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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Ep. 63: Just War for Ordered Liberty? (Paul D. Miller)
Ep. 63 | Just War for Ordered Liberty?

In this episode, Paul D. Miller talks about his recent book “Just War and Ordered Liberty,” which explains how just war thinking has shifted over the centuries—from Augustinian, Westphalian, and now Liberal traditions.

Ep. 62 | What the USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong
Ep. 62 | What USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong

Steven Howard, advocacy director at In Defense of Christians (IDC), speaks with Mark Melton about the 2021 annual report from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Ep. 60 | Churchill’s Speech and the Descending Iron Curtain - Sinews of Peace - Fulton - Westminister College - Cold War
Ep. 60 | Churchill’s Speech and the Descending Iron Curtain

On March 5, 1946—75 years ago—Winston Churchill delivered the “Sinews of Peace” at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. “Special relationship” to describe US-UK relations and “Iron Curtain” both become household terms after the speech, and some point to this moment as the official start to the Cold War.

Ep. 59: Preview of the Yule Blog (Advent Special)

In this Advent Special of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Mark Melton speaks with Walter Russell Mead about his annual Yule Blog series, which begins on Christmas Eve and runs through Epiphany on January 6.

Ep. 58 | Lessons from “The Liberator” (Dark Ops)
Ep. 58 | Lessons from The Liberator (Dark Ops)

In this episode of the ProvCast, Mark Melton and Marc LiVecche discuss the Netflix series The Liberator, an animated series based on a book by Alex Kershaw that tells the story of Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment in World War II.

Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War (Robert Nicholson) Nagorno-Karabakh Armenia
Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War

Starting on September 27, the war between Azerbaijan and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) resumed, and fighting ceased on November 10 with Artsakh losing most of the territory it had controlled. Here Mark Melton and Robert Nicholson discuss the war and its aftermath.

Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide (Podcast with Nadine Maenza)
Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide

In this episode, Nadine Maenza talks about religious freedom issues in the Middle East, especially in Iraq where the Yazidis…

Foreign Policy ProvCast Episode #54 | Don’t Confuse Liberalism And Progressivism (Paul D. Miller)
Ep. 54 | Don’t Confuse Liberalism and Progressivism

A couple of months ago, Providence contributor Paul D. Miller complained on Twitter about people confusing liberalism and progressivism. In…

Ep. 53 | Caught in the Middle: Japan's Geopolitical Role
Ep. 53 | Caught in the Crossfire: Japan’s Geopolitical Role

In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Joshua Walker speaks with Mark Melton about Japan’s geopolitical role, especially as…

Ep. 52: Racism and the Church

Providence has recently published a few articles about race and racism after the murder of George Floyd, and in this…