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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.

The Impact of Roy Bhaskar and Critical Realism on International Relations

The Impact of Roy Bhaskar and Critical Realism on International Relations

At a time when new approaches are either knowingly or unknowingly touching on critical realist themes, Bhaskar’s contributions are poorly represented in the literature.

Review – Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

Review – Leo Strauss: Man of Peace

Howse uses language that elucidates the importance of ‘the international’ in Strauss’s thinking, but at the same time is accessible for a general, educated audience.

Star Trek and Realism

Star Trek and Realism

In order to remain relevant and meaningful, Star Trek needs to move beyond Wilsonian tropes and ask more difficult questions about international relations.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 3

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 3

It may seem trivial to state that the west helped cause, rather than did cause, the crisis in Ukraine but from a theoretical point of view, this distinction is essential.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Because Russia cares too much and Europe cares too little for Ukraine, a state’s sovereignty is shattered, its people divided, and its future is now uncertain.

Best Friends Forever? Classical Realism and Critical Theory

Best Friends Forever? Classical Realism and Critical Theory

Contrary to common belief, classical realism and critical theory share an under-acknowledged historical and intellectual proximity.

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