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.
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.

ProvCast Episode 2 Rebeccah Heinrichs Nuclear Deterrence
ProvCast Episode 2: Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Part 1

In the second episode of Foreign Policy ProvCast, Rebeccah Heinrichs speaks about her article on nuclear deterrence.

Warthogs & All

On the foreign policy of a Trump presidency, the character of our military, allies and interests–and a little something about a beautiful plane

US Should Retain Right to Nuclear Testing
U.S. Should Retain Right to Nuclear Testing

The United States must pursue policies that ensure the U.S. nuclear deterrent is safe, reliable, and credible. Reserving the right to resume nuclear testing is one such means to maintain such a credible deterrent.

Robust Nuclear Deterrent Force Peace Justice
A Robust Nuclear Deterrent: A Force for Peace & Justice

Not only is the United States morally justified to possess nuclear weapons and to credibly threaten their employment, it would be immoral and inimical to the principles of Christian just war theory for the U.S. government to adopt the disarmament agenda.

Syria Terrorist Diaspora Refugees
Syria’s Terrorist Diaspora

Just last week FBI Director James Comey warned: “At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before.”