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The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

Even though Huntington was critical of some of the assumptions of structural realism on the sources of conflict and on the role of states, he shared with the realists some important ideas.

Introducing Realism in International Relations Theory

Introducing Realism in International Relations Theory

Realism claims to explain the reality of international politics by emphasising the constraints on politics that result from humankind’s nature and the absence of a central authority above the state.

A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

Realism, especially in its classical form, is far from being ready for the dustbin of the history of IR theory – as some critics suggest.

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism may sometimes bring ‘peace’, but it is always conditioned by power and serving the interests of some actors whilst going against the interests of others.

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

Carter’s approach toward Iran demonstrates that he became more concerned with perpetuating the strategy of containment than following through on his liberal tendencies.

Why IR Realism Persists

Why IR Realism Persists

IR Realism is not sufficient for understanding and explaining international politics, but its concerns with power politics in a decentralised system remain necessary.

Realism: Human Rights Foe?

Realism: Human Rights Foe?

Realists grow stronger when criticised on ethical grounds, because such criticism gives realism the opportunity to proclaim its alleged value-free condition.

Realism, Small States and Neutrality

Realism, Small States and Neutrality

For realists, neutral states can play a marginal role in the balance of power, but with the end of the Cold War there has been a lack of such a balance.

Realism and Cyber Conflict: Security in the Digital Age

Realism and Cyber Conflict: Security in the Digital Age

Cyber domain resembles an anarchical realist world with its lack of institutional governance where states fear one another and develop their capabilities in response.

Realism and Power Transition Theory: Different Branches of the Power Tree

Realism and Power Transition Theory: Different Branches of the Power Tree

While realism and power transition theory are often merged together it is important to regard and embrace them as different branches of the power tree.

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