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‘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.

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

Review – Religion and the Realist Tradition

While assessing how realism addresses religious issues in world politics, this collection also explores the role of religion in the intellectual development of IR theory.

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

Professor Gerges discusses Islam and nationalism, the way the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to radicalisation, and explains grassroots activism after the Arab Spring.

Review – Liberal Realism: a Realist Theory of Liberal Politics

Review – Liberal Realism: a Realist Theory of Liberal Politics

An engaging, perceptive and well-judged contribution which will give even those who disagree with the realist critique a reason to reflect on their own principles.

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Nietszche, Morgenthau, and the Roots of Realism

Despite the richness and complexity of the realist paradigm as espoused by Morgenthau, it remains committed to existing identities and forms of reality.

Interview – Jonathan Holslag

Interview – Jonathan Holslag

Dr. Holslag discusses how the rise of China is changing world order, considers the security dilemmas this is creating in Asia, and reflects on realist approaches to IR.

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