Category Archives: John J. Mearsheimer

The Case For Off-Shore Balancing

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote in 2016: Americans’ distaste for the prevailing grand strategy should come as no surprise, given its abysmal record over the past quarter century. In Asia, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are expanding their … Continue reading

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‘Liberal Dreams & International Realities’

John J. Mearsheimer has a new book containing eight chapters coming out next year with this working title. Three weeks ago, he gave three lectures at Yale based on material from his new book. “The United States has pursued liberal … Continue reading

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U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era: The Future of Great Power Politics

John J. Mearsheimer says: “Realism is a theory of great power politics… Realists believe that minor power don’t matter much and the idea of fighting in the developing world or areas outside of Europe, East Asia and the Persian Gulf … Continue reading

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John Mearsheimer: EVALUATING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WAR

In his presentation, John J. Mearsheimer says that while at this time, the 2003 invasion of Iraq looks like the biggest debacle in U.S. foreign policy in the past 30 years, we may in the future regard American interference in … Continue reading

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Why Did Japan Attack The US In WWII?

For the same reason that most everybody when they are cornered, fight back. I’m finishing off John J. Mearsheimer’s classic, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics: The indictment against Japan for overexpansion boils down to its decision to start a … Continue reading

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