Post Tagged with: "Realism"

The Past, Present and Future of Realism

The Past, Present and Future of Realism

The inability of structural realist theories to shed light on international relations will continue as long as unipolarity ensues. Thus, new theories need to be developed.

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

Despite significant amendments, realism still suffers from empirical inconsistency. The reason is straightforward: its fundamental principles of power never change.

The Practice of Realism in International Relations

The Practice of Realism in International Relations

Realism’s wisdom ensures that it not only remains a cornerstone of IR theory, but also thrives in the broader fields of political studies and political theory.

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Open Access Book – Realism in Practice: An Appraisal

A diverse range of authors seek to define the conceptual aspects of realism and establish whether the tradition still provides the necessary conceptual tools to scholars.

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Walt

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Walt

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations Theory

A lively, readable and relevant foundational introduction to IR theory that will help students to see not only what theories are, but why they matter.

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Prof. Stephen Walt discusses his current book project on the failures of American foreign policy, realist IR theory, and the nature of American political institutions.

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.

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

Despite the exchange of courtesies between Modi and Trump, the Indian government has refused any direct third-party role in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Holy See adheres to a realism that differs from classical realism in that it succeeds in disconnecting the Church’s theology to its foreign policy practice.

‘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.

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