Mark R Royce

Mark R. Royce

Mark R. Royce earned his Doctor of Philosophy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and is an assistant professor of political science at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale. He is the author of The Political Theology of European Integration: Comparing the Influence of Religious Histories on European Policies (2017), is currently at work on a second book concerned with the foreign policy of the Apostolic See, and may be reached at [email protected]

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Strength, Security, Engagement: Liberal Optimist Canada Defense Strategy
Strength, Security, Engagement: Canada’s Liberal Optimist Defense Strategy

Mark Royce explains why Canada’s defense strategy is a mediocre study unworthy of such a vitally important democratic state.

Alarmist Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder
Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder

Some media outlets have called Markus Söder “Germany’s Trump” and the “Merkel Slayer.” They’re wrong.

Bourgeois Self-Pity: A Warning. Book Review of Madeleine Albright's Fascism: A Warning
Bourgeois Self-Pity: A Warning. Review of Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A Warning

Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A Warning is both cynical and shallow.

How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy
How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces plans to increase defense spending from about 40.8 billion euros in 2017 to 42.8 billion euros in 2018, with increases projected to continue through 2025.

A Study in Totalitarianism: Book Review of Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine
A Study in Totalitarianism: Review of Applebaum’s Red Famine

Applebaum’s analysis of the Holodomor in Red Famine presents not so much a scientific study in human starvation as a political study of the horrifying possibilities of totalitarianism.

No Pasarán? The Politics, Law, and Morality of the Catalan Independence Referendum
No Pasarán? The Politics, Law, and Morality of the Catalan Independence Referendum

This Sunday, Catalonia will attempt to hold a referendum on independence from Spain. Why is this strange event taking place, and what are the implications for European and international politics?

Defeating Jihad Book Cover Sebastian Gorka Book Review
Muhammad en marche? Review of Gorka’s Defeating Jihad

Largely absent from the mainstream media’s barrage against Sebastian Gorka is genuine scholarly discussion of his high-grossing Defeating Jihad.

Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Book Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age
Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick’s The End of Europe provides an informative tour through contemporary political developments, but its lack of analytical rigor is remarkable.

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.

Alternative for Germany? Could the Christian Democrats lose their Base to a Protest Party? Bernd Lucke AfD Rally
Alternative for Germany? Could the Christian Democrats lose their Base to a Protest Party?

Could Alternative for Germany’s economic nationalism and hostility to Islam dethrone the Christian Democratic Union as the political home of German Christians?