Kenneth Waltz

Kenneth N. Waltz is the Emeritus Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley and senior research associate at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. In 1999 he won the James Madison Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association.


Its players may change, and so may the equipment they use and the fields they play on, but the game of international politics stays essentially the same.

The Great Debate

As the Non-Proliferation Treaty enters its fifth decade, President Obama has endorsed the crusade to rid the world of the bomb. But is nuclear zero the right choice? Sagan and Waltz update their landmark debate.

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April 19, 2014