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Superpower
D***, We Don’t Have a Foreign Policy

Ian Bremmer’s Superpower gives a good critique about America’s incoherent foreign policy and is a good introduction to different foreign policy choices.

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Why are Palestinian Christians Fleeing?

Why is the Muslim sector of Bethlehem growing while the Christian sector is falling? Both face the same exact set of circumstances. Could it be that this disparity tells the true story?

Exhausting Diplomacy

Exactly when has the determination to “exhaust” all the alternatives to military force ever brought a genocidal regime to its knees? Never.

America, Ike & Islam

Can you imagine an American president today greeted by hundreds of thousands with acclaim and American flags as he rides…

The Violence of Pacifism

It would seem that pacifism is a call to non-violence. It is not.

Susannah Black & Richard Dreyfuss: A Theopolitical Embroilment

The first of a five-part epistolary exchange between the actor Richard Dreyfuss and Providence associate editor Susannah Black exploring such issues as the potential of civics education to combat the appeal of groups like ISIS, the place of religion in public life, and the roots of the ideas of the American founding.

Peace Through Strength

In the early 1800s, Thomas Jefferson led a young America to war against Barbary state thugs whose Islamist political ideology led them to believe they had a divine right to dominate the West. The conditions that led America to victory then remain relevant today.

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Pig Blood and Glowing Sand

More than a third of self-identified evangelicals support Donald Trump, who touts a false story about an American general executing Muslim terrorists with bullets dipped in pig blood. These numbers suggest that American evangelicalism has a serious discipleship problem when it comes to the ethics of war and peace, and the name of that problem is not pacifism.

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Brexit & European Disunion: Dipping a Toe in the Rubicon

Europe may cross the Rubicon on June 23 when the United Kingdom votes on whether to remain in or leave the European Union. The US should consider how Brexit could affect American foreign policy.