Luke M. Perez

Luke M. Perez is an assistant professor in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. His research focuses on religion, ethics, and US foreign policy. He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the rise of religious freedom as a core component to American grand strategy. Prior to ASU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute at the University of Missouri, and he completed his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. A native of California, Luke earned his BA in Greek and Latin at The Ohio State University and his MA in political philosophy at Villanova University. He is also a 12-year veteran with the California Air National Guard.

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Cold War Strategy for Today: A Review of Hal Brand’s The Twilight Struggle
Cold War Strategy for Today: A Review of Hal Brands’s The Twilight Struggle

Brands offers seven key lessons for his readers about what he terms a “twilight struggle,” a period of high-stakes competition between great powers that occurs between the darkness of war and daylight of peace.

Considering Options in Ukraine

It is not a question of if, but when global unity will soften and former die-hard supporters of the Ukrainian cause will slink away. We should be realistic about that eventuality. If we are, we can ask about what kind of Ukraine, what kind of Europe, we want to see.

A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation
A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation

The sad and lamentable truth is that indeed this is who we are, for it was members of our own body-politic who did this, and we cannot heal if we do not confront the uncomfortable facts as they are. It was sedition.

Jacksonian Progressive American Foreign Policy Anti-Theology Response Michael Doran First Things
Jacksonians, Progressives & American Foreign Policy’s Anti-Theology

Both the Jacksonian and Progressive persuasions that Michael Doran describes exhibit symptoms of secularized politics. Neither articulates a truly Christian view of politics or foreign policy.