Globalization

European Nationalism: Defining the Problem
European Nationalism: Defining the Problem

True patriotism is not about establishing the external borders of your love so much as the ordering of it. For the Christian, who has access to an unending source of love in God, no one ought to be excluded from this love—neither your neighbor, nor fellow countrymen, nor other peoples around the globe.

Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World
Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World

The purpose of a National Security Strategy (NSS) is to explain how each administration views the security challenges facing the United States—and how it plans to address them. Love it or hate it, President Donald Trump’s NSS does this with often-blunt language and an unapologetic defense of the “America First” approach that shaped his campaign and his first year in office.

Souad Mekhennet interviews terrorist members and sympathizers
The Faces of Jihad: Review of Mekhennet’s I Was Told To Come Alone

When President George W. Bush declared his “War on Terror,” the face of the enemy was a grainy two-inch picture…

Miroslav Volf, Flourishing: Why We Need Religion In a Globalized World
An Incomplete Vision: Review of Volf’s Flourishing

Religious communities are rediscovering their voice, and Miroslav Volf argues the interconnected world is the perfect platform for the world religions to reclaim their original messages of universality and human flourishing.

China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground Xi Jinping Davos Switzerland World Economic Forum
China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

At Davos on January 17, President Xi Jinping spoke of China’s determination to play a responsible role to “secure peace and reduce poverty.” Xi was applauded. Yet China abuses the fundamental human rights of its people, undermines international human rights institutions, and indeed subverts the very concept of individual human rights.

Word Choice: “Freedom” Absent from First Presidential Debate, Part of Troubling Trend

Amidst the post-debate spinning, little has been discussed about what Trump and Clinton didn’t say. “Freedom” was nowhere to be found in the debate transcript.

Book Review Bobo Lo Russia & the New World Disorder
Resurrecting Order without Adapting

Bobo Lo’s Russia & the New World Disorder examines how the country’s internal politics and worldview impact its foreign policy choices. A dense and informative work that immensely rewards readers who have the patience to delve deeply, the book also makes the case for why Russia may struggle in the “new world disorder”.

Globalism Broken
After Globalism and Identity Politics

America has been mesmerized by two ideas that have given hazy coherence to the post-1989 world: “globalism” and “identity politics.”