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.

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.

Marksism, No. 27: Trump's Successes, Respect vs. Toleration, and Christmas
Marksism – No. 28: Trump’s Successes, Respect vs. Toleration, and Christmas

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Alan Dowd’s article about what Trump’s foreign policy got right, a debate at Cambridge University over whether students and professors should respect or tolerate speech they dislike, and an interview with Tower of Skulls author Richard Frank.

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.

Marksism | Ep. 27: Appeasement, Historical Lessons, and Assassinations

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s conversation with Tim Bouverie, author of Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and…

Marksism | Ep. 26: Nukes and Learning from Losing
Marksism | Ep. 26: Nukes and Losing an Election like Churchill

In this week’s episode of Marksism, the editors discuss recent content on nuclear weapons and losing elections.

Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence
Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s discussion with Hal Brands, author of “The Lessons of Tragedy:…

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.

Marksism | Ep. 24: Ending WWI the Wrong Way and the Christian’s Cause

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss a 75-year-old article about what the Christian’s cause should be, why the Allies made a mistake in how they ended WWI, Josh Mitchell’s comments about the presidential election.

Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors' Vengeance
Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors’ Vengeance

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss an article by Reinhold Niebuhr where he responds to atrocities against vanquished Germans,…

The Vengeance of Victors
The Vengeance of Victors

There is no more dismal aspect of human history than the behavior of victors. However just their cause, they never fail to cast doubt upon its righteousness by the manner in which they exploit their victory.