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Niebuhr’s Report from Scotland, 1947
Niebuhr’s Report from Scotland, 1947

In late winter and early spring 1947, Reinhold Niebuhr visited Europe and wrote short editorials for Christianity and Crisis as he traveled. In the following correspondences, the first coming from Scotland and the second coming from somewhere in the United Kingdom, he offers brief reflections on different current events.

International Trade Must Be Linked to Human Rights
International Trade Must Be Linked to Human Rights

The money that China receives from trade with Europe, America, and Japan can help Russia continue its attack on Ukraine. So the West must consider how to impose costs on Beijing so that it stops supporting Russia economically.

An Off-Ramp for Putin
An Off-Ramp for Putin

To prevent wars from spiraling out of control, an off-ramp is essential. Allowing Vladimir Putin to save face can save lives.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Reveals Incoherence of Jair Bolsonaro’s Foreign Policy
Russian Invasion of Ukraine Reveals Incoherence of Jair Bolsonaro’s Foreign Policy

This week Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke about neutrality but clearly sided with Vladimir Putin by repeating Russian propaganda.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 74 | America’s New Law on Forced Labor in Xinjiang - Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 74 | America’s New Law on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Christine McDaniel and Weifeng Zhong of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University talk with Mark Melton about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

Transcendence and Poverty: Lessons from Brazil
Transcendence and Poverty: Lessons from Brazil

Unfortunately, a great part of the Protestant and evangelical hope is now focused on this world. I don’t need to say that the inner transformation of the Gospel eventually turns into practical transformation. But as good as that is, it cannot replace eternal hope.

Responding to Russia’s Threat to Ukraine
Responding to Russia’s Threat to Ukraine

The US should continue to use public diplomacy so that the world does not get distracted and knows that Russia is the aggressor. But Washington must also be prepared with sanctions and other tools in case these efforts fail.

Iran’s Strategic Partnership with China Will Lead to a Further Decline in Human Rights - Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP)
Iran’s Strategic Partnership with China Will Lead to a Further Decline in Human Rights

The “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” (CSP) signed between Iran and China will have profound domestic, regional, and international implications. The more immediate effect of the partnership will be a further decline in human rights and freedom in Iran.

The Uighur Genocide and the Hollow Relativism of Woke Capitalism: A Response to Chamath Palihapitiya
The Uighur Genocide and the Hollow Relativism of Woke Capitalism: A Response to Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and part-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, said that “nobody cares about the Uighurs.” Here Aaron Woodall engages the unruled relativism that stands behind Palihapitiya’s woke capitalism.

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