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Since the death of Kenneth Waltz in 2013, John Mearsheimer has been probably the country’s foremost living academic proponent of the Realist school of international relations. The basic tenets of this school are that: 1) states are the principal actors on the international scene; 2) they are interested primarily in survival and power, which they conceive of mainly in military terms; and 3) the reasons for this have to do with the […]

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