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Liberal Institutionalism: non-cooperation in our modern world- Lucero Flores

For many years, since the end of the Cold War, the international community has been completely aware of the states that are classified in the group of major world leaders. 433 more words

The Need for Emerging Great Powers to Step Up in the International System---Alice Huntoon

The US News and World Report March 2014 article, “Where Have All the Great Powers Gone?” by Michael Schroeder and David Banks, comments on China’s, Brazil’s, and India’s response to the recent Russian intervention in Ukraine. 679 more words


Change in the System or Competing Interests -- Evelyn Lumish

When the question is asked regarding whether great powers are finding it more difficult to cooperate, my immediate response is that perhaps the wrong question is being asked. 509 more words

International Organizations

Flaws in International Institution Theories that lead Imperfection of International Institution -SeungMin Song

When the major international crisis occurs, the role of international institution often questioned because it solves nothing. Just like crisis in Ukraine, there is merely no effect from the international institution, especially in the major crisis. 399 more words

Critical Views Of IOs

Impediments to Cooperation: The Realist Doubts on International Organizations - Paige Moeller

Power relations today are different than they were in 1995. They are different than they were before the collapse of the Soviet Union and will probably shift again in coming years. 521 more words

Governing Globalized World

Some thoughts on negotiations, realism and Ukraine


Many people do not like John Mearsheimer. I do. His thinking has brought clarity and insight to a field of thinking burdened with idealism. His ideas are robust to the presence of self-interested actors; the pursuit of self-interest by states underpins his theory of offensive neo-realism. 749 more words

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

The “security dilemma,” which is one of the most well-known concepts in the international relations literature, reflects the basic logic of offensive realism. The essence of the dilemma is that the measures a state takes to increase its own security usually decrease the security of other states.

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