Matt Gobush is a contributing editor to Providence and previously served on the staff of the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, and the US Senate. He currently serves on the Standing Commission for World Mission of the Episcopal Church. Matt works in the private sector and lives in Virginia with his wife and six internationally adopted children.
A Review of Suzanne Bowles’ Biography of Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan
Matt GobushMarch 13, 2023
Few have discussed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s formative early years of public service prior to joining Biden’s staff, years when our paths crossed.
Matt GobushMarch 2, 2021
To better grasp Russian conduct, past and present, we would do well to understand its religious sources in Orthodox Christianity.
Matt GobushOctober 23, 2019
If there’s one candidate among the Democrats vying for the presidency who needs no introduction, it’s Joe Biden. He held…
Matt GobushJuly 23, 2019
Kirkpatrick has since passed from the scene, but her influence lives on, as evidenced in Robert Kagan’s exhaustive essay “The Strongmen Strike Back.”
Matt GobushMay 10, 2019
The international community should renew the responsibility to protect and empower regional organizations to uphold it. Such would be a fitting remembrance of the Rwanda genocide.
Matt GobushApril 24, 2019
The US has reached a milestone in overcoming indifference and realizing Elie Wiesel’s vision of vigilant leadership in the fight against genocide.
Matt GobushJanuary 29, 2019
A disruptive foreign policy, such as the Trump Administration’s, is not necessarily disordering, and may even be warranted, especially when the status quo is unstable or unjust. But to be justified morally, it must be creatively destructive, replacing the old order with a new one.
Matt GobushDecember 21, 2018
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby advocates for an “extremist” church, confident in its transformative power. Duke University professor Stanley Hauerwas advocates for a pacifist church, bearing witness to nonviolence.
Matt GobushOctober 1, 2018
On January 8, 1918—one hundred years ago—President Woodrow Wilson mounted the rostrum of the House of Representatives, America’s inner sanctum of democracy, to deliver one of the most consequential speeches in history.
Matt GobushJune 29, 2018