Six different ways a war for Taiwan could be fought. Reuters Investigates has a very good set of six scenarios of war between China, Taiwan (that would spiral into the international community). Helps frame some of the low-to-high range possibilities. Link
Ethiopia is organizing pro-government rallies, and rounding up Tigrayans–including some who work for the UN, or who are US or UK citizens. In the north, there are dark stories of forced conscriptions. There is no word yet of how close rebels are to the capital, or of any other increase in fighting, and no indication that a peaceful resolution of the conflict is possible.
“Marching toward starvation“: Aid agencies are telling us that hunger + winter in Afghanistan is going to be catastrophic. And, thousands of Afghanis are trying to get out.
Several stories in the news this week point to the ongoing movement of peoples–internally displaced, refugees, migrant flows, and the like. Wars, plagues, economic crises, and climate change are sparking this now, and it will likely only increase. UPG research would love to keep up with this, but the flows are changing far too quickly for any centralized list to really manage. Rather than try to achieve total situational awareness of all the migrant flows in the world, a better route would be for churches to cultivate an attitude of observing the community immediately around them and reaching out to those from other places, and try to be a blessing to them, even at our own risk (perceived or actual).