Post Tagged with: "Thucydides"

The Thucydides Trap: A Distorted Compass

The Thucydides Trap: A Distorted Compass

Those who seek authority in Thucydides’ writings should proceed with the utmost caution or they may find themselves distorting his ideas like Graham Allison has.

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.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Richard Ned Lebow discusses his ‘dinner party’ with Mozart, reflects on the key events that shaped his life, and explains what distinguishes his theory of constructivism.

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

We need not be grateful for the ‘protection’ of killer robots; we may instead mimic Lysistrata and humanize the very structure of protection in the 21st century.

The Tale of a ‘Realism’ in International Relations

The Tale of a ‘Realism’ in International Relations

The tale of a contiguous Realist tradition, running the gamut from Thucydides to Morgenthau, occludes these thinkers’ strong normative commitments.

Review – History of the Peloponnesian War

Review – History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides is often cited as the father of realism in IR. This review assesses the arguments for and against his inclusion in the pantheon of International Relations scholarship.

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