War is not intrinsically a relic of the past. Its prospects are indeed very real, although it would be to the detriment of any great power today to engage in conflict with one another even if it could be assured that no nuclear escalation would occur.
"Today's China does not remotely compare to the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s. No doubt the PRC is a competitor. But the terms of the competition are radically different from what they were during the Cold War."
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The Committee on Moral Books, Jehan Georges Vibert (1840-1902) By Realist Review writers and staff It’s been a long summer, made longer still by the synchronous cataclysms of pandemic, economic collapse, social unrest and the ongoing international scourge of scary-looking murder hornets. What to do? Lay on the couch and read, of course! Our writers … Continue reading Realist Review’s Pandemic Reading List
By Megan Waardenburg Studying foreign policy and aiming to establish a basis of knowledge in the face of a rising group of talented workers is difficult, especially when knowing where to start looking for areas to specialize in. With an array of endless regions and topics to research, it’s easy to get lost in the … Continue reading Library of a Realist- Books That Every Foreign Policy Fan Should Read
Image: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images By Katie Zakrzewski In 2009, President Barack Obama paid a visit to Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. But what happened next was a topic of controversy for weeks- and even years- to come: many speculated that the President bowed too deeply. There was a variety of … Continue reading Why Future Diplomats Should Take An Anthropology Class