Author: Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is the Scholar on Christian Ethics, War, & Peace at the Institute on Religion & Democracy in Washington, D.C. and Managing Editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy, co-published by IRD and The Philos Project. Providence appears quarterly in print and daily at


The Syrian Airstrike and Sovereign Responsibility

By Marc LiVecche Monday, April 17, 2017

Was the United States’ recent airstrike against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his military assets unconstitutional? Marc LiVecche reflects.


Inaugural Reflections and National Service

By Marc LiVecche Thursday, January 26, 2017

During this inaugural week, we reflect on the lives and service of two vastly different American soldiers: Chelsea Manning and Mark Daily.

To Define is to Limit: Obama’s Rhetorical Vacillations Leave Terror Unbound

By Marc LiVecche Thursday, June 16, 2016

President Obama inanely ranted against those who take him to task for refusing to call the actions of self-proclaimed radical Islamists for what they are.

Sykes-Picot Deal: The End of Nations

By Marc LiVecche Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Sykes-Picot deal may be 100 years old this week, but that still hasn’t proved enough time to form a consensus on its legacy. What is generally agreed-upon is its arbitrary genesis.

Moshe Dayan on the Strength that Yields and the Strength that Breaks

By Marc LiVecche Friday, April 29, 2016

Today is the 60th anniversary of a eulogy that Moshe Dayan wrote for murdered Israeli settler Roi Rotberg. Read the story – and the full eulogy – here.

Human Evil and Moral Clarity

By Marc LiVecche Friday, September 11, 2015

The tragic events of Sept. 11 made plain the fact that “the primary responsibility of government is to provide for basic security – ordinary civic peace.”

Hiroshima and the Dilemma of Force Protection

By Marc LiVecche Monday, August 31, 2015

The Aug. 6 observance of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is still continuing to inspire much reflection and debate.