In an earlier commentary, I laid out some of my immediate reactions to John Mearsheimer’s Feb. 25, 2014 article in The National Interest. In this post, written in a similar (commentary) style but with a somewhat different message, I attempt to clarify for some critics Mearsheimer’s argument based on his overall theory of international relations, that is, offensive realism. 2,793 more words
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By Taylor Marvin
The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has prompted an interesting round of parlor speculation – if Ukraine had nuclear weapons, would it have been able to deter Russia’s so-called intervention? 971 more words
1) China will rise economically.
2) Whether China will rise peacefully or not is a theoretical question. We have no facts about the future, nor do we know who will be leading China in the future. 101 more words