Matt Gobush

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.

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O Captain My Captain Rex Tillerson Secretary of State
O Captain, My Captain

In a bipartisan vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed a captain of industry to steer our nation’s ship of state, Rex Tillerson, former Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil. The decision was a wise one.

Senator Ball
Wherefore Art Thou, Senator Ball?

Senator Joseph H. Ball, a Republican from Minnesota appointed unexpectedly to office in 1940, supported the Lend-Lease Act to aid Britain in its defense against Nazi Germany and debated against Charles Lindbergh and his America First populism.

Geo-Gamechanger Derek Chollet Book Review Long Game
The Geo-Gamechanger?

Derek Chollet’s The Long Game defends Obama’s foreign policy and the president’s attempts to project global leadership in an era of infinite demands and finite resources.

Moral Multilateralism: Obama Doctrine Christian Realism
Moral Multilateralism: The Obama Doctrine’s Christian Realism

The search for what is the Obama Doctrine is over—and has been since he gave a speech to the graduating cadets at West Point, when he explained the conditions under which Americans would take up arms.

Responsibility to Protect
Calling All Christians: The Responsibility to Protect

The Episcopal Church has taken a strong stand in support of Responsibility to Protect (R2P), an international norm developed to stop genocide and other crimes against humanity.

Humility
Lead Us Not into Temptation

Guest Editorial: “It is excellent / To have a giant’s strength, but tyrannous, / To use it like a giant”