Mark Melton

Mark Melton is the managing editor for Providence and was the journal’s inaugural deputy editor. He earned his master’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews and has focused on political economy, military affairs, and civil conflict, especially in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East. His bachelor’s degree in foreign language and international trade comes from Mississippi College. Prior to moving to DC, he worked as a political science adjunct professor at community colleges in Mississippi and also taught English in France.

Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline
Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline

In the sixth episode of Marksism series on June 26, 2020, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche speak…

Marksism | Episode 4: Hope vs. Despair, Race Relations, Ongoing COVID-19, and More

In the fourth episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche begin by…

Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics
Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics

Because the war analogy breaks down and causes problems, comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters like hurricanes makes more sense and helps society think through current dilemmas.

Marksism | Episode 3: George Floyd, Protests, and More

In the third episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche discuss the…

ProvCast Ep. 50: Hong Kong’s Democracy Faces its “Worst-Case Scenario” (Olivia Enos)
ProvCast Ep. 50: Hong Kong’s Democracy Faces its “Worst-Case Scenario”

This week the Chinese Communist Party approved a decision to “establish and enhance the legal framework and enforcement mechanisms for…

Why Americans Should Worry about Religious Persecution in Nigeria: A Conversation with Eric Patterson

In his interview with Mark Melton, Eric Patterson, executive vice president of the Religious Freedom Institute, speaks about religious violence,…

Marksism | Episode 1: R.R. Reno, Nuclear Weapons, and More
Marksism | Episode 1: R.R. Reno, Nuclear Weapons, and More

In the first episode of what will be a weekly series, the three Providence editors—Mark Tooley (editor), Mark Melton (managing…

Ep. 49: When Religion and Populism Mix - Germany France Donald Trump
Ep. 49: When Religion and Populism Mix

Tobias Cremer, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Mark Melton about the role religion plays in…

Criticizing America over COVID-19 Response

Americans should be willing to condemn China’s great crimes while also critiquing America’s mistakes. Democratic citizens’ right to criticize their government is a key reason why the US is better than China and why democracies ultimately outperform autocracies.

Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War
Coronavirus Opens New Front in US-China Cold War

Some in the West may hope that COVID-19 exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s lies and human rights violations while sparking mass protests. Meanwhile, the pandemic spreads in the West and complicates the geopolitical rivalry between the US and China.