Neoconservatism

The PNAC (1997-2006) and the Post-Cold War ‘Neoconservative Moment

Pierre Bourgois • Feb 1 2020 • Articles

The PNAC represented the post-Cold War neoconservative moment, and played a vital role in the intellectual revival of neoconservatism during the second half of the 1990s.

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Stephen Michael Christian • Jun 4 2017 • Features

Intriguing throughout, this book is an excellent introduction for students interested in how psychoanalytic ideas and emotions are applicable to international politics.

The Republican Party and US Foreign Policy

Robert Singh • Sep 20 2012 • Articles

In a Romney administration few prominent realists would likely gain top decision-making posts. While erstwhile hawks, nationalists and neocons who do make it into positions of influence will likely be ‘captured by reality’.

Situating Religion in International Relations Theory

Nukhet Sandal • Aug 28 2012 • Articles

IR theorists face the challenge of situating religion in their explanations of global events, but, as Sandal argues, this does not necessarily require the abandoning of existing theories.

Can Any Realists do P.R. Anymore?

Zachary Keck • May 10 2012 • Articles

Steve Walt is right that the world would be better off if realists ran U.S. foreign policy. But they never will do so until they learn how to sell their policy prescriptions to the American people.

Tortured Ideas: a response to Harvey Sapolsky

Peter Vale • Feb 21 2011 • Articles

IR – SO, WHO IS IT FOR? It is often said that the study of International Relations is either for the world’s people or for national politics. This cliché usefully explains the chasm between Harvey Sapolsky and myself. And anyone reading his Blogs and my own will recognise that we […]

Review – The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Stephen McGlinchey • Oct 31 2010 • Features

The Israel lobby thesis, despite some flaws such as a dismissal of the power of other lobby groups. it is a valid attempt to understand a unique facet in how American policy is forged.

The Neoconservative Movement at the End of the Bush Administration: Its Legacy, Its Vision and Its Political Future

Didier Chaudet • Oct 21 2010 • Articles

After 9/11, the word ‘hijacking’ has been used for two events. Of course, for the terrorist attacks of that day, but some also talked about a more metaphorical action: the hijacking of American foreign policy through the influence of a “neoconservative” or “democratic imperialist” movement

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Stephen McGlinchey • Oct 13 2010 • Features

Mario Del Pero’s chief task in his recent monograph is to break up the traditional image of Kissinger to paint a more nuanced picture of his politics and scholarship.

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy

Stephen McGlinchey • Jun 1 2009 • Articles

Neoconservatism’s approach of democratising the Middle East via military intervention, tempering terrorism in the area, and dealing with Iran decisively has already formed the core of Obama’s policy package, all continuations from the Bush administration.

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