Professor Stephen Walt argues that realism does a better job of explaining recent world events than the main alternatives, and suggests that the world would be more peaceful in general if more genuine realists were in charge.
You can also find his analysis in Foreign Policy (https://foreignpolicy.com/author/stephen-m-walt/)
Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He is the author of The Origins of Alliances (1987, and which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award), Revolution and War (1996) and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy (2005). His most recent work is The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of US Primacy (2019)
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