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.
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.”

The Next President Should Outline the Real Lessons of Hiroshima from Pearl Harbor
The Next President Should Outline the Real Lessons of Hiroshima from Pearl Harbor

It’s a good exercise for world leaders to remember those horrific bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to learn critical lessons from them. But the President and I disagree on the lessons to be learned.

Convince Russia Nuclear Retaliation Threat is Real

The United States and NATO have zero tolerance for the use of nuclear weapons and would exact a punishing response against Russian leadership and/or military facilities ensuring there would be no second strike, to put it lightly. At least, this is what the U.S. government should make Waterford-crystal-clear.

Nonproliferation
Obama’s Nonproliferation Record Earns Failing Grade

If one actually looks at the risks of nuclear war as well as the likelihood of proliferation at the start of the President’s term compared to now, the Obama’s nonproliferation record earns a failing grade. This becomes clear when one reflects on the Russian nuclear posture, the much ballyhooed Iran deal, and the situation in nuclear North Korea.