Mark R. Royce, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northern Virginia Community College. A regular contributor to Providence, he is author of a well-received book on the European Union, is the recipient of numerous effective teaching citations, and is reachable at [email protected].
Julian Assange’s ideology reveals startling similarities with anarchists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mark R. RoyceMarch 21, 2023
Alexander Dugin is a serious scholar, a genuine intellectual, and a provocative social scientist who may be not unworthily pronounced the most formidable theoretical opponent of Western liberalism since Lenin.
Mark R. RoyceDecember 7, 2022
Xi’s most obvious and consistent discrepancy lies not in any difference between what the Chinese government says and what the Chinese government does, but between what it says to Communist and to non-Communist audiences.
Mark R. RoyceSeptember 20, 2022
The Mosfilm war movies collection greatly enhances understanding of the political psychology of contemporary Russian external aggression, especially the otherwise almost inexplicable official framing of the Ukrainian invasion
Mark R. RoyceMay 31, 2022
Over the centuries, the neutrality of some countries has provided many benefits, including for international law and global diplomacy.
Mark R. RoyceMay 2, 2022
That Russia’s invasion should have come as a surprise attack largely derives from the idealistic excess of the democratic peace theory.
Mark R. RoyceMarch 25, 2022
Soviet Russia demonstrated enormously greater fighting ability than has Red China, and yet even that temporarily invincible totalitarian regime is no more.
Mark R. RoyceJanuary 24, 2022
In response to the astonishing fall of Kabul and sudden capitulation of the Afghan government, President Joe Biden ordered Operation Allies Welcome. But did it follow international law?
Mark R. RoyceNovember 15, 2021
Glenn Greenwald’s “Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil” explores his astonishing personal and professional confrontation with the rulers of his adopted home.
Mark R. RoyceJuly 26, 2021
Seventy-five years ago, the Samuel Goldwyn masterpiece “The Best Years of Our Lives” premiered to universal critical and popular acclaim. Reviewing the film now, two overarching contrasts between past and present are clear.
Mark R. RoyceApril 28, 2021