Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley is IRD’s president and editor of IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and is a native of Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, published in 2008; Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, published in 2012; and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War, published in 2015.

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Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence
Marksism | Ep. 25: US-China Rivalry, War in the Caucasus, and Nonviolence

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s discussion with Hal Brands, author of “The Lessons of Tragedy:…

Hals Brands on Regime Realism and US-China Relations

Rough Transcript Tooley: Hello this is Mark Tooley, editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy. Today…

Daughters of Yalta

Rough Transcript Tooley: Hello this is Mark Tooley, editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy, speaking…

Marksism | Ep. 24: Ending WWI the Wrong Way and the Christian’s Cause

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss a 75-year-old article about what the Christian’s cause should be, why the Allies made a mistake in how they ended WWI, Josh Mitchell’s comments about the presidential election.

Josh Mitchell on Election 2020 and US Spirituality

In this conversation with Mark Tooley, Josh Mitchell of Georgetown University offers his reflections on the 2020 presidential election, among…

Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors' Vengeance
Marksism | Ep. 23: The Election, the Schleitheim Confession, and Victors’ Vengeance

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss an article by Reinhold Niebuhr where he responds to atrocities against vanquished Germans,…

Marksism | Ep. 22: Jerkiness, State Privilege, and the 2020 Election
Marksism | Ep. 22: Jerkiness, State Privilege, and the 2020 Election

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Matthew Arildsen’s review of Eugene Cho’s “Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk,” Mark…

Marksism | Ep. 21: A Billion Americans, War with Iran, and Catholic Teaching

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Matthew Yglesias’ One Billion Americans and whether the US needs a larger…

Joe Capizzi on Pope Francis & Just War

Joseph Capizzi of Catholic University in a recent article for Providence analyzed Pope Francis’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti‘s seeming negative…

Father Drew Christiansen on Catholicism & Nukes

Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown University is co-editor of A World Free from Nuclear Weapons: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament….