Global Security

A year ago, I wrote an article challenging the American Church to do more in the face of religious persecution of our Christian brethren abroad. At that time, the kidnapping of 276 young school girls by the Islamist group Boko Haram had captured the world's attention.

It has been forty years since the fall of Saigon. We have all seen the photo of the last helicopter evacuating the last Americans from the U.S. embassy, just as the victorious soldiers of North Vietnam were completing their conquest of South Vietnam. The conventional wisdom, especially among liberals, it that America lost the Vietnam War because our cause was ultimately immoral.

On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets.

Delegations from the European Union, United Nations, 6-7 nations, global investors and businesses met in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday for an international conference to discuss cooperation in financial support, trade and national security measures for that country.

Ukraine's president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years. Speaking at an EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev, Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine deserves to be an integral part of the EU and that membership is a key goal for his government.

Ukraine's president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years. Speaking at an EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev, Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine deserves to be an integral part of the EU and that membership is a key goal for his government.

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