Energy – The Geopolitics of Oil

From KHouse.Org by Dr. Steve Elwart Competition over energy resources is not a recent development. Almost as soon as oil was discovered, it became a contested commodity. Man’s history has been marked by the energy we use. In early times, man used wood as a fuel for fire, the heat of which could provide warmth, cook a meal, or forge an iron blade. As wood became scarce, man turned to fossil fuels, mainly coal, to power the industrial Continue Reading

2010 and Beyond – China

From KHouse.Org 2010 and Beyond - China by Mary Miller, Director of Research On February 14th, as China prepared to welcome in the Chinese New Year, their Year of the Tiger, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned of the challenges that lay ahead in 2010. Key points from his address include: • In 2010, China will face a more complicated situation, both at home and abroad. • People must keep a sober mind and an enhanced sense of anxiety Continue Reading

2010 and Beyond: The Middle East in the Crosshairs Part 3

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > The Middle East In The Crosshairs Part 3 2010 and Beyond: The Middle East in the Crosshairs Part 3 by Steve Elwart, IDB Folio Specialist It is a darker world today than it was a year ago. Charlie Allen, Chief Intelligence Office Department of Homeland Security This is the conclusion of a series of Mideast updates that began in January. This month we focus on Israel and Continue Reading

Issachar Report: The Middle East in the Crosshairs: Part 2

From Koinonia House Issachar Report: The Middle East in the Crosshairs: Part 2 by Steve Elwart, IDB Folio Specialist It is a darker world today than it was a year ago. Charlie Allen, Chief Intelligence Officer Department of Homeland Security Last month, we covered the overall strategy the United States followed in much of its foreign policy and the origins of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We also covered the current situation in Continue Reading

2010 and Beyond: The Middle East in the Crosshairs

From Koinonia House 2010 and Beyond: The Middle East in the Crosshairs by Steve Elwart, IDB Folio Specialist It is a darker world today than it was a year ago. Charlie Allen, Chief Intelligence Officer Department of Homeland Security Two events in the United States overshadowed all others in 2008 and still loom large as we enter 2010. One was the financial crisis that, spreading from America’s subprime mortgage mess, has stricken Continue Reading

Our Election Franchise: The Significance of Your Vote

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > The Significance Of Your Vote Our Election Franchise: The Significance of Your Vote This article was originally published in the October 2008 Personal Update NewsJournal. by Chuck Missler Most of us are alarmed at the rapid decline of our once-great country. Our elected officials pass laws they haven’t studied, exempt themselves from the burdens they impose on others, Continue Reading

China Update, Part 3: Communism in China

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > Communism In China China Update, Part 3: Communism in China Shirk, Susan L., China, Fragile Superpower, Oxford University Press, NY, 2007. by Mary Miller, Koinonia Institute We conclude our three-part China series this month with an exploration of the affects of Communism and the struggles facing the current regime. * * * The father of Communism in China, Mao Continue Reading

China Update, Part 2: Economics in China

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > Economics In China China Update, Part 2: Economics in China Shirk, Susan L. China, Fragile Superpower. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007 by Mary Miller, Koinonia Institute We are in the middle of a series covering China in depth—we will not bring you the latest “flash in the pan” news about China but rather reveal the undercurrents that have dictated the Continue Reading

Book Review: The China Fantasy

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > The China Fantasy Book Review: The China Fantasy Once content with isolationism, China is now asserting itself as a global, fully-communist nuclear superpower. With its eye on reclaiming Taiwan, and strategic alliances with Russia and North Korea, China can no longer be ignored. India, an overlooked giant rising in the east, has the second fastest-growing major economy in Continue Reading

A New Threat on the Horizon: The Quiet Game

From Koinonia House Political > Current Events > The Quiet Game A New Threat on the Horizon: The Quiet Game Do your own homework! The welfare of your family will depend on it. by Chuck Missler It is difficult - but essential - to gain a perspective on the predicament facing the United States. We need to understand the precariousness of the dollar, the impossible debt burden we collectively face, and the emergent Continue Reading