Kenneth Waltz

What International Relations Tells Us about COVID-19

Joshua Busby • Apr 26 2020 • Articles
A Trump re-election loss will not remove structural barriers to collaboration, but it might delegitimate some of the zero-sum thinking that proliferated during his time.

Bipolarity or Hegemony? Latin America’s Dilemma for the 21st Century

Luis L. Schenoni • Feb 24 2019 • Articles
If a bipolarity framework takes hold, conservative foreign policies will pay off in a world with clearer rules but reduced margin of maneuver for Latin America.

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Adam P. MacDonald • Oct 25 2018 • Articles
Its time for Neo-Realists to quit using nuclear weapons as anomaly fixers, even if this necessities a fundamental reworking of their basic principles.

The Virtues of Anarchism

Christian Pfenninger • Oct 26 2015 • Articles
IR needs to pay attention to philosophical anarchism; IR has been paying attention to anarchy, but has failed to incorporate anarchism into its conceptual repertoire.

Interview – Stephen Walt

E-International Relations • Oct 11 2013 • Features
Professor Walt discusses the Syria crisis, the value of "isms" in IR theory, and advises students to be good writers and work on subjects that genuinely fascinate them.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Mohammed Nuruzzaman • Sep 29 2013 • Articles
The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

Robert W. Murray • Jul 31 2013 • Articles
A recent article on e-IR examined some of the metatheoretical implications of Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics. Though an excellent analysis, there are some points to add.

Kenneth Waltz, Metatheorist?: Mind-World Monism in ‘Theory of International Politics’

Brittnee Carter • Jul 29 2013 • Articles
The late-Kenneth Waltz’s ‘Theory of International Politics’ is full of metatheoretical implications that have been largely overlooked by scholars and students of International Relations.

The Politics of the Realist/Liberal Divide

Robert W. Murray • Jul 12 2013 • Articles
Stephen Walt recently pointed out that realist academics tend to be solitary while liberals often collaborate and write jointly. However, he misses a crucial point that needs to be added to the discussion.

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

Ian Hall • Jun 24 2013 • Articles
When Kenneth Waltz passed away International Relations lost one of its finest theorists. But, Waltz’s greatest legacy to IR was his revival – indeed, his resurrection – of realism.

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