Brexit, Trump, and the Reality of Free Trade

Does the Brexit vote bode well for Donald Trump?  The more I hear from those who say “No” the more I think the answer is definitely “Yes.”   They mention that…

Radical Islam: Don’t Overlook the Role of Culture

The Bible includes stories of God helping his chosen people slay their enemies.  The Bible also has a message of love and forgiveness.  Hundreds of years ago, when the Pope…

An Amateurish Approach to Diplomacy

“Amateurish.”  That’s the word the comes to mind when I think of the reluctance some have in America to using terms like “Radical Islam” to describe the global terrorism problem. …

Why China is Afraid of Christianity

Whereas prosperity in the West has led to a decrease in membership in Christian churches, in China increasing prosperity is actually bringing more people to the church.  From an extremely…

China Pushes Vietnam into US Arms

China seems to be in the process of learning what America already knows—being a superpower is much harder than it looks.    Warming US-Vietnam relation a byproduct of Chinese actions…

500% Steel Tariffs and the “Economic War” with China

“The Chinese government is a company disguised as a country and they are waging economic war on the United States.”    This statement, by American Iron & Steel Institute Chairman…

Trump v. China, Round 1: The Art of The Deal v. The Art of War

According to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, the five dangerous faults which may affect a general include the following: 1.) Recklessness, which leads to destruction; 2.) a hasty temper,…

Trump’s “Raping Us” Comment Keeps China in the Crosshairs

“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country.  That’s what they’re doing. It’s the greatest theft in the history of the world.”  For anyone who thought Donald Trump…

Could China Push the US into Recession?

China is a concern, but not reason to panic   It seems like every time the Chinese stock market takes a big drop, so does ours.  When China reports particularly…

Three reasons we don’t need to fear China

And one reason to be a little worried     Given events between China and the US over the last year, including showdowns over the South China Sea, cyber space,…