Indo-Pacific

On Christian Vengeance
On Christian Vengeance

There may be no prudent responses against North Korea’s regime for Otto Warmbier’s murder. But such a concession to realism over justice does not invalidate the morality of the retributive instinct. It remains. And it remains deeply Christian.

Unprepared for the Storm: America is Vulnerable to EMP Attack
Unprepared for the Storm: America is Vulnerable to EMP Attack

Some dismiss North Korea and Iran’s threat, but such a view ignores the devastating impact a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event could have on the United States.

When Blasphemy Runs Amok
When Blasphemy Runs Amok

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s (Ahok) case in Indonesia amply illustrates the dangers of blasphemy accusations, and not only to those accused.

The Obama Administration's Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy
The Obama Administration’s Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy

It is past time to take North Korean crimes against humanity and the North Korean military threat very seriously.

What You Should Know About North Korea’s Kim Regime
What You Should Know About North Korea’s Kim Regime

Here is what you should know about the secretive autocratic regime that has ruled North Korea for more than sixty years.

A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea
A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea

There are legitimate reasons to brace for the worst on the Korean Peninsula. The challenge in bracing for the worst is to not hasten the worst.

Truman MacArthur Korea H.W. Brands
Clash of Titans: A Review of H.W. Brands’ The General vs. The President

H.W. Brands has written an excellent synthesis of the Truman-MacArthur controversy

A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races
A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races

The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.

China and the Law of Unintended Consequences One-Child Policy
China and the Law of Unintended Consequences

China plans to introduce rewards for parents to have a second child, after ending the one-child policy in 2015. Someone in Beijing must have realized industrial-scale social engineering has enormous unintended consequences.