Our Mission

Realist Review is an online media outlet that seeks to provide a fresh perspective on foreign policy through the realist prism. Founded in 2017, the publication is run by university students and young professionals who believe American foreign policy should be based in prudence and rationality. 

For the past several decades, the American foreign policy discourse has been dominated by proponents of an intrusive and aggressive strategic mindset. The one-sided and interventionist nature of the current discourse impedes serious analysis and sound policymaking, as the consequences of America’s endless conflicts in the Middle East have revealed. We believe that the best way to avoid repeating those errors is to have a more open, candid and informed conversation about the fundamentals of foreign policy.

At Realist Review, we aim to foster intellectual discussion by providing a platform for new voices to share their opinions on international affairs. We want to empower voices who favor diplomacy over war and restraint over confrontation. We want to promote an informed and nuanced perspective of global issues. Most of all, we want to provide readers with engaging commentary and thought-provoking journalism about the world and the role America plays in it.

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