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.
Missing from Bp. Curry’s message during the royal wedding is an appreciation of sin, its persistence and its power to corrupt human relationships. His is a prophecy filled with hope, but lacking humility. And in this, he bears false witness to our fallen world.
Matt GobushJune 20, 2018
From the ashes of both Bryan’s ignoble isolationism and Wilson’s utopian universalism rose the school of Christian realism advocated by Reinhold Niebuhr.
Matt GobushApril 21, 2018
This first episode of our subscriber-only podcast is an extended conversation with Matt Gobush, who spoke with us last year about his trip to and research on Latvia, and specifically Russian speakers there. In our normal podcast, the Foreign Policy ProvCast, we released part of this conversation, but in this version we’re giving you a deeper dive.
Matt Gobush & Mark MeltonApril 5, 2018
HBO’s The Final Year traverses the globe, from Africa to the Arctic, Havana to Hanoi, but it is in Syria where the cockfight personified by Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes climaxes. Indeed, President Obama claims that “on no other issue was there such a split” between them.
Matt GobushMarch 12, 2018
On January 8, 1918 – a century ago today – President Woodrow Wilson mounted the rostrum of the U.S. House of Representatives, America’s inner sanctum of democracy, to deliver one of the most consequential speeches in history.
Matt GobushJanuary 8, 2018
Matt Gobush talks about Latvia, Russia, and NATO while focusing on Russian-speaking residents in Latvia and explaining why Americans should be concerned about this issue.
Matt Gobush & Mark MeltonSeptember 18, 2017
How leaders in Riga and other front line NATO capitals conduct the delicate dance between asserting their national identities and managing relations with their Russian minorities could mean the difference between war and peace.
Matt GobushJune 26, 2017
With his novel concept of sovereign obligation in A World in Disarray, Richard Haass makes an important advance in the search for peace in a disoriented world. But its advances fall short, unable to grasp the essential moral quality of world order.
Matt GobushJune 12, 2017
It is said that victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. In the case of NATO’s military intervention in Libya six years ago, both sides of the adage seem to apply.
Matt GobushApril 19, 2017
In this episode we speak with Matt Gobush about the Obama doctrine, his foreign policy, and a concept Gobush calls “Moral Multilateralism”.
Matt Gobush & Mark MeltonMarch 15, 2017