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“Economy is Security, Security is Economy”: Will South Korea set an example for other Eastern Asian countries?
“Economy is Security, Security is Economy”: Will South Korea set an example for other Eastern Asian countries?

The fact that President Joe Biden chose South Korea as the first stop of his first Asian tour since his inauguration is significant. Washington and Seoul are seeking to upgrade their military alliance into a “comprehensive global strategic alliance.”

The Latest Arrests of Pro-Democracy Leaders in Hong Kong Lend Urgency to Extending Refugee Status to Persecuted Hong Kongers

More pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong have been arrested—including, astoundingly, a 90-year-old renowned Catholic cardinal, Joseph Zen.

Cold War Strategy for Today: A Review of Hal Brand’s The Twilight Struggle
Cold War Strategy for Today: A Review of Hal Brands’s The Twilight Struggle

Brands offers seven key lessons for his readers about what he terms a “twilight struggle,” a period of high-stakes competition between great powers that occurs between the darkness of war and daylight of peace.

The Failure of China’s Peace Settlement
While China’s Peace Settlement Failed and the Communists Rose: A 1947 Assessment

George Marshall’s attempt to create peace between the Chinese nationalists and communists failed. Christian realists in 1947 considered why.

Critical Juncture for Human Rights: How Ukraine Challenges Modern Western Assumptions - Russia
Critical Juncture for Human Rights: How Ukraine Challenges Modern Western Assumptions

With crimes against humanity now on NATO’s doorstep, Westerners are focusing on human rights with concern and alarm not seen since the Cold War. As we do, we must admit that the West’s post-Cold War precepts and priorities downplayed human dignity and human suffering.

Decadence vs Dictatorship?

There is a growing tendency among some on the post-liberal Christian Right to offer at least soft sympathy to dictatorships deemed socially conservative, in contrast to Western wokery.

A Blueprint for Defending the Free World through an Alliance of Democracies

In the Free World’s multifaceted response to Putin’s war, a blueprint for a global alliance of democracies is emerging.

Is Russia-Ukraine War the Start of World War III?

As the Russia-Ukraine War continues, is World War III inevitable—or has a new kind of world war already begun?

The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin’s Rule and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”
The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”

Xi understands well that if Putin’s regime falls, China will lose an important bulwark.