Rebeccah Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, a contributing editor at Providence, is a fellow at Hudson Institute where she provides research and commentary on a variety of international security issues and specializes in deterrence and counter-proliferation. She is also the vice-chairman of the John Hay Initiative’s Counter-proliferation Working Group and the original manager of the House of Representatives Bi-partisan Missile Defense Caucus.
Rebeccah Heinrichs Dinner Lecture: “Just War and Nuclear Weapons”

On March 22, 2018, Rebeccah Heinrichs spoke about nuclear weapons at a dinner launching a just war conference that Providence and Catholic University of America co-hosted.

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review Defends America
Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review Defends America

The United States must be able to convince our adversaries that Americans have the will and capability to inflict punishment on them in response to an act of aggression such that they would not carry out the act of aggression in the first place, and so the United States won’t have to inflict the punishment it promises.

Why are American Forces in Niger?
Why are American Forces in Niger?

The American forces who died fighting ISIS fighters in Niger deserve our gratitude, their families our compassion and help, and their mission in the African theater of operations our support. 

Iran deal
The New U.S. Iran Strategy

The fundamental problem with the old strategy is that it didn’t address fundamental problems: this one does

Love and Defend America: Reflections from Rebeccah Heinrichs
Love and Defend America: Reflections from Rebeccah Heinrichs

Serious praise of America by prominent Christian thinkers was hard to find this Independence Day, but we should be willing to appreciate and defend her.

Trump has Realistic Options for North Korea ICBM
Trump has Realistic Options for North Korea after ICBM Test

After North Korea’s successful ICBM test on July 4, does the Trump administration have any realistic policy options to deter the Kim Jong-un regime?

Drive Them Out: President Trump Delivers Blunt Speech Against Islamists at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh
Drive Them Out: President Trump Delivers Blunt Speech Against Islamists at Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh

Speaking to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, President Trump gave the speech an American president has needed to give but perhaps only Trump would have felt comfortable delivering.

President Donald Trump Executive Order 13769 Sign Ceremony The Principles Behind and Main Points of the Executive Order Syria
The Principles Behind and Main Points of the Executive Order

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Trump’s attempt to reinstate his executive order pausing refugee travel to the U.S., but it is still useful to understand the executive order’s purpose and some of its larger points.

Donald Trump, An Unwitting Stooge for Russia? Not so Fast.
Donald Trump, An Unwitting Stooge for Russia? Not so Fast.

If Russia wanted a U.S. president who would follow the Obama administration’s patterns of concessions and refusal to respond to Russian aggression, it would have been hoping for and preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency.

ProvCast Episode 3: Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Part 2

In the second part of our conversation with Rebeccah Heinrichs, we cover why the United States should have nuclear weapons, the need for missile defense, how just war theory would critique the mutual assured destruction (MAD) strategy, and more.