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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.

Harry Fain, coal loader for the Inland Steel Company in Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky, on September 23, 1946. By Russell Lee for US Department of the Interior, Solid Fuels Administration for War, via Wikimedia Commons.
Church Leadership during Economic Crisis

Strikes by meat packers and mine workers in 1946 prompted Henry P. Van Dusen and Liston Pope to consider the ethics of strikes and how the church should respond.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 72 | It’s a Wonderful Life 75 Years Later

In this special Dark Ops episode of the podcast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life and the short story that inspired it, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film premiered in New York City 75 years ago on December 20, 1946.

Americans Have Strength, Need Hope

Despite the gloomy outlook, there are several reasons for hope this Advent season. This is not nearly the darkest period in American or global history, and there are good reasons to believe that the US still possesses all the tools needed to revitalize the country and stabilize the international system. The question is whether we will use them effectively.

Pass the BURMA Act
Pass the BURMA Act

Covering everything from sanctions and import prohibitions to humanitarian aid, the BURMA Act is one of the most comprehensive pieces of proposed legislation to address the coup.

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