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Foreign Policy ProvCast

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#56 | From Kenosha to “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (Marc LiVecche & Keith Pavlischek)
Sep 25 • 33 min
In this episode of the ProvCast recorded on September 10, executive editor Marc LiVecche speaks with senior editor Keith Pavlischek about a variety of themes that emerge from an initial discussion of the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings in Kenosha. Topics…
#55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide (Nadine Maenza)
Sep 17 • 43 min
In this episode, Nadine Maenza talks about religious freedom issues in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria where the Yazidis suffered genocide starting six years ago. First, she explains the role of the US Commission on International Religious…
#54 | Don’t Confuse Liberalism And Progressivism (Paul D. Miller)
Aug 20 • 25 min
A couple months ago, Providence contributor Paul D. Miller complained on Twitter about people confused liberalism and progressivism. In this episode hosted by Mark Melton, he explains how the two concepts are different. He specifically makes the case that…
#53 | Caught in the Crossfire: Japan’s Geopolitical Role (Joshua Walker)
Aug 6 • 32 min
In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Joshua Walker speaks with Mark Melton about Japan’s global role, especially as the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies. The last time Walker spoke for Providence, he was in the process of…
#52: Racism and the Church (Trillia Newbell)
Jul 27 • 24 min
Providence has recently published a few articles about race and racism after the murder of George Floyd, and in this episode of the ProvCast Trillia Newbell speaks about a Christian perspective on racism, the imago Dei, practical ways Christians can…
#51: Confrontations with China — on Huawei, COVID-19, and More (Michael Sobolik)
Jul 16 • 40 min
Michael Sobolik, a fellow in Indo-Pacific Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC, speaks with Mark Melton about recent developments in China. In particular, Sobolik explains new revelations that the Chinese Communist Party is…
#50: Hong Kong’s Democracy Faces Its “Worst-Case Scenario” (Olivia Enos)
May 28 • 22 min
This week the Chinese Communist Party approved a decision to “establish and enhance the legal framework and enforcement mechanisms for national security” in Hong Kong. In response, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified that Hong Kong is no longer…
# 49: When Religion and Populism Mix (Tobias Cremer)
Apr 29 • 69 min
Tobias Cremer, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Mark Melton about the role religion plays in populist movements in Germany, France, and the United States. They discuss how populists on the streets of Dresden carried oversized…
#48: Religious Persecution against Christians Globally (David Curry)
Mar 11 • 35 min
Earlier this year David Curry, CEO and president of Open Doors USA, spoke about persecution against Christians globally and his organization’s annual report, the World Watch List. For more information about the report, visit…
#47: The Resurgence of Nationalism (Rich Lowry)
Jan 22 • 38 min
Assistant Editor Grayson Logue interviews Rich Lowry, Editor in Chief of National Review and author of “The Case for Nationalism.” They discuss the history of nationalism and its resurgence in the modern-day as well as President Trump’s strike against…
#46: On the Scene in Hong Kong (Travis Wussow)
Nov 25, 2019 • 34 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin interviews Travis Wussow (VP of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) from the front lines of the democracy protests in Hong Kong. They discuss the stand-off at Polytechnic University and role of Christians amidst the…
#45: China and the Great Network Power (Emily de La Bruyere & Nate Picarsic)
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin interviews Emily de La Bruyere and Nate Picarsic, Founders of Radar Lock Research, as they discuss their recent article on the growing threat of Chinese power and the strategy behind China’s economic and political drive for…
#44: Chaos for the Kurds Amidst US Withdrawal (Faysal Itani)
Oct 21, 2019 • 31 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin interviews Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council on the US withdrawal from Syria, the identity of the Kurds, the prospects for ISIS and the religious minorities in the region.
#43: Is Civility Dead in America?(Paul Miller)
Oct 7, 2019 • 37 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with Prof. Paul Miller to discuss the lack of civility in American politics, the rise of nationalism, and his recently published report on Faith and Healthy Democracy.
#42: The National Conservative Divide (David French)
Sep 9, 2019 • 69 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with David French of the National Review to discuss his debate with Sohrab Ahmari, the future of American conservatism, and America’s proposed withdrawal from Afghanistan.
#41: Hong Kong in Crisis (Olivia Enos)
Aug 26, 2019 • 27 min
Managing editor Drew Griffin sits down with Olivia Enos of the Heritage Foundation to discuss the ongoing crisis in Hong Kong, human rights, and the plight of Christians and Communist China.
#40: History, the Holocaust, and the German Problem (Samuel Goldman)
Aug 19, 2019 • 37 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with GWU Professor Samuel Goldman to discuss his piece in Modern Age on Finis Germania, Rolf Peter Seiferle, and the particular difficulty that the Holocaust poses for modern German Identity.
#39: What Boris Johnson Entails for US Foreign Policy (Niall Walsh)
Aug 12, 2019 • 43 min
Deputy Editor Mark Melton speaks with Niall Walsh, the Western Europe analyst at Oxford Analytica. They cover how and whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver Brexit by October 31, rising populism and nationalism in the UK, the possibility of…
#38: Remember Syria? The Crisis That Simply Won’t Go Away (Faysal Itani)
Jul 22, 2019 • 49 min
Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council talks with Providence Managing Editor Drew Griffin about the continuing crisis in Syria, and its ramifications throughout the broader middle east.
#37: Islamic Exceptionalism — A Defense of Religion in the Public Square (Shadi Hamid)
Jul 15, 2019 • 39 min
Author Shadi Hamid sits down with Managing Editor Drew Griffin to discuss the rise of Islam in the West and the role of religion in Foreign Policy.
#36: The Rise of China in Latin America (Eric Farnsworth)
Jul 1, 2019 • 41 min
Managing editor Drew Griffin sits down with Eric Farnsworth, VP of the Council of the Americas, to discuss the growing influence and threat of Chinese involvement in Latin America.
#35: The Global Rise of Antisemitism (Lela Gilbert)
Jun 24, 2019 • 36 min
Writer and author Lela Gilbert joins Drew Griffin to discuss the latest reports of global anti-Semitism.
#34: The Future of Venezuela (Paul Coyer)
Jun 3, 2019 • 46 min
Professor and contributing editor Paul Coyer joins Providence managing editor Drew Griffin for a discussion about the ongoing tragedy in Venezuela.
#33: Religious Freedom, Christian Missions and Religious Persecution (Sam Brownback)
May 23, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback to discuss the changing face of religious persecution and new global threats to international religious liberty.
#32: American Justness in War—from Independence, WWII, Vietnam, and Beyond (Eric Patterson)
May 20, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Eric Patterson speaks about his book Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in US Military History. Specifically, he addresses whether the colonies were right to fight the British Empire in the American War…
#31: Pessimism over Human Rights’ Future (Aaron Rhodes)
May 13, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Aaron Rhodes speaks on his article about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the Winter 2019 issue of Providence’s print edition. He also addresses the differences between human rights and…
Ep. #30: How Can Christian Ethics Save Lives? (Marc Livecche)
May 6, 2019 • 42 min
Scholar and ethicist Marc Livecche talks with Managing Editor Drew Griffin about Jean Bethke Elshtain, moral injury, and how Christian ethics can save lives.
Ep. #29: The Real Ethics Behind Artificial Intelligence (Jason Thacker)
Apr 29, 2019 • 30 min
Jason Thacker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission discusses the recent Evangelical Statement on AI with Managing Editor Drew Griffin. Read Jason’s article in Christianity Today on artificial intelligence:…
Ep. #28: The Future of Liberalism and Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump (Paul Miller)
Apr 22, 2019 • 43 min
Professor Paul Miller of Georgetown University sits down with Managing Editor Drew Griffin to discuss America’s Global Role under Trump’s leadership.
#27: Trouble at the Border: Immigration and The Trump Administration (Alan Cross)
Apr 15, 2019 • 43 min
Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with New York Times Contributor and Pastor Alan Cross to discuss the current crisis at the border and the morality of America’s Response.
#26: America’s Global Role in the Age of Trump (Rebeccah Heinrichs)
Apr 8, 2019 • 62 min
Episode #26: America’s Global Role in the Age of Trump (Rebeccah Heinrichs) by Providence Magazine
#25: The Rise of Antisemitism (Robert Nicholson)
Mar 25, 2019 • 50 min
Providence Editor Robert Nicholson discusses the roots and the recent rise of antisemitism, and why this should concern Christians and Jews alike.
#24: Brexit, Anglo-American Relations & the Lessons of Lewis and Tolkien (Joe Loconte)
Mar 20, 2019 • 28 min
Part Two of our conversation with Joe Loconte, Professor of History at The King’s College.
#23: What is Christian Realism and Why it Matters for American Foreign Policy (Joe Loconte)
Mar 18, 2019 • 40 min
Professor Joe Loconte sits down with Providence Managing Editor Drew Griffin to discuss the role of Christian Realism in American Politics.
#22: Postmortem of the Trump-Kim Summit, and What Should Happen Next (Olivia Enos)
Mar 14, 2019 • 48 min
Olivia Enos—a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation who traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, for President Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un—reviews the current economic and human rights situation in North Korea, what happened at the summit, Trump…
#21: Chaos in Venezuela: Analysis of the Crisis and its Future (Eric Farnsworth)
Mar 11, 2019 • 40 min
Eric Farnsworth Vice President of the Council of Americas sits down with Managing Editor Drew Griffin to discuss Juan Guaido, Maduro, and the Future of Venezuela (Link here to Senate Testimony…
#20: The Trump-Kim Summit Round 2 & Trouble on the Subcontinent (Mark Melton)
Mar 4, 2019 • 31 min
Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton and Managing Editor Drew Griffin discuss the North Korean Summit, India and Pakistan and the week that was.
#19: Trump’s State of the Union, His Foreign Policy, and Principled Realism (Matt Kroenig)‚Äč
Feb 13, 2019 • 46 min
Providence Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with Matthew Kroenig — author, professor and fellow at the Atlantic Council to discuss Trump’s State of the Union Address, Russia, North Korea, and the potential changes in US policy regarding each. He…
#18: The US, Syria, and the Future of Assad (Faysal Itani)
Feb 4, 2019 • 40 min
Providence Managing Editor Drew Griffin sits down with Faysal Itani, Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council to discuss the US withdrawal from Syria, the future of Syria, and the next steps for the Assad Regime.
#17: The Horror or the Glory? “The Thin Red Line,” 20 Years Later (Nigel Biggar)
Jan 4, 2019 • 38 min
In Providence’s latest Dark Ops podcast, Executive Editor Marc LiVecche sits down with Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology Nigel Biggar to discuss “The Thin Red Line,” a 1998 war film. In Paradisum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=765902Tra6M…
#16: The Case for Sobriety — US Relations with Saudi Arabia (Sohrab Ahmari)
Nov 9, 2018 • 44 min
After the Saudi Arabia and the Jamal Khashoggi affair, should we sound the alarm or call for sobriety? Drew Griffin sits down with Sohrab Ahmari to discuss US-Saudi Arabia relations.
#15: Heroism in the Great War (Doug Mastriano)
Nov 7, 2018 • 32 min
October marked the centennial of the start of the Meuse-Argonne campaign, the last great battle of World War I. Last month, Providence Executive Editor Marc LiVecche toured the battlefields of the Argonne with Col. Doug Mastriano, US Army (Ret.). They…
#14: The Future of American and Saudi Relations (Faysal Itani)
Oct 30, 2018 • 42 min
Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, sits down with Providence Managing Editor Drew Griffin to discuss the latest news with Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, and Syria.
#13: America’s Role on the Global Stage (Joshua Walker)
Oct 16, 2018 • 35 min
Dr. Joshua Walker of the Eurasia Group sits down with Providence’s managing editor Drew Griffin to discuss Japan, China and North Korea, as well as the precarious state of US relations with Turkey.
#12 - Kleptocracy and America (Ted Moorman)
Apr 26, 2018 • 24 min
What is “kleptocracy,” and what role does the United States play in it? Is the US a kleptocracy? What role do anonymous shell companies play? In this episode that we recorded late last summer, Ted Moorman answers these questions and more. Moorman has also…
Im-ProvCast Episode #1 - Lessons from the Vietnam War (Bing West)
Apr 16, 2018 • 15 min
Marc LiVecche hosts our first Im-ProvCast, an offshoot of Providence’s regular Foreign Policy ProvCast where our managing editor interviews distinguished guests. This episode was recorded before a conference about the anniversary of the Tet Offensive at…
#11: Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East? (Kent Hill)
Mar 5, 2018 • 15 min
Will Christianity survive in the Middle East? Dr. Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute and former President of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, discusses this question with Providence Magazine’s Depute Editor Mark Melton.…
#10: Russian Speaking Latvians and NATO (Matt Gobush)
Sep 18, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode, Matt Gobush talks about his article on Latvia, Russia, and NATO. He focuses in on Russian-speaking residents in Latvia and makes the case for why Americans should be concerned about this issue. Moreover, he offers both hard power and soft…
DarkOps ProvCast #1 - “Dunkirk” (LiVecche, Melton & Sheppard)
Jul 28, 2017 • 35 min
Providence Managing Editor Marc LiVecche, Deputy Editor Mark Melton, and naval historian Tommy Sheppard review Christopher Noland’s new film “Dunkirk” about the monumental WWII battle.
#9: European Integration and the Church (Mark Royce)
Apr 18, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode we will speak with Mark Royce about the church’s role in the European integration project that has developed into the European Union. As part of his doctoral dissertation, Royce examined how the historic influence of the Roman Catholic…
#8: The Obama Doctrine & Moral Multilateralism (Matt Gobush)
Mar 15, 2017 • 30 min
Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton speaks with Matt Gobush about the Obama doctrine and a concept he calls “Moral Multilateralism”. In the Spring 2016 issue of Providence’s print edition, Gobush wrote about this idea and what implications it would have…
#7: North Korea’s Human Rights Crisis (Olivia Enos)
Feb 10, 2017 • 24 min
In this episode we will speak with Olivia Enos from the Heritage Foundation about different North Korea human rights issues—including North Koreans being trafficked through China, religious persecution, and other violations. We’ll also talk about the…
#6: Protecting Middle East Minorities, Part 2 (Robert Nicholson)
Jan 25, 2017 • 22 min
Providence Magazine Deputy Editor Mark J. Melton continues his conversation with Philos Project Executive Director Robert Nicholson about challenges faced by minorities in the Middle East and what Donald J. Trump can do to help as U.S. president.
#5: Protecting Middle East Minorities, Part 1 (Robert Nicholson)
Jan 19, 2017 • 32 min
Providence Magazine Deputy Editor Mark J. Melton talks to Philos Project Executive Director Robert Nicholson about challenges faced by minorities in the Middle East and what Donald J. Trump can do to help as U.S. president.
#4: Reagan & the Soviet Collapse - 25 Years Later (Joseph Loconte)
Dec 26, 2016 • 22 min
Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton talks with Contributing Editor and Kings College Associate Professor Joseph Loconte about the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union and the spread of Democracy.
#3: Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Part 2 (Rebeccah Heinrichs)
Dec 16, 2016 • 19 min
Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton continues his conversation with Rebeccah Heinrichs about nuclear deterrence theory and its applications to current American foreign policy.
#2: Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Part 1 (Rebeccah Heinrichs)
Dec 9, 2016 • 29 min
Providence Deputy Editor Mark Melton talks to Hudson Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs about nuclear deterrence theory and its implications for current American foreign policy.
#1: Implications of a Trump Presidency (Joseph Loconte)
Nov 23, 2016 • 31 min
Providence Magazine Deputy Editor Mark Melton talks to Kings College Associate Professor Joseph Loconte about the foreign policy implications of a Trump presidency.