Antony Blinken

Geopolitical Conflict with China Hits Fashion Industry
Cold War with China Hits Fashion Industry during H&M Boycott

State broadcasters called upon the Chinese people to boycott companies that did not use Xinjiang cotton. Reports found forced labor likely make this product.

Leaving Afghanistan

Nations great and small largely determine their own destiny under the mercy or judgment of an ever watchful Providence.

Human Rights Situation Will Get Worse in Afghanistan
Human Rights Situation Will Get Worse in Afghanistan

In five years, the human rights situation in Afghanistan will be back to square one.

China Is Committing Genocide against the Uighur People
China Is Committing Genocide against the Uighur People

A stunning new report from the Newlines Institute states that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has breached every provision of the UN Convention on Genocide Prevention.

North Korea Should Face Consequences for Expanding Political Prison Camps
North Korea Should Face Consequences for Expanding Political Prison Camps

For years the international community has decried gross violations of human rights inside the prison camps. The recent expansion of the prison camp system, however, increases the need for the US government to take substantive actions to address human rights issues in North Korea.

Egypt Must Secure Minority Rights before Celebrating Religious Freedom
Egypt Must Secure Minority Rights before Celebrating Religious Freedom

While Sisi has made some improvements, stating that Egypt has achieved some advanced level of religious freedom or pluralism is fantastical and premature.

Secretary Antony Blinken and the Battle of Ideas

Few have discussed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s formative early years of public service prior to joining Biden’s staff, years when our paths crossed.

Extending the Hard Line with China
Extending the Hard Line with China

President Joe Biden’s China policy is coming into focus. As some of us predicted before his inauguration, he appears to be continuing the previous administration’s hard-line stance with Beijing—suggesting that the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point akin to how the communist bloc’s attempt to seize West Berlin and South Korea solidified bipartisan commitment to waging the Cold War.

The Syrian Catastrophe: There Is No Plan B

When history renders its awful verdict of Barack Obama’s responsibility for the human catastrophe of Syria, the Corker-Blinken confrontation will be part of the brief.