Curriculum Vitae

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Current Position:
R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago

Co-director, Program on International Security Policy
University of Chicago
 

E-mail:
 

Office Address:
Political Science Department
University of Chicago
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
 

Office Numbers:
Office Phone: 773-702-8667
Office FAX: 773-702-1689
 

Education:

  • Ph.D. (Government), Cornell University, 1981
     
  • M.A. (Government), Cornell University, 1978
     
  • M.A. (International Relations), University of Southern California, 1974
     
  • B.S. West Point, 1970
     

Honors:

  • Honorary Patronage of the Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, December 12, 2012
     
  • Hall of Distinguished Graduates, Croton-Harmon High School, November 19, 2012
     
  • Honorary Professorship, Beijing Foreign Studies University, May 24, 2012
     
  • Honrary Professorship, Renmin University of China, May 21, 2012
     
  • Honorary Doctorate, Panteion University, Athens, Greece, June 27, 2011
     
  • Nineteenth Annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture, Park University, Kansas City, April 6, 2011
     
  • Robert G. Bone Distinguished Lecture, Illinois State University, March 24, 2011
     
  • Michael Hintze Lecture in International Security, University of Sydney, August 4, 2010
     
  • Hisham B. Sharabi Memorial Lecture, Palestine Center, April 29, 2010
     
  • "Remains of Education" Address to Class of 2005, University of Chicago, June 10, 2005
     
  • E.H. Carr Memorial Lecture, Aberystwyth, UK, October 14, 2004
     
  • Graduation Speaker, University of Chicago, June 11-12, 2004
     
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, International Studies Association (ISA), March 18, 2004
     
  • S. Rajaratnam Professorship in Strategic Studies, IDSS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2004
     
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Science (Class of 2003)
     
  • The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, recipient of Joseph Lepgold Book Prize, 2002
     
  • Whitney H. Shepardson Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations, 1998-1999
     
  • "Aims of Education" Address to Class of 2001, University of Chicago, September 21, 1997
     
  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 1993-1994
     
  • George Kistiakowsky Scholar, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1986-1987
     
  • Quantrell Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Chicago, 1985
     
  • Conventional Deterrence, receipient of Edgar S. Furniss, Jr. Book Award, 1984
     
  • PhD dissertation, honorable mention for APSA's 1980-81 Helen Dwight Reid Award
     
  • Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching, Cornell University, 1977
     

Academic Positions:

  • 1975-1979, Graduate Student, Cornell University
     
  • 1979-1980, Research Fellow, Brookings Institution
     
  • 1980-1982, Research Associate, CFIA, Harvard University
     
  • 1982-Present, member, Political Science Department, University of Chicago [Assistant Prof., 1982-1984; Associate Prof., 1984-1987; Professor, 1987-1995; Harrison Chair, 1996-Present; Department Chair, 1989-1992.]
     
  • 1992-1993, Visiting Scholar, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University
     

Books:

  • John J. Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Translated into 10 languages: Albanian, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Turkish.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). Translated into 22 languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Kurdish.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (New York: Norton, 2001). Translated into 8 languages: Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, and Serbian. Updated Edition (New York: Norton, 2014).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (New York: Cornell University Press; London: Brassey's, 1988).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, Conventional Deterrence (New York: Cornell University Press, 1983).
     
  • Russell Hardin, John J. Mearsheimer, Robert E. Goodin, Gerald Dworkin, eds. Nuclear Deterrence: Ethics and Strategy (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1985).
     

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Benign Hegemony," International Studies Review, Vol 18, No. 1 (March 2016) pp.1-3.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "What is America's Purpose?"National Interest No. 139 (September/October 2015), pp. 34-35.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Preface" in David R Mares and Arie M Kacowicz, eds., Routledge Handbook of Latin American Studies (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. x-xi
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Israel and Acedemic Freedom" in Akeel Bilgrami and Johnathan R. Cole, Who's Afraid of Acedemic Freedom?, (Columbia Univeristy Press, 2015) pp. 316-333.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Moscow's Choice," Foreign Affairs, Vol 93, No. 6 (November/December 2014), pp. 167-171.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Rise of China and the Decline of the U.S. Army," in Joseph Da Silva, Hugh Liebert, Isaiah Wilson III, eds., American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower, (Carlisle Barracks, PA:U.S. Army War College Press, 2014), pp. 37-54
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Comments," in Audience Cost and the Vietnam War, H-Diplo/ISSf Forem, No. 3, November 7, 2014, pp.86-89
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault" Foreign Affairs>. Vol. 93 No. 5 (September/October 2014), pp. 1-12.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Taiwan's Dire Straits," The National Interest, No. 130 (March/April 2014), pp. 29-39.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, “America Unhinged,” The National Interest, No. 129 (January/February 2014), pp. 9-30.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Simplistic Hypothesis Testing is Bad for IR,” European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2013), pp. 427-57.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Hypothesis Testing Has Become Bad for IR,” Faculty Research Working Paper No. RWP13-001, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, January 2013.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Structural Realism," in Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, 3rd Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 77-93.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Introduction," in George F. Kennan, American Diplomacy, expanded ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), pp. vii-xlvii.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners," in Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor, eds., After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine, (London: Saqi Books, 2012), pp. 135-153.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Realists as Idealists," Security Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3 (July-September 2011), pp. 1-7.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Asia e Pacifico: ora la Cina sfida davvero gli States," Vita e Pensiero, No. 3 (May/June 2011), pp.23-31.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Imperial by Design," The National Interest, No. 111 (January/February 2010), pp. 16-34.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Gathering Storm: China's Challenge to US Power in Asia," The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 2010).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Review: The Best and the Brightest," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 89, No. 6 (November/December 2010).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Australians Should Fear the Rise of China," The Spectator, (October 2, 2010).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "China vs. USA: Der aufziehende Strum," Blatter fur deutsche und internationale Politik, (October 2010).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why Is Europe Peaceful Today," European Political Science, Vol. 9, 2 No. 3 (September 2010).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Sinking Ship," The American Conservative, August 2010, pp. 10-12.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Structural Realism," in Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity 2nd Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 77-94.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Warum herrscht Frieden in Europa," Leviathan, Vol. 37, No. 4 (December 2009), pp. 519-531.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Reckless States and Realism," International Relations, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2009), pp. 241-256. Also published as "Reckless States and Realism," in Ken Booth, ed., Realism and World Politics (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 124-40.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Saving Israel from Itself," The American Conservative, May 18, 2009, pp. XXX.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The Blind Man and the Elephant in the Room: Robert Lieberman and the Israel Lobby," Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 7, No. 02 (June 2009), pp. 259-273.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Lobby Falters," London Review of Books, Vol. 31, No. 6 (March 26, 2009), p. 22.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Is It Love or the Lobby? Explaining America's Special Relationship with Israel," Security Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1 (March 2009), pp. 58-78.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Another War, Another Defeat," The American Conservative, January 26, 2009, pp. 6-8.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The U.S. Should Act as an Honest Broker," Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. 15, Nos. 1 & 2 (2008), pp. 147-152.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Rivalry in the Offing," China Security, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 2008), pp. 9-10.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The Israel Lobby in the United States," Jordan Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 2008), pp. 35-44.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Structural Realism," in Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 71-88.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Forward," in Naoto Yoshikawa and Kazuhiko Noguchi, Perspectives on International Relations (Tokyo: Keiso Text Selection, 2006), pp. i-vi.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 6 (March 23, 2006), pp. 3-12. Reprinted in numerous places. Also see John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 7 (April 6, 2006), pp. 4-5; "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 8 (April 20, 2006), pp. 4-6; "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 9 (May 11, 2006), pp. 4-5; "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 10 (May 28, 2006), pp. 4; "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No.11 (June 8, 2006), pp. 4; "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 12 (June 22, 2006), pp.4; and John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Setting the Record Straight: A response to the Critics of 'The Israel Lobby'," manuscript, Harvard University, December 12, 2006.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," Faculty Research Working Paper No. RWP06-011, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, March 13, 2006. For a revised, updated, and unabridged version, see John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," Middle East Policy, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 2006), pp. 1-59.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "The War over Israel's Influence," Foreign Policy, No. 155 (July/August 2006), pp. 57-58, 64-66.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "China's Unpeaceful Rise," Current History, Vol. 105, No. 690 (April 2006), pp. 160-162.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Conversations in International Relations - Interview with John J. Mearsheimer (Part II)," International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2006), pp. 231-243.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Conversations in International Relations - Interview with John J. Mearsheimer (Part I)," International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2006), pp. 105-124.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Zu Diesem Buch," in Carlo Masala, Kenneth N. Waltz: Einführung in seine Theorie und Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Kritikern (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2005).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hans Morgenthau and the Iraq War: Realism versus Neo-Conservatism," opendemocracy.com, posted May 19, 2005. Excerpted as "Realism is Right," in The National Interest, No. 81 (Fall 2005), p. 10. Also published as "Hans Morgenthau und der Irakkrieg: Realismus versus Neokonservatismus," in Merkur, Vol. 59, No. 677/678 (September-October 2005), pp. 836-844. Also published as "A Case Study of Iraq - Analogies to Vietnam?" in Christian Hacke, Gottfried-Karl Kindermann, and Kai M. Schellhorn, eds., The Heritage, Challenge, and Future of Realism (Gottingen: V&R Unipress, 2005), pp. 139-148.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Mores Isms the Better," International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2005), pp. 354-359. [My response to five pieces responding to my "E.H. Carr vs. Idealism" piece]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "E.H. Carr vs. Idealism: The Battle Rages On," International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 2 (June 2005), pp. 139-152.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Clash of the Titans," A Debate with Zbigniew Brzezinski on the Rise of China, Foreign Policy, No. 146 (January-February 2005), pp. 46-49.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Real World," letter published in the New Republic, August 9, 2004, p. 4.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Power and Fear in Great Power Politics," in G.O. Mazur, ed., One Hundred Year Commemoration to the Life of Hans Morgenthau (1904-2004) (New York: Semenenko Foundation, 2004), pp. 184-196.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Self-Enclosed World?" in Ian Shapiro, Rogers M. Smith, and Tarek E. Masoud, eds., Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 388-394.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "An Unnecessary War," Foreign Policy, No. 134 (January-February, 2003), pp. 50-59. Reprinted in Australian Financial Review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany), Prospect (UK), Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), Magyar Narancs (Hungary), Foreign Policy-Arabic Edition, Foreign Policy-Turkish Edition, Gestion (Ecuador), Opposing Viewpoints: Middle East (Gale Group); and in Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, eds., The Iraq Reader: History, Documents, Opinions (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003), pp. 414-424.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Can Saddam Be Contained? History Says Yes," (Cambridge, MA: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, November 12, 2002).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hearts and Minds," The National Interest, No. 69 (Fall 2002), pp. 13-16.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Realism, the Real World, and the Academy," in Michael Brecher and Frank P. Harvey, eds., Realism and Institutionalism in International Studies (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002), pp. 23-33.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Future of the American Pacifier," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 5 (September/October, 2001), pp. 46-61.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Kissinger's Wisdom ... and Advice," The National Interest, No. 65 (Fall 2001), pp. 123-129.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Case for Partitioning Kosovo," in Ted Galen Carpenter, ed., NATO's Empty Victory: A Postmortem on the Balkan War (Washington, DC: CATO Institute, 2000), pp. 133-138.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Aims of Education," and "Teaching Morality at the Margins," in Philosophy and Literature, Vol. 22, No. 1 (April 1998), pp. 137-155, 193-198.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Future of America's Continental Commitment," in Geir Lundestad, ed., No End To Alliance: The United States and Western Europe (New York: St. Martin's, 1998), pp. 221-242.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Van Evera, "When Peace Means War," New Republic, December 18, 1995, pp. 16-21.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Realist Reply," International Security, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Summer 1995), pp. 82-93. [My response to four pieces responding to my "False Promise" piece]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The False Promise of International Institutions," International Security, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Winter 1994/1995), pp. 5-49. Reprinted in Michael E. Brown et al., eds., The Perils of Anarchy: Contemporary Realism and International Security (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995), pp. 332-376; Michael E. Brown et al., eds., Theories of War and Peace: An International Security Reader (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998), pp. 329-383; Karen Mingst and Jack Snyder, eds., Essential Readings in World Politics (New York: Norton, 2000); Hans J. Morgenthau, Politics among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, 7th ed, revised by Kenneth W. Thompson and W. David Clinton (New York: McGraw Hill, pp. 569-585. Originally published as Working Paper No. 10 for the Project on the Changing Security Environment and American National Interests, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, November 1994.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "McNamara's War," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 49, No. 6 (June/July 1993). Review of Deborah Shapley, Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara (New York: Little, Brown, 1993).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Case for a Ukrainian Nuclear Deterrent," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 72, No. 3 (Summer 1993), pp. 50-66.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Robert A. Pape, "The Answer: A Three-Way Partition Plan for Bosnia And How the U.S. Can Enforce It," The New Republic, June 14, 1993, pp. 22-28.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Disorder Restored," in Graham Allison and Gregory Treverton, eds., Rethinking America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order (New York: Norton, 1992), pp. 213-237.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Back to the Future: Instability in Europe After the Cold War," International Security, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Summer 1990), pp. 5-56. Reprinted in Sean M. Lynn-Jones, ed., The Cold War and After: Prospects for Peace (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1991), pp. 141-192; Michael E. Brown et al., eds., The Perils of Anarchy: Contemporary Realism and International Security (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995), pp. 78-129. and Michael E. Brown et al., eds., Theories of War and Peace: An International Security Reader (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998), pp. 3-54.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Correspondence: Back to the Future, Part III: Realism and the Realities of European Security," International Security, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Winter 1990/1991), pp. 219-222.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Correspondence: Back to the Future, Part II: International Relations Theory and Post-Cold War Europe," International Security, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 1990), pp. 194-199.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War," The Atlantic, August 1990, pp. 35-50. Reprinted in numerous places. Also see "Letters to the Editor: The Cold War Reconsidered," The Atlantic, November 1990, pp. 8-16.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Assessing the Conventional Balance: The 3:1 Rule and Its Critics," International Security, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Spring 1989), pp. 54-89.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Correspondence: Reassessing Net Assessment," International Security, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Spring 1989), pp. 128-144.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Numbers, Strategy, and the European Balance," International Security, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Spring 1988), pp. 174-185.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Strategic Misstep: The Maritime Strategy and Deterrence in Europe," International Security, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Fall 1986), pp. 3 57. Reprinted in Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, eds., The Use of Force, 3rd ed. (New York: University Press of America, 1988), pp. 590-617; and Steven E. Miller and Stephen Van Evera, eds., Naval Strategy and National Security (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988), pp. 47-101.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Prospects for Conventional Deterrence in Europe," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 41, No. 7 (August 1985), pp. 158 162. Reprinted in Len Ackland and Steven McGuire, eds., Assessing the Nuclear Age (Chicago: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science, 1986), pp. 335-343.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence in Europe," International Security, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Winter 1984/1985), pp. 19 46. Reprinted in Hylke Tromp, ed., War in Europe (Aldershot, Eng.: Avebury, 1989), pp. 71-100.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "War in the Modern Great Power System, 1495-1975," Journal of Modern History, Vol. 56, No. 4 (December 1984), pp. 710-711. Review essay of Jack S. Levy, War in the Modern Great Power System, 1495-1975 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1983).
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Military Reform Movement: A Critical Assessment," ORBIS, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer 1983), pp. 285-300.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why the Soviets Can't Win Quickly in Central Europe," International Security, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Summer 1982), pp. 3 39. Reprinted in Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, eds., The Use of Force, 3rd ed. (New York: University Press of America, 1988), pp. 442-463; and Steven E. Miller, ed., Conventional Forces and American Defense Policy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986), pp. 121-157.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Maneuver, Mobile Defense and the NATO Central Front," International Security, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Winter 1981/1982), pp. 104 122. Reprinted in Steven E. Miller, ed., Conventional Forces and American Defense Policy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986), pp. 231-249.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Correspondence" [regarding the "British Generals Talk"], International Security, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Winter 1981/82), pp. 227 229.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The British Generals Talk," International Security, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Summer 1981), pp. 165 184.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Rejoinder" in "Debate on Precision guided Munitions," Survival, Vol. XXII, No. 1 (January February 1980), pp. 20 22.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Precision guided Munitions and Conventional Deterrence," Survival, Vol. XXI, No. 2 (March April 1979), pp. 68 76.
     

Op-Ed Pieces:

  • John J. Mearsheimer et al., "The Iran Nuclear Agreement Is In America's National Interest," New York Times paid advertisement, September 8, 2015.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Don't Arm Ukraine," New York Times, February 8, 2015.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Getting Ukraine Wrong," New York Times, March 13, 2014.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Pillar Built on Sand," London Review of Books Blog, November 16, 2012.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Mr. Obama Must Take a Stand Against Israel over Iran," The Financial Times, March 5, 2012.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Obama and the Iron cage," CounterPunch, May 23, 2011.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Trouble Brewing in the 'hood," Sydney Morning Herald, August 3, 2010.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Israel's Fated Bleak Future," Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2010. Reprinted in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Vol. 29, No. 5 (July 2010), pp. 14-15.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Afghanistan: No More the Good War," Newsweek, December 7, 2009.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hollow Victory," Foreign Policy (online), November 2, 2009.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "LRB Contributors React to War in Gaza," London Review of Books, January 29, 2009.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Know the Limits of U.S. Power," Newsweek, December 8, 2008.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Israel's false friends: U.S. presidential candidates aren't doing the Jewish state any favors by offering unconditional support," Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2008.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Rise of China Will Not Be Peaceful at All," The Australian, November 18, 2005.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Keeping Saddam Hussein in a Box," New York Times, February 2, 2003.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer et al., "War with Iraq Is Not in America's National Interest," New York Times paid advertisement, September 26, 2002.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Guns Won't Win the Afghan War," New York Times, November 4, 2001.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Impossible Partition," New York Times, January 11, 2001.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "India Needs The Bomb," New York Times, March 24, 2000.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Van Evera, "Redraw the Map, Stop the Killing," New York Times, April 19, 1999.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Peace Agreement That's Bound To Fail," New York Times, October 19, 1998.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Here We Go Again," New York Times, May 17, 1998.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Only Exit From Bosnia," New York Times, October 7, 1997.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Van Evera, "Hateful Neighbors," New York Times, September 24, 1996.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Shrink Bosnia to Save It," New York Times, March 31, 1993.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Will Iraq Fight or Fold Its Tent? Liberation in Less Than a Week," New York Times, February 8, 1991.
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A War the U.S. Can Win - Decisively," Chicago Tribune, January 15, 1991.
     

Work Experience:

  • July 1981-July 1982, Executive Secretary, Strategy and Arms Control Seminar, Harvard University
     
  • May 1978-August 1978, Internship at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), Washington, D.C.
     
  • June 1970-August 1975, Officer, U.S. Air Force
     
  • June 1965-July 1966, Enlisted Man, U.S. Army
     

Other:

  • Co-chair, Editorial Board, Security Studies
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, Security Studies book series, Social Science Academic Press (China)
     
  • Member, Advisory Committee, National Interest
     
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Foreign Affairs, 1998-2012
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, European Journal of International Relations
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Security
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, International History Review, 1997-2000
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, JFQ: Joint Forces Quarterly
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Transatlantic Studies
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, Asian Security
     
  • Member, Editorial Board, China Security
     
  • Member, International Editorial Committee, International Relations
     
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
     
  • Member, Visting Committee of MIT Political Science Department, 2004-2008
     
  • Member, International Academic Advisory Board, BESA Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1993-2006
     
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Center on Peace and Liberty, Independent Institute
     
  • Consultant, RAND Corporation, 1985-1986
     
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, 1985-1987
     
  • Senior Fellow, John M. Olin Center for Inquiry Into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, University of Chicago, 1984-2005
     
  • Testified before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 3, 1985. See U.S. Congress, SFRC, A NATO Strategy for the 1990's, Part 5, 99th Cong., 1st Sess., October 3, 1985
     
  • Testified before Senate Armed Services Committee on October 20, 1987. See U.S. Congress, SASC, Alliance and Defense Capabilities in Europe, 100th Cong., 1st Sess., October 20, 1987. Also reprinted in John T. Rourke, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World Politics, 2nd ed. (Guilford, Ct.: Dushkin, 1989), pp. 224-230
     
  • Section Chairperson for "National Security Policy" for the 1987 American Political Science Association Convention
     
  • Member, Chicago Study Group on U.S. National Interests after the Cold War (Sponsored by Council on Foreign Relations), 1996
     
  • Member, James Madison Award Selection Committee, American Political Science Association, 1999
     
  • Member, Helen Dwight Reid Award Selection Committee, American Political Science Association, 2006
     
  • Co-chair (with John L. Gaddis) of the Committee on History, the Social Sciences and International Security Affairs, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1987-1990
     
  • Associate member, Cold War Studies Centre, London School of Economics
     
  • Member, Selection Committee for President of the University of Chicago, 2005-2006
     

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