harvard study shows that death rates from coronavirus are higher in places with significant air pollution, like New York City. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Politics & Society Last Take
Maryann Cusimano LoveApril 15, 2020
It is becoming clear that Covid-19 is deadlier for people with pre-conditions associated with air pollution, writes Maryann Cusimano Love, including lung and respiratory disease.
A mourner leaves a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and his comrades, passing graffiti on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Politics & Society Short Take
Maryann Cusimano LoveJanuary 08, 2020
The U.S. executive branch has long been expanding its powers to wage war, writes Maryann Cusimano Love, but President Trump seems eager to go even further in acting without congressional authorization.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty at the White House in Washington Dec. 8 1987. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Maryann Cusimano LoveAugust 21, 2019
Without the I.N.F. Treaty, there are no longer any limits on destabilizing intermediate-range weapons. There are also no mechanisms for verification and transparency measures or other confidence-building exchanges among military officials and nuclear arms scientists.
Iranian lawmakers burn papers representing the U.S. flag and the international nuclear agreement at the parliament in Tehran on May 9, following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the deal. (AP Photo)
Politics & Society Short Take
Maryann Cusimano LoveMay 09, 2018
Pope Francis had strongly favored the pact, which sought to integrate Iran into the global economy in exchange for remaining nuclear-free.
Politics & Society Short Take
Maryann Cusimano LoveApril 09, 2018
Will bombing or putting American “boots on the ground” bring peace to Syria?
(AP photo/Andrew Harnik)
Maryann Cusimano LoveSeptember 15, 2016
Despite the many pronouncements that the 2016 presidential election cycle is completely unprecedented, the biggest foreign policy debates in which this year’s candidates are engaged are actually very old.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL. Displaced Iraqi Christians at a camp in Irbil, Iraq, on Sept. 6.
Maryann Cusimano LoveFebruary 18, 2016
"When persecution happens in Nigeria, Pakistan or Iraq, it is not happening to 'others.'
Assyrian Christians attend a service at St. Georges Assyrian Church of the East in Beirut, March 11 (CNS photo/Doreen Abi Raad).
In All Things
Maryann Cusimano LoveOctober 29, 2015
Ambassador Saperstein's remarks show the promise of pluralism in societies that protect religious freedom, where a Jewish rabbi can stand with a Catholic nun in solidarity against violence and repression.
NUKES NO MORE. Participants talk at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ Civil Society Forum in Vienna on Dec. 6.
Maryann Cusimano LoveJuly 21, 2015
The Roman historian Tacitus, writing near the time of Jesus, described how the Pax Romana was experienced by people, like the Celts and Jews, who had been conquered by the Romans: “They make a desolation and call it ‘peace,’” he wrote, quoting Calgacus, a besieged Caledonian
In All Things
Maryann Cusimano LoveMarch 27, 2013
Holy Week and Easter are where the rubber meets the road of our faith We look horrific suffering and death in the eye and wonder how God can be present through it all calling us closer to new life We are called to be an Easter people But do we truly believe in the resurrection not just as a h