Indo-Pacific

Forced Conversions of Christians in India 

A disturbing trend of forced or coerced conversions of Christians to Hinduism is emerging in India

Democracy’s Failure in Pakistan and then Afghanistan

The story of democracy’s failure to take root in Afghanistan is directly related to its failure in Pakistan

The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny

Benedict Rogers’ “The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the CCP’s Tyranny” traces the mounting repression of the Chinese state

Japan’s New Culture Warriors: Cute Cartoon Characters As Soldiers of Soft Power Fortune

Japan’s military is forbidden by law from sending its troops to fight abroad; so why not send fictional 2D ones instead?

A Return to Ideological Competition: Western Liberal Values or Totalitarianism

Biden’s State of the Union lacked the moral clarity on the civilizational struggle the US is in against China and Russia

The Consequence of Reckless Words

Trump’s reckless words about NATO obscure the necessary and mutually beneficial nature of America’s system of alliances

The Weakness is the Point in American Foreign Policy

The Biden administration’s weakness abroad is part of a targeted appeal to its progressive base at home

The CCP vs. Filipino Catholic Bishops

Unlike the Vatican’s acquiescence to the CCP, the Roman Catholic bishops of the Philippines are resolute against Beijing’s ambitions in the South China Sea

The World’s Largest Muslim-Majority Country Goes to the Polls

On February 14th, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, Indonesia, will elect its next president.

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