Post Tagged with: "Realism"

The US, China and the Real Thucydides’ Trap

The US, China and the Real Thucydides’ Trap

War is avoidable. The real ‘Thucydides Trap’ is not that of competition and fear. The answer lies in Thucydides’ multi-causal thinking.

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

Despite the exchange of courtesies between Modi and Trump, the Indian government has refused any direct third-party role in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Holy See adheres to a realism that differs from classical realism in that it succeeds in disconnecting the Church’s theology to its foreign policy practice.

‘Trumpism’ and the Future of International Politics: The Return of Realism

‘Trumpism’ and the Future of International Politics: The Return of Realism

Trump’s presidency represents a radical break in international politics. Under Trumpism rules are for losers. Realism has returned, and liberal internationalism is, for now anyway, dead.

International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

The approaches in IR theory each possess a legitimate, yet different, view. They offer a means by which to attempt to understand a complex and frequently changing world.

Online Resources – Realism

Online Resources – Realism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, the International Relations theory of realism.

Climate Change, Adaptation and International Relations Theory

Climate Change, Adaptation and International Relations Theory

In IR a state can typically take three approaches: cooperation, unilateralism or inactivity. Within the realm of climate diplomacy, we witness states playing all these roles.

Trumped Up Alliances?

Trumped Up Alliances?

If elected, a President Trump will quickly realize that the foreign policy establishment he loves to criticize has not done a bad job on striking deals.

Revisiting Turkey’s Protean Self vs. ‘Other’

Revisiting Turkey’s Protean Self vs. ‘Other’

‘Ontological insecurity’ provides a more accurate analysis of Turkey’s Europeanization project as an alternative theoretical perspective to realism and constructivism.

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

A Critical Review of the Concept of Middle Power

Existing trends of middle power study are limited due to a tendency towards liberalist criteria and a lack of considerations of interactions with other entities.

China and the ‘Thucydides Trap’

China and the ‘Thucydides Trap’

China’s rise may be bringing an end to the Gramscian notion of western hegemony and thereby creating a new kind of balance of power.

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