More realism – and not idealism – is needed

“Vice to which great powers easily succumb in a multipolar world is inattention; in a bipolar world, overreaction; in a unipolar world, overextension.”

Isn’t that precisely what we have been witnessing?

Convincing Foreign Policy piece from Stephen Walt on why thinking as a realist in (geo) politics is the best way to enhance the prospects for peace.



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