Indo-Pacific

Criticizing America over COVID-19 Response

Americans should be willing to condemn China’s great crimes while also critiquing America’s mistakes. Democratic citizens’ right to criticize their government is a key reason why the US is better than China and why democracies ultimately outperform autocracies.

Whistling Past the Graveyard: How Iwo Jima Led Toward Hiroshima
Whistling Past the Graveyard: How Iwo Jima Led Toward Hiroshima

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Iwo Jima. The Japanese intended to make the American cost of taking the island so severe they would reconsider invading the Japanese home islands. On this point, the Japanese condemned themselves by their very success. The shadow of Iwo Jima is arguably a mushroom cloud.

China is Mr. Potter

China, at least its despotic regime, has essentially become sinister Mr. Potter from It’s A Wonderful Life.

Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War
Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War

Some in the West may hope that COVID-19 exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s lies and human rights violations while sparking mass protests. Meanwhile, the pandemic spreads in the West and complicates the geopolitical rivalry between the US and China.

Ep. 48: Religious Persecution against Christians Globally

Earlier this year David Curry, CEO and president of Open Doors USA, spoke with Drew Griffin about persecution against Christians…

5 0:03 / 43:45 Geopolitics of US Grand Strategy in the G Zero World
Geopolitics of US Grand Strategy in the G Zero World

Joshua Walker, who was the global head of strategic initiatives at Eurasia Group and is now president of the Japan…

Human Rights and Religious Liberty in China
Countering China on Human Rights and Religious Liberty

Travis Wussow, vice president for public policy and general counsel at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern…

New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?
New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?

Christian and Muslim politicians and leaders reaching out to each other is one of the more hopeful signs in our increasingly divided world.

A Guide to the US-China Contest in 2020
A Guide to the US-China Contest in 2020

The real 2020 questions about the US-China contest lie in how they influence the context for global trade, technology standards, military tools, and power projection of all forms.