Part II: Classical Realism Versus International Relations Today: Interview w/ Jonathan Kirshner
As an early release for upgraded subscribers, I wanted to share Part II of my conversation with Jonathan Kirshner about his new book, An Unwritten Future: Realism, Uncertainty, and World Politics. You can check out Part I here.
We get into:
How classical realists view China, and where that converges with a progressive perspective.
What Kirshner makes of “Thucydides’ Trap” arguments.
What offensive realism—and specifically John Mearsheimer’s version of it—gets wrong about international relations.
How we should think about the “national interest.”