Who Are We?

Realist Review is a volunteer-run foreign policy publication that seeks to provide a fresh perspective on US foreign policy based in restraint. By providing a platform for a new generation of voices to share their analysis on international affairs, we seek to promote informed and nuanced perspectives on global issues.


Katie Zakrzewski


Katie Zakrzewski is the CEO of Realist Review. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she double majored in criminal justice and anthropology. She is a published author, local activist and conservative lobbyist for environmental policy and queer rights. She hopes to eventually pursue a PhD in criminal justice and enact policy change.


Vincenzo Caporale

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Vincenzo Caporale is the Editor-in-Chief of the Realist Review. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics from the University of Berkeley and his master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on Southeast Asian geopolitics with a particular interest in Vietnamese foreign policy. You can reach him and follow his work on Twitter @VincenzoCIV.

Deputy Editor:

Brad Settelmeyer

Brad Settelmeyer is a Deputy Editor and regular contributor for the Realist Review. A recent master’s student at Northeastern University, his interests include conflict resolution and humanitarian crises.

Deputy Editor:

Patrick Fox

Patrick Fox

Patrick Fox is an Deputy Editor for the Realist Review and the Northern Regional Director for the John Quincy Adams Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University, where his work focused on Africa and national security policy. You can follow him on Twitter: @patrckfox. You can also reach him directly at patrick.fox@jqas.org.

Realist Review is sponsored by the John Quincy Adams Society