Mark Melton

Mark Melton

Mark Melton is the deputy editor for Providence. 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.
American Blunders in the Middle East: A Review of Michael Doran’s in Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East
American Blunders in the Middle East: A Review of Doran’s Ike’s Gamble

Michael Doran’s book shows how the Eisenhower administration made several mistakes in the Middle East, and today policymakers can learn from them.

What about Amillennialism in Foreign Policy?
What about Amillennialism in Foreign Policy?

If Michael Doran and Walter Russel Mead insist that Christian eschatology is relevant to American foreign policy, it makes sense to at least mention and analyze amillennialism and preterism.

Kleptocracy and America - Foreign Policy Podcast - Ted Moorman
ProvCast Ep. 12: Kleptocracy and America

What is “kleptocracy,” and what role does the United States play in it? Is the US a kleptocracy? How do anonymous shell companies contribute? In this episode that we recorded late last summer, Ted Moorman answers these questions and more.

An Introduction to Kleptocracy (Extended) - Ted Moorman
An Introduction to Kleptocracy (Extended)

In this extended version of our regular, public Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ted Moorman speaks in more detail about kleptocracy and America’s role in perpetuating foreign corruption.

Russian Speakers In Latvia (Extended)

This first episode of our subscriber-only podcast is an extended conversation with Matt Gobush, who spoke with us last year about his trip to and research on Latvia, and specifically Russian speakers there. In our normal podcast, the Foreign Policy ProvCast, we released part of this conversation, but in this version we’re giving you a deeper dive.

ProvCast Episode 11: Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East?
ProvCast Episode 11: Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East?

Will Christianity survive in the Middle East? Dr. Kent R. Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute and former President of the Institute on Religion & Democracy (IRD), discusses this vital and timely question with Providence Magazine’s Depute Editor Mark Melton.

Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism
Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism

Suggesting we should shun petty nationalism and encourage the ennobling type offers little foreign policy guidance, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.

ProvCast Ep. 10: Russian-Speaking Latvians and NATO
ProvCast Ep. 10: Russian-Speaking Latvians and NATO

Matt Gobush talks about Latvia, Russia, and NATO while focusing on Russian-speaking residents in Latvia and explaining why Americans should be concerned about this issue.

ProvCast Episode 9: European Integration and the Church
ProvCast Ep. 9: European Integration and the Church

Mark Royce discusses the Church’s role in the European integration project that has developed into the European Union, which his forthcoming book evaluates.

A President Honors Wounded Veterans: Review of George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage

President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage can help the nation, and especially the Church, better understand wounded warriors.