North Korea

Dialectic Derailed? Review of Xi Jinping’s The Governance of China, 2014-2022

Xi’s most obvious and consistent discrepancy lies not in any difference between what the Chinese government says and what the Chinese government does, but between what it says to Communist and to non-Communist audiences.

Passing the Baton
Passing the Baton

As the generation that grew up in and saw the collapse of the USSR, Generation X is uniquely positioned to lead the US as it drifts into the second Cold War.

“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.”

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.

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.

Between Two Cold Wars: Soviet Russia, Red China, and the Necessity for American Discernment
Between Two Cold Wars: Soviet Russia, Red China, and the Necessity for American Discernment

Soviet Russia demonstrated enormously greater fighting ability than has Red China, and yet even that temporarily invincible totalitarian regime is no more.

Is Now Really the Time to Declare a Formal End to the Korean War?
Is Now Really the Time to Declare a Formal End to the Korean War?

There is increasing chatter in the Washington Beltway about the possibility of offering the North Korean regime an “end-of-war declaration” without preconditions. This would be a mistake.

The Country Where “Missionary” Is a Curse Word - North Korea
The Country Where “Missionary” Is a Curse Word

This month the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a new report that documents religious freedom violations occurring in North Korea.

The Importance of Defense and Deterrence - Military Spending Joe Biden fiscal year 2022
The Importance of Defense and Deterrence: A Look at the Defense Spending Bill

The Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month unveiled plans for a $740-billion defense-spending bill for fiscal year 2022. That’s nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars—in long form: $740,000,000,000. That looks like a lot of money. But looks can be deceiving.