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 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 taught English in France.

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Marksism – No. 84: Just War Tears, Ukraine Martyr, China Irony

In this episode the editors discuss Rebeccah Heinrichs’ article about John Kirby’s emotional statement about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mark Tooley’s editorial about Poland and Ukraine as martyr nations, and Christian realist articles from 1947 debating whether the Chinese communists could exist and thrive in a democracy.

The Failure of China’s Peace Settlement
While China’s Peace Settlement Failed and the Communists Rose: A 1947 Assessment

George Marshall’s attempt to create peace between the Chinese nationalists and communists failed. Christian realists in 1947 considered why.

Marksism – No. 83: Hazony’s New Book, Ukraine Support, Cold War Christian Realism
Marksism – No. 83: Hazony’s New Book, Ukraine Support, Cold War Christian Realism

This week the editors discussed a Providence event where Yoram Hazony talked about his forthcoming new book “Conservatism: A Rediscovery,” how Christian realists disagreed over US foreign policy as the Cold War began, Mark Tooley’s article about democracy and decadence, and J. Daryl Charles’ article about deterring nuclear blackmail.

Christian Realists on the Truman Doctrine and Greek Civil War
Christian Realists on the Truman Doctrine and Greek Civil War

During an address to the US Congress on March 12, 1947, President Harry Truman called for military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece to counter communist threats. This began the Truman Doctrine, and Christian realists responded a month later.

Resurrection and the Christian Hope: Review of Timothy Keller’s Hope in Times of Fear

In “Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter,” Timothy Keller reflects on how and why the secular hope of progress has failed, and he instead offers the Christian reason for hope.

Marksism – No. 82: World War III, Just War vs. Pacifism, Easter

This week the editors discuss Debra Erickson’s article about why the Russia-Ukraine War is not World War III, an exchange about pacifism and the just war tradition, and a 75-year-old article about Easter and the resurrection.

Marksism – No. 81: Moral-Realism, Defending Values, Foolish Foreign Aid

This week the editors discuss Simon Polinder’s article about moral realism, Debra Erickson’s argument about the role of values in foreign policy, and a 75-year-old article about why some people support “foolish” foreign aid.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 78 | The Russia-Ukraine War after the Battle of Kyiv (Paul Miller)
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 78 | The Russia-Ukraine War after the Battle of Kyiv

In this episode, Paul Miller talks about what may happen in Ukraine now that the Battle of Kyiv appears to be over and the war is moving into a new, possibly longer phase.

Marksism – No. 80: War Crimes, Regime Change, Niebuhr in Scotland

The editors discuss Eric Patterson’s article about jus post bellum and war crimes, Reinhold Niebuhr’s letters from Scotland, and Mark Tooley’s remarks on regime change.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 77 | How to Help Ukraine Effectively without a NATO-Russia War (Lt. Col. Tyson K. Wetzel)
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 77 | How to Help Ukraine Effectively without a NATO-Russia War

In this episode, Mark Melton speaks with Lieutenant Colonel Tyson K. Wetzel (US Air Force) about how the United States can help Ukraine fight Russia effectively without NATO and Russia getting into a war.