Category Archives: International Relations

The Inescapability Of Politics

My sincerest sympathies and no small amount of empathy are with anyone who attempts to wrestle with the issue of politics when it comes to the Church of God. The main reason for this is the wide gulf that exists … Continue reading

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Desperate Measures

It is our grave misfortune to be in a situation where desperation lies all around. A corrupt political class within the United States (known affectionately as the uniparty) appears to have decided that Ukraine is a suitable country to engage … Continue reading

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Ukraine: On Finding Identity In Negative Spaces

One of the aspects of Russia’s claims about the Ukraine that has struck me as being particularly unrealistic is their denial of Ukrainian as a genuine identity. There has long been a habit of thinking among Russian leaders that those … Continue reading

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Never Back Down

One of the aspects of human psychology that plays an important role in the prevention or encouragement of conflict is the question of whether or not someone has a way to climb down. It is well recognized that among the … Continue reading

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Pay For Play

It is a worthwhile task to ponder what agendas people and institutions have for supporting something. Simply because there are different agendas for people to support a given course of action or a given outcome does not mean that there … Continue reading

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Who Holds Their Feet To The Fire?

Try as I might, I have been unable to find a source that can tell me whether or not Papua New Guinea’s government has actually lived up to the terms of the non-binding plebiscite that demonstrated the wide support of … Continue reading

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A Moment For Sweden (And Finland)

Earlier today I read an article that made a great deal out of the efforts of Sweden to abandon its habit of neutrality and non-intervention in the wars around it to provide material support to Ukraine in their defensive war … Continue reading

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Status Quo Antebellum Or Uti Possidetis?

During most of the 18th century, the nations of the world engaged in a wild amount of wars. While most of the attention has been focused on the behavior of the European powers, there were similar wars among the powers … Continue reading

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2022: A Future Eurovision Hit

Not too long ago, a Ukrainian singer won the Eurovision competition with a rousing song called 1944 about the fight that the nation faced against the Nazi war machine, made all the more tragic that getting rid of Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Life In A Clown World

It is a terrible thing sometimes to live in a clown world. I would like to state at the outset that like many people I am not terribly fond of clowns. As a child I found them to be deeply … Continue reading

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