Foreign Policy, Realist Theory

An Era of Great Power Leaders

My previous post The Inconvenient Truths of International Relations focused on the rise of nationalism in the post-colonial, newly-developed nations. This article highlights how nationalism is re-shaping international relations into a traditional great power rivalry instead of the global integrated community envisioned by liberal theory. It succinctly summarizes the major strengths, weaknesses and aspirations of each of the major powers (United States, China, Japan, Russia, Great Britain, France, Germany and India). A clear-eyed and realistic understanding of the goals of these nations will be crucial to successfully navigating the shoals of the new nationalist world order.

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