Mark R. Royce

Mark R. Royce, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, and author of The Political Theology of European Integration: Comparing the Influence of Religious Histories on European Policies (2017), and Ecclesiology, Idealism, and World Polity: The Concordats of the Apostolic See ([under contract] 2024), both from Palgrave Macmillan. He also attained the rank of First Lieutenant in the Virginia State Guard, and may be reached at [email protected].

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Between Prime Minister and Prophet:Reflections on Geert Wilders

Whatever the ultimate outcome of its ongoing leadership struggle, the Dutch Tweede Kamer or House of Representatives will continue to…

Learning from Lenin on the Centenary of his Death

In 2024, on the centenary of Vladimir Lenin’s death (1870-1924), the study of his writings is as important than ever

Ukrainian Film and the Chronic Ineffectiveness of International Law

Putin has learned to create just enough seditious mayhem to subvert international law, but not enough to provoke war

Scowling Liberty: Review of Gary Gerstle’s “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order”

Historian Gary Gerstle traces the rise and fall of the neoliberal regime in his new book

Global Warmism as Reformulated Dialectical Materialism

Calls to globalize the struggle against climate change have echoes of another global struggle against capitalism

The Anarchism of Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s ideology reveals startling similarities with anarchists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

ALEXANDER DUGIN: Critique, Confrontation, and Chrysalis

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.

Dialectic Derailed? Review of Xi Jinping’s The Governance of China, 2014-2022

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.

The War through Mosfilm’s Eyes

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

Historical Benefits of International Neutrality
Historical Benefits of International Neutrality

Over the centuries, the neutrality of some countries has provided many benefits, including for international law and global diplomacy.