Essays

US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia
US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia

President Donald Trump has stated that he supports a US-Brazil trade agreement, particularly if the Brazilian government lowers trade barriers…

Stauffenberg and Tresckow: Consciences in Revolt
Valkyrie Revisited​: Stauffenberg and Tresckow, Consciences in Revolt

Last month marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the failed bombing intended to assassinate the German Führer Adolf Hitler at his…

A Presbyterian in Orthodox Russia: Review of John Burgess’ Holy Rus’
A Presbyterian in Orthodox Russia: Review of John Burgess’ Holy Rus’

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary professor John Burgess’ Holy Rus’: The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia is a broad survey…

Coptic Scribe’s History Reveals Resistance and Oppression after Egypt’s Conquest: Review of Cromwell’s Recording Village Life

In AD 641, Muslim Arabs completed their conquest of Egypt, expelling the former Byzantine rulers. The native Christian Copts embarked…

Pentecostalism, the Latin American Reformation
Pentecostalism, the Latin American Reformation

How do Martin Luther’s Reformation ideas relate to Latin America today? We might think his views have very little to…

Taiwan’s Practical Pluralism

This week, as the US State Department hosted its second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, it was good to…

Kazakhstan’s June 9 Elections and the Future of Tolerance and Diversity

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 elections with 70 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Amirzhan Kosanov, obtained around 16 percent.

The Enduring Legacy of US-Japan Alliance

The US-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of regional stability enabling Washington’s forward-deployed presence and deterrence strategy.

How Can Christians and Muslims Improve the Middle East?

Ignoring the democracy versus pluralism dilemma fails to address the core issue facing both communities at the onset and consequently will not yield a Middle East friendlier to human rights and religious liberty. This debate is one that governments and politicians themselves cannot lead. Civil society is where this discussion must take place, and believers themselves are the ones who should lead it.