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.
Mike WatsonDecember 14, 2021
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.
Isabella MeibauerDecember 8, 2021
“We have,” said an exuberant campaign orator in the recent campaign, “the moral leadership of the world. The whole world trusts in our devotion to freedom and expects us to save mankind from totalitarianism.” That is how we see ourselves, at least in our more complacent moods. The world does not see us as we see ourselves.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrDecember 7, 2021
In recent days, the Iranian regime brutally cracked down on protests in Esfahan province against growing water shortages. Some observers argue that the origins of the water crisis in Iran are climate change and a drastic drop in precipitation. However, the reasons for the crisis go deeper.
Farhad RezaeiDecember 3, 2021
In this episode, Igor Sabino talks about the political situation in Brazil, that country’s role in global affairs, what Brazil may do in a US-China rivalry, an what to expect from next year’s election.
Igor Sabino & Mark MeltonNovember 24, 2021
While the Trump administration took on China and the Biden administration continued many of those policies, including investments in Pacific allies to deter Chinese abuses, efforts are falling woefully short.
Rebeccah HeinrichsNovember 9, 2021
Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University discuss forced labor in China and its implications for the United States.
Weifeng Zhong & Christine McDanielOctober 25, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping has revived a decades-old term to refer to a key goal that China is now eager to achieve: “common prosperity.”
Jianli YangOctober 8, 2021
The Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) is seeking international recognition as a legitimate government, but currently it is campaigning the US to lift sanctions on its territory.
Isabella MeibauerOctober 4, 2021