Human Rights

Obama's First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective to Assess Trump
Obama’s First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective As We Assess Trump’s Early Foreign Policy

As we assess Trump’s early foreign policy moves and first international tour, it helps to look back upon Obama’s. Here, then, are passages from A Perilous Path.

Christians and American Empire
Christians and American Empire

Preoccupation with “empire” by some American Christian elites may be back now that Donald Trump is president.

Frontlines or Sidelines for America’s Values?
Frontlines or Sidelines for America’s Values?

After reading Secretary Tillerson’s recent address, which tried to explain how “this administration’s policies of ‘America first’ fit into our foreign policy,” I am struck not so much by Tillerson’s attempt to decouple American interests and ideals, but by the chasm separating this speech from one given more than 75 years ago.

The Obama Administration's Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy
The Obama Administration’s Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy

It is past time to take North Korean crimes against humanity and the North Korean military threat very seriously.

Out of the House of Slavery: Freedom & the Christian
Out of the House of Slavery: Freedom & the Christian

There are an estimated 45,000,000 people held in slavery today, more than at any other point in human history. At the same time, an incredible awakening is happening within the church, in which the people of God are reclaiming the prophetic calling to seek justice and rescue the oppressed.

America Should Lead International Human Rights Reform
America Should Lead International Human Rights Reform

Buzz has begun about a possible U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council. It is no wonder; the Human Rights Council is largely a sham.

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.

History will not Absolve Fidel Castro
History will not Absolve Fidel Castro

Had Castro been executed while in prison, history may indeed have absolved him for his role in attempting to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, Castro would live to become an even more brutal and ruthless despot than the one he replaced.

Will the US Uphold or Abandon Vietnam Religious Freedom
Will the U.S. Uphold or Abandon Religious Freedom in Vietnam?

Vietnam experts at Hudson Institute event argue that the U.S. should hold Vietnam accountable for religious freedom violations.