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.

Russia
Pray for Russia, Too

For Christian citizens, prayer should be the first reflex whenever tragedies occur, whether they occur in a country that is seen as a friend – like France- or in a country that is seen as an antagonist – like Russia.

Vicar of Baghdad spoke on Christian and Yazidi genocide
This is not Genocide…

According to the Obama Administration, this is not genocide.

Evangelicals Help Drive U.S. Support for Israel
Evangelicals’ “Intensity” Drives Israel Support

Based upon his findings in a recent opinion poll, Shibley Telhami attempts to explain why evangelicals are more likely to support Israel intensely.

Ghost Fleet
Considering a Truly Existential Threat

While showing how a war between the U.S. and China would play out, P.W. Singer and August Cole’s Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War is a highly-recommendable read that has already helped focus minds on this topic, both inside the Beltway and beyond.

Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Alternative Foreign Policy Options in Syria

Given that Obama’s strategy is incoherent and will not work at achieving a specific goal, whether that goal is stopping ISIS or removing Assad, American voters should consider the three alternative options proposed at Brookings on November 16.