Public Affairs Commentary

  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Getting Ukraine Wrong," New York Times, March 13, 2014. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Taiwan's Dire Straits," The National Interest, No. 130 (March/April 2014), pp. 29-39. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, “America Unhinged,” The National Interest, No. 129 (January/February 2014), pp. 9-30. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Pillar Built on Sand," London Review of Books Blog, November 16, 2012. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Mr. Obama Must Take a Stand Against Israel over Iran," The Financial Times, March 5, 2012. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Imperial by Design," The National Interest, No. 111 (January/February 2010), pp. 16-34. [pdf]
     
  • 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). [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Australians Should Fear the Rise of China," The Spectator, (October 2, 2010) [pdf].
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Trouble Brewing in the 'hood," Sydney Morning Herald, August 3, 2010. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Taking Sides," London Review Blog, March 17, 2010. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Afghanistan: No More the Good War," Newsweek, December 7, 2009. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hollow Victory," Foreign Policy (online), December 2, 2009. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Saving Israel from Itself," The American Conservative, May 18, 2009, pp. XXX. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Please tell me, where is Israel headed?" Stephen M. Walt's blog @ ForeignPolicy.com, March 26, 2009. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Lobby Falters," London Review of Books, Vol. 31, No. 6 (March 26, 2009), p. 22. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Dumbing Down of U.S. Economic and Foreign Policy Elites," Stephen M. Walt's blog @ ForeignPolicy.com, March 24, 2009. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Another War, Another Defeat," The American Conservative, January 26, 2009, pp. 6-8. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "American Jews and the Two-State Solution," TPM Café, December 13, 2008. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Changing Face of Israel," TPM Café, December 12, 2008. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why Isn't Burg's Book a National Bestseller?," TPM Café, December 11, 2008. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Invoking the Holocaust to Defend the Occupation," TPM Café, December 9, 2008. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Know the Limist of U.S. Power," Newsweek, December 8, 2008. [html]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "LRB Contributors React to War in Gaza," London Review of Books, Vol. 31, No. 2 (January 29, 2009). [html]
     
  • 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. [html]
     
  • 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. [html] Also see John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 9 (May 11, 2006), pp. 4-5; [html] John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Letters: The Israel Lobby," London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 10 (May 28, 2006), pp. x-xx; [html] 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. [pdf] For a comprehensive survey of the debate generated by this piece, see its Wikipedia entry. [html]
     
  • 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. [pdf] 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. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Rise of China will Not Be Peaceful at All," The Australian, November 18, 2005. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hans Morgenthau and the Iraq War: Realism versus Neo-Conservatism," opendemocracy.com, posted May 19, 2005. [pdf] 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, "Clash of the Titans," A Debate with Zbigniew Brzezinski on the Rise of China, Foreign Policy, No. 146, pp. 46-49. [pdf]  For a transcript of John J. Mearsheimer's opening statement at the debate, held on September 14, 2004, click on the following icon. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Real World," letter published in the New Republic, August 9, 2004, p. 4. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Keeping Saddam Hussein in a Box," New York Times, February 2, 2003. [pdf]
     
  • 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. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Hearts and Minds," The National Interest, No. 69 (Fall 2002), pp. 13-16. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer et al., "War with Iraq Is Not in America's National Interest," New York Times paid advertisement, September 26, 2002. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Guns Won't Win the Afghan War," New York Times, November 4, 2001. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Impossible Partition," New York Times, January 11, 2001. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "India Needs The Bomb," New York Times, March 24, 2000. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Van Evera, "Redraw the Map, Stop the Killing," New York Times, April 19, 1999. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A Peace Agreement That's Bound To Fail," New York Times, October 19, 1998. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Here We Go Again," New York Times, May 17, 1998. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Only Exit From Bosnia," New York Times, October 7, 1997. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Van Evera, "Hateful Neighbors," New York Times, September 24, 1996. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Shrink Bosnia to Save It," New York Times, March 31, 1993. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Will Iraq Fight or Fold Its Tent? Liberation in Less Than a Week," New York Times, February 8, 1991. [pdf]
     
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "A War the U.S. Can Win - Decisively," Chicago Tribune, January 15, 1991. [pdf]
     

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