The history between Japan and China has been punctuated by periods of intense rivalry and hostility, and lately, tensions have ratcheted up once again. Richard Ritenbaugh examines recent events between the two nations, showing that Japanese resistance to changing its self-imposed pacifism is wearing thin.
Recently, a highly placed Chinese official made a point of telling the U.S. Treasury Secretary that China is no threat to the United States. Richard Ritenbaugh shows why this may be true—for now.
In many traditional societies, boys are favored over girls; female infanticide is nothing new. However, ultrasound and cheap abortions have made it easier.
Three events are taking place in Asia with an intensity never before witnessed in human history—at least not since the Flood. How might they affect us?
Predicting economic activity is about as tricky as forecasting the weather. Nevertheless, David Grabbe, citing recent financial news items, posits that the stage is set for economic instability around the world in the short term.
The People's Republic of China recently extended its Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, farther into the East China Sea. The move escalated tensions with Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, whose own ADIZs now overlap China's. Richard Ritenbaugh speculates that Beijing is trying to find out if its neighbors will blink first.
China seems to be the present media-darling among nations, as news shows, magazines, and reports of all kinds tout its emerging greatness. However, David Grabbe shows that behind its economic successes are latent weaknesses that are set to converge soon.
We would be wise to keep an eye on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization over the next few years.
What is in store for the world in the next decade? Richard Ritenbaugh looks at the trends concerning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and several other regions in light of biblical prophecy.
What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences?
Do not be distracted by the antics of rogue states, as they are somewhat predictable. The trick is not to miss the elephant in the living room.
Only a catastrophe of biblical proportions could forestall the tendency for Asia's populations to age substantially between now and 2025.
Mark Schindler reiterates that Satan remains the father of lies (John 8:44), incessantly spewing out lies in every field of endeavor in order to further his agenda of destroying mankind and the earth. One such lie is that the time has come for post-modern civilization to jettison marriage, procreation, and the family as outmoded …
Statistics show that the birth rate for the Western nations has dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, sometimes significantly so.
It seems counter-intuitive to think that the world's population is shrinking, but trend lines show the possibility of a 95% reduction in population ahead.
God prophesies that Israel will be conquered in the end time. Could anti-American sentiment, especially in Europe, be the beginning of the end for modern Israel?
Globalism is a fact of our age, but what ideas undergird it? Most of globalism's underlying principles have their origins in the Israelitish peoples.
Germany is in a bind. It is an industrial powerhouse, the richest economy in Europe, but it must prop up several poor-performing economies throughout the rest of the European Union. Berlin cannot continue this practice lest they drag it down with them. David Grabbe warns that Germany's decisions on these matters could have …
It was not all that long ago that news outlets and pundits wrestled with the fact that the United States was the world's superpower and policeman. Today, however, due to the Obama administration's policies, new powers are rising to fill the power vacuum created by America's retreat. Richard Ritenbaugh discusses five emerging …
The American family farm has become an endangered institution as business interests purchase parcels of land as investments, driving up prices.
Because restraints that once held human nature in check have been removed, the US has grown increasingly more corrupt, approaching conditions before the Flood.
Many of the leaders in Europe do not have children; they are emblematic of the curse of barrenness. Western civilization has chosen death rather than life.
John Ritenbaugh, observing that the news of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Israel has diminished, suggests that the economic woes of America have taken over in the news. Economist Martin Weiss suggested that this demise has been coming at us like a roaring freight train. A family, a company, or nation cannot keep spending beyond its …
The debt compiled by the United States government is beginning to be collected by the Chinese, who have been buying up massive parcels of real estate.
Though the nations of this world are pushing for global economics and government, God's Word shows that mankind will NOT succeed.
Social scoring is the rating of a person's influence by such criteria as the number of social media followers. The effect will be to create a caste system.
Globalism, as it comes in contact with tribalism, often causes conflict because the two systems are incompatible. Such a collision is prophesied.
Richard Ritenbaugh, challenging the 'progressive' agitators' demand that plastic straws be banned, examines the charge that plastic straws massively destroy wildlife and fill our oceans with trash. Objective analysis of land- and ocean-based repositories of debris consistently show the presence of plastic straws to be …
John Ritenbaugh, using a term called "liberal lunacy," describes an infection which permeates the entirety of the liberal Democrats and is well on its way of mortally infecting the Republicans. Liberal progressive humanists are neither satisfied with God's standards or common-sense Constitutional standards, but are …