Diplomacy

Abraham Kuyper’s Christian Advice for Foreign Policy
Abraham Kuyper’s Christian Advice for Foreign Policy

For Kuyper, governance is an opportunity to plant Christian truth in another part of the world’s soil. It is about giving others a chance to flourish.

What You Should Know about the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process
What You Should Know about the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process

The Trump administration was reportedly expected to release its plan for Israeli–Palestinian peace shortly after the Israeli election on April 9. Here is what you should know about the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.

Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out
Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out

While there continues to be a movement among policymakers in Caracas, Washington, and even Oslo, the Venezuelan church has made several provocative statements in recent weeks, demonstrating that even its patience is running out.

The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy
The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy

On March 31, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro initiated a four-day official visit to Israel. The trip consolidates the improvement of relations between the two countries.

Trump, Kim, and the Challenge of Peace
Trump, Kim, and the Challenge of Peace

While many are hopeful about the current back and forth between Trump and Kim, the history of US-North Korea relations gives little cause for hope.

The Gentle Shape of Deceit: Eisenhower's Rhetoric in Randy Fowler More Than a Doctrine - Book Review
The Gentle Shape of Deceit: Eisenhower’s Rhetoric in Fowler’s More Than a Doctrine

In More Than a Doctrine, Randy Fowler argues that, even though President Eisenhower didn’t have a reputation for being a powerful orator, his speeches had a profound effect on the Middle East.

What the Pope’s Visit Teaches Us About The Wrong Way to Do Religious Diplomacy

Religious diplomacy is important, but religious leaders should focus on representing the truths of their religion and the concerns of their constituencies rather than working toward meta-religious consensus. They will be most successful when their diplomacy is understated and narrowly-construed.

Critical Conversations: Nicholson Discusses Middle East Policy with MBN’s Alberto Fernandez
America Talks to the Middle East an Interview with MBN’s Alberto Fernandez

Providence co-editor Robert Nicholson sat down with Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, president of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Throughout an extensive conversation, Nicholson posed five questions to Fernandez on topics ranging from Syria to the prospect of democracy in the greater Middle East.

An Army of Conscience: Democracies Should Unite to Overcome UN Failures

We must deal with the world as it is and fashion solutions that protect innocents, promote justice and defend the shared values of liberal democracy. The UN has failed to do that for more than seven decades. Worse, it has hindered responsible powers from playing that legitimate and necessary role. Perhaps it’s time to try something new.