John J. Mearsheimer

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is on the advisory council of The National Interest, and his most recent book, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics, was published in January 2011 by Oxford University Press.


Time is running out for the little island coveted by its gigantic, growing neighbor.

The "most secure great power in world history" continues to engage in costly interventions to defend merely peripheral interests.

Like his two most recent predecessors, President Obama is embarking on a disastrous foreign policy bent on global domination.


An eminent realist reacts to a pre-eminent's vision for 21st-century geopolitics.


If the China continues growing rapidly, the US will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will return in full force.

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April 19, 2014