Category Archives: John J. Mearsheimer

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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What Drove Germany To Two World Wars?

There is nothing that is human that is foreign to me. There is nothing Hitler did that is not inside of everybody. For instance, most people wish that their enemies would simply disappear. Israelis wish that Palestinians would simply disappear, … Continue reading

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Then Along Came Perry

I’m finishing off John J. Mearsheimer’s classic, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. * He quotes a Japanese general on trial for war crimes in 1946: “Haven’t you ever heard of Perry? Tokugawa Japan believed in isolation; it didn’t want … Continue reading

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