1. What are the theoretical foundations of international realism, and are these sturdy and consistent? Note: This question is designed to allow you to investigate the theoretical tradition of realism and its main claims and concepts. In doing so, you will need to think carefully about the strengths/weaknesses of the realist tradition, possibly in relation to important questions such realism’s ability to account for state behavior and explain change or stasis ininternational relations.
To be persuasive, your essay should engage not only with realist literature, but also with critiques of realism by liberal and/or critical approaches and how these may or may not reveal problems with the coherence of the realist approach. Research words: realism +international relations / classical realism / neo-realism – 8 sources, of which 5 must be from academic journals (peer reviewed) , and their use must be demonstrated in the essay’s footnotes.
1. Introduction: Brief statement of the problem or issue and why it important enough to engage the reader 2. Statement of the most important facts and why they are important 3. Statement of the main implications deriving from those facts and related assessments in the cited literature 4. Where appropriate: Statement of differing ways of interpreting or construing the main implications 5. Evaluation: Reasonable conclusions that can be drawn and why the reader should find them persuasive.
How does Lebow’s interpretation of classic realism fit into the realist tradition as Gilpin describes it? — Your essay should include at least EIGHT CITATIONS FROM EACH book Books: Dunne, kurki, smith.International Relations Theories, 2nd edition ISBN:9780199548866 page 52-70 Robert O. Keohane, ed., Neorealism and Its Critics ISBN:0231063482 ISBN:0231063490 page 301-32
In your own words. Be sure to discuss the assumptions of neorealism as he describes them as well as the distinctions he draws between the different types of realism. Then, apply his theory to current US-Russian relations. — book: Dunne, kurki, smith.International Relations Theories, 2nd edition ISBN:9780199548866 page 71-88 Your essay should include at least 10 CITATIONS FROM book

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