- 19th November 2021
- News and Prophecy Staff
Defense News reports that India has performed the first trial of an intercontinental ballistic missile designed by the nation’s own defense organizations and capable of carrying nuclear warheads (October 28, 2021).
When you look around the globe, what activities and behaviors do you see that must come to an end? What must leaders change to bring true peace and safety to nations and peoples? When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, many warned the departure would severely destabilize that nation. We are now witnessing the terrible aftermath left by a leadership...
The European Union, sometimes called the “European experiment,” continues to demonstrate that it is not a well-oiled machine. Recent decisions by Poland’s constitutional court, placing Polish law above EU law, have put pressure on the European Commission—the EU’s executive branch—to reprimand Poland in some significant manner (Euronews, October 21, 2021).
Last week, the Sudanese military ousted civilian leaders and took over the nation’s government (BBC, October 25, 2021). The coup leader, General Abdel Fattah Burhan, claimed governmental infighting as his justification. Two years ago, the longtime ruler of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was similarly overthrown, and the civilian government and military have been at odds...
A recent court ruling in Poland determined the Polish constitution has precedence over some European Union laws (Politico, October 8, 2021). While some leaders warn that this action is an attack on Europe and risks a “de facto exit” from the Union, such actions are not limited to this independent-minded EU nation.
Over a recent four-day period, China flew 150 aircraft within Taiwan’s defense zone (BBC, October 5, 2021). Taiwan’s air force went on high alert and its president warned that Taiwan would “do whatever it takes to defend itself,” while China cautioned the United States against “supporting and ‘inflating’ Taiwan separatist forces.”
The Jerusalem Post reports that an Israeli court recently ruled that a Jewish man detained for praying on the Temple Mount was not in violation of the law (October 7, 2021). Many believe the ruling implies silent prayer by Jews is now officially allowed on the Temple Mount—a recognized Muslim holy site.
The European Union is launching a new initiative to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Politico, September 15, 2021). In her recent State of the European Union address, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen declared, “We want to create links and not dependencies!”—a clear contrast to how the EU and much of the world views China’s project.