Tag: Mearsheimer

Crimea is not a Realist story

[Note:  This is a guest post by Jarrod Hayes, assistant professor of international relations at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  His first book, Constructing National...

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In Defence of Flawed Giants

OK, its confession time. I don’t really agree with them much, but I loved reading the post-Cold War ‘blockbusters’ of Samuel Huntington, Francis Fukuyama and John Mearsheimer, (all beautifully surveyed a little...

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Hamiltonian Failure?

Yesterday, my class on U.S. Foreign Policy considered Walter Russell Mead’s Hamiltonian School — ostensibly an American realism grounded in the aligned interests of the state and business. The Hamiltonians have their...

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Who said it?

Can you tell the difference between the views expressed by a human rights activist who worries mostly about humanitarian emergencies in Asia and those stated by a prominent neorealist American academic? 1: Realist thinking...

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The Comedy of Great Power Politics

Next Wednesday in Chicago — that’s February 28, at 8:30 am — at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, I’ll be presenting a paper called “The Comedy of Great Power Politics in...

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Film class — week 3

Film #3 “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). We viewed it Tuesday.Reading for Thursday: Daniel Warner, “Two Realist Readings of the Tragic in International Relations,” 20 International Relations 2006, pp....

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