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Myanmar: Another Market for Chinese Economic Domination

“China has been a principal economic and military partner of the various Myanmar and Burma regimes since the beginning.”

Turkey: Hate Crimes Targeting Religious Minorities On the Rise

The 2021 Report of “Hate Crimes in Turkey Based on Religion, Belief or Unbelief” by the Freedom of Belief Initiative of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee documented 29 hate crimes or incidents related to religion, belief or non-belief between January and December 2021. The victims are Alevis, Christians, Jews, and atheists.

UN Releases Uighur Human Rights Report Despite Chinese Intimidation

The Uighurs would be in a very different situation if we could get Middle Eastern governments to restrict the flow of oil to China or if South Asian governments would say no to China’s tempting low-interest infrastructure projects.

Dialectic Derailed? Review of Xi Jinping’s The Governance of China, 2014-2022

Xi’s most obvious and consistent discrepancy lies not in any difference between what the Chinese government says and what the Chinese government does, but between what it says to Communist and to non-Communist audiences.

Why are Turkey and Azerbaijan targeting Armenia and Greece?

The same ideology that motivated the 1913-23 Armenian genocide motivates Turkey’s and Azerbaijan’s aggressions against Armenians, Greeks and other Christians.

The Saudi Mirage of Religious Freedom

The Saudi monarchy is reigning in the Wahhabi religious establishment to solidify its power and stifle opposition.

Egypt’s Burning Churches

It is awful enough news that Egypt’s Christians are suffering the effects of years of restrictions on building churches. Yet it is even worse news that they may, yet again, have also become the target of Islamic terrorists.

Major U.S. and British Government-sponsored Summits Defend Global Religious Freedom

Two recently held major international conferences brought together thousands of religious freedom advocates and government officials to cooperate in taking concrete action to end religious persecution.  

The Politics of Rescue

Biden fears escalation; this plays into the hands of Putin, the former KGB operative, who exploits the West’s moral weakness with both cunning and barbarism.

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