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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The Civil War Offers Public Diplomacy Lessons: A Review of Doyle’s The Cause of All Nations
The Civil War Offers Public Diplomacy Lessons: A Review of Doyle’s The Cause of All Nations

While most histories of the Civil War naturally focus on the drama in America, Don H. Doyle’s “The Cause of All Nations” explains how the conflict fits into broader world history and how events abroad affected the war.

Marksism – No. 68: Colin Powell, Niebuhr on USSR, Kentucky Seminaries

This week the editors discuss Colin Powell’s legacy, what Reinhold Niebuhr said about the USSR and anti-communists in 1946, and LiVecche’s trip to speak at seminaries in Kentucky.

Marksism – No. 67: Mennonites, Nancy Reagan, James Bond, Gen. Milley
Marksism – No. 67: Mennonites, Nancy Reagan, James Bond, Gen. Milley

This week the editors discuss a book review of Melissa Florer-Bixler’s How to Have an Enemy, a review of James Bond films, an interview with Karen Tumulty about Nancy Reagan, and Marc Livecche’s article about Gen. Mark Milley.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 70 | Tigray vs. Ethiopia Civil War (Joshua Meservey)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 70 | Tigray vs. Ethiopia Civil War

Joshua Meservey discusses the ongoing war between Tigray and Ethiopia’s central government. He explains how and why the war started, what Tigrayan forces want, the human rights crisis, and more.

Marksism – No. 66: Just War Post 9/11 and Beyond

This week the editors discuss Debra Erickson’s article about the just war tradition after 9/11.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 69 | The Future of Afghanistan and Vulnerable Afghans (Paul D. Miller)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 69 | The Future of Afghanistan and Vulnerable Afghans

Paul D. Miller speaks with Mark Melton about the current situation in Afghanistan as well as what might happen in…

Marksism – No. 65: Retribution, Terror, Sin, and German Elections

This week the editors cover Marc LiVecche’s article about retribution, Colin Dueck’s article about Reinhold Niebuhr, and Christian Forstner’s comments on the German election.

Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East (Joel Rosenberg)
Foreign Policy ProvCast: Ep. 68 | America’s Enemies and Allies in the Middle East

In this episode, Joel Rosenberg talks about his latest book, “Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey inside the Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East.”

Report from the Liberated Netherlands, 1946
Report from the Liberated Netherlands, 1946

“Letter from Holland,” by L.H. RuitenbergAugust 5, 1946 While North Americans, on being informed of the church situation in Holland,…

Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis
Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis

The Afghanistan crisis may cause problems for China and Russia, but these countries also have opportunities and could avoid the possible pitfalls.