In Providence’s latest newsletter, Mark Melton reflects on George H.W. Bush, his bipartisan friendship with Bill Clinton, and lessons for a highly partisan America today.
Mark MeltonDecember 10, 2018
President George H.W. Bush was a principled Christian politician who was devoted to public service as an outgrowth of his faith, and not in spite of it.
Daniel StrandDecember 5, 2018
We shouldn’t redraw existing borders carelessly. But when trying to hold a state together becomes more disruptive to international order than allowing it to break apart, when one group mistreats another within a state, when a government loses the ability and authority to govern, the sensible course is to let that state dissolve.
Alan DowdJuly 26, 2018
The foreign policies of Teddy Roosevelt and his distant cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt represent an intersection between two different Protestant worldviews.
Mark TooleyApril 16, 2018
The sixth round of talks to update the NAFTA will begin later this month in Canada. But Canadian officials are increasingly concerned that President Trump will announce the United States will unilaterally withdraw—either as a negotiation tactic or as a way to shift toward Trump’s favored protectionism. Here is what you should know about the perennially controversial trade agreement.
Joe CarterJanuary 12, 2018
On December 18, President Trump unveiled his first National Security Strategy (NSS) report. Here is what you should know about this important national security document.
Joe CarterJanuary 5, 2018
Determining when and where to serve “the interest of humanity” is not a science. In a broken world, American policymakers must seek the counsel of the heart and the head, aim for the achievable, and choose the least-bad option.
Alan DowdSeptember 6, 2017
Angola’s elections last week signaled the departure of Africa’s second longest serving leader, reminding me of an exhilarating 1986 dinner I attended.
Mark TooleyAugust 28, 2017
Good character isn’t a matter of perfection, but rather direction. President George H.W. Bush always seemed to have that sense of direction, that internal compass keeping him—and America—on the right path.
Alan DowdAugust 21, 2017