World Order 2.0

I’d like to go over an article by Richard Haas in the winter issue of Foreign Affairs (available here). Haas describes the changes taking place in the international system and the steps that need to be taken to go from World Order 1.0 to World Order 2.0. I will give a quick summary and then…

How to view International Relations theory

International Relations consists of a confusing array of theories that posit how the international system and interactions between states take place. I recently read an old article by Walt from the days of my Masters degree, which gives a nice summary of IR up until 1998. He gives a quick overview of the main schools…

Do countries who start wars win them?

Let the war think begin! Who doesn’t like thinking about war? War is an appealing topic to many for number of reasons. It embodies our values; it’s epic; it’s usually portrayed as a righteous fight against evil (and coincidentally we’re always on the side of justice); it’s a game of strategy, and who doesn’t like…