Japan: Rising Tensions With China

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The history between Japan and China has been punctuated by periods of intense rivalry and hostility, and lately, tensions have ratcheted up once again.


Japan: Rising or Setting Sun?

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Japan, among the top economies of the world, has been in deep recession for nearly a decade. Can she recover? What is in store for her in the end time?


The Pragmatic Japanese

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Japan has a history of abrupt changes in policy when the geopolitical situation alters against their self-interests. It is starting to do so once again.


Population Trends in Asia (Part One): Charting Ups and Downs

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

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?


Geopolitics: Scope and Limitations

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

International relations are convoluted enough to make the mind swim. Geopolitics is perhaps the most conservative method of making some sense of the world.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Two): Causes and Results of Rejecting True Values

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences?


Demography Is Destiny

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that demography is destiny. Population trends become reliable trends of future national consequences. Population declines in Russia have lead President Vladimir Putin to propose stipends to couples for having children. Japan's population has declined so drastically that 50% of the productive force will …


Population Trends in Asia (Part Two): The Graying of Asia

CGG Weekly by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Only a catastrophe of biblical proportions could forestall the tendency for Asia's populations to age substantially between now and 2025.


Birthrates in Decline

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part One): Weeping for the Children Who Are Not

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

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.


Globalism (Part Two): The Tents of Shem

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

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.


Globalism (Part Eight): A Force for Conflict

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Globalism, as it comes in contact with tribalism, often causes conflict because the two systems are incompatible. Such a collision is prophesied.


Fukushima: Aftermath and Implications

'WorldWatch' by David C. Grabbe

History shows that an energy crisis can strike at the very core of Japan's existence and cause it to respond in dramatic ways to guard its energy lifeline.


The Commandments (Part Eleven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.


Knowing Good and Evil

Commentary by Mark Schindler

The bombing of Hiroshima highlights the sobering consequences of eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Human solutions always fall short.