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John Mearsheimer

Israel's Fraying Image

There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests. 

Beyond American Hegemony

The United States should abandon its futile attempt to secure global hegemony in favor of a concert-of-power foreign-policy strategy.


The Israel lobby controversy shows how some substitute character assasination for serious debate.  American national interests suffer.

The Democratic Imperative

The world's democrats have joined forces, to the benefit of all involved.

A Choice of Europes

European security can best be bolstered through structures that embody both the West's ideals and geopolitical realities.

Getting Hegemony Right

If it is to avoid global resentment and ward off potentially hostile coalitions, the United States must continue to ensure that others have a stake in its hegemonic system.


The Assault on Chuck Hagel

The straw man polemics of the Nebraskan's critics shouldn't stop Obama from nominating him.

Israel's Bogeyman

The campaign against Chas Freeman was a waste of time. People concerned about Israel’s safety should worry about Iran, not some minor bureaucrat.

Israeli Imbroglio

The Israeli-American relationship may be souring once again. What the newest spy scandal means for Israeli security.


The (Perpetually) False Promise of International Institutions

It's game, set and match for realism in the latest showdown with the liberals.

Books & Reviews

Stifling the Debate?

Perhaps the most important argument made by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in their new book concerns the impact of the lobby on the political discourse in the United States.

Missing the Point

Mearsheimer and Walt fail to capture the realities of policy formation.

Flawed but Still Important

Mearsheimer and Walt should have included more field work in their research. Yet their book still deserves to be read and discussed.

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April 18, 2014