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Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of
International Affairs. He previously taught at Princeton University
and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the
Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social
Sciences. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie
Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings
Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the
Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and
the National Defense University. He presently serves on the
editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security
Studies, International Relations, and Journal of
Cold War Studies, and he also serves as Co-Editor of the
Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, published by Cornell
University Press. Additionally, he was elected as a Fellow in the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005.
Professor Walt is the author of The Origins of Alliances
(1987), which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security
Book Award. He is also the author of Revolution and War
(1996), Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S.
Primacy (2005), and, with co-author J.J. Mearsheimer, The
Israel Lobby (2007).
Realism in International Relations
International and Global Affairs:Concepts and Applications
What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Ikenberry, G. John, and Stephen M. Walt. "Offshore Balancing or
International Institutions? The Way Forward to U.S. Foreign
Policy." Brown Journal of World Affairs XIV.1 (Fall/Winter
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "The Israel Lobby and U.S.
Foreign Policy." Middle East Policy 13.3 (September 2006):
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Mearsheimer and Walt
Respond." Foreign Policy 155 (July/August 2006): 64-66.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Unrestricted Access."
Foreign Policy 155 (May/June 2006): 57-58.
Walt, Stephen. "The Blame Game." Foreign Policy 151
(November/December 2005): 44-46.
Walt, Stephen. "Taming American Power." Foreign Affairs 84.5
(Sep/Oct 2005): 105-120.
Walt, Stephen. “The Relationship between Theory and Policy in
International Relations." Annual Review of Political Science
Vol. 8 (2005).
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "An Unnecessary War."
Foreign Policy 134 (January-February 2003): 51-59.
Walt, Stephen. "American Primacy: Its Prospects and Pitfalls."
Naval War College Review 55.2 (Spring 2002).
Walt, Stephen. "Nothing Revolutionary." Review of International
Studies 27.4 (October 2001).
Walt, Stephen. "Beyond bin Laden: Reshaping U.S. Foreign Policy."
International Security 26.3 (Winter 2001-2002).
- Book Chapters
Walt, Stephen. "The Enduring Relevance of the Realist Tradition."
Political Science: State of the Discipline III. Ed. Ira
Katznelson and Helen Milner. Norton, 2002.
Walt, Stephen. "Keeping the World Off-Balance: Self-Restraint and
U.S. Foreign Policy." America Unrivaled: The Future of the
Balance of Power. Ed. G. John Ikenberry. Cornell University
Walt, Stephen. "NATO's Future (In Theory)." Allied Force or
Forced Allies? NATO After Kosovo. Ed. M. Bawley and P. Martin.
St. Martin's, 2001.
Walt, Stephen. "Alliances." Oxford Companion to the Politics of
the World, 2nd Edition. Ed. J. Krieger. Oxford University
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. The Israel Lobby and
U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. & Foreign Editions. Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, 2007.
Walt, Stephen. Taming American Power: The Global Response to
U.S. Primacy. W.W. Norton, 2005.
Walt, Stephen. "America Needs Realists, Not William Kristol."
Salon.com, January 16, 2008.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Israel's False Friends."
Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2008.
Walt, Stephen. "Misreading the Tea Leaves: U.S. Missteps on Foreign
Policy." Boston Globe, October 5, 2006.
Walt, Stephen. "The World Watches as the U.S. Attempts Its
Restoration." Financial Times, October 18, 2005.
Walt, Stephen. "Bush Needs a Mideast Exit Plan." Financial
Times, London edition, September 8, 2003: 19.
Walt, Stephen, and John M. Mearsheimer. "Keeping Saddam in a Box."
New York Times, February 2, 2003.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "'Realists' Are Not Alone
in Opposing War With Iraq." Chronicle of Higher Education,
November 15, 2002.
Walt, Stephen. "Fragile: Package with Care." Boston Globe,
September 30, 2001.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Walt, Stephen and John J. Mearsheimer. "The Israel Lobby and U.S.
Foreign Policy." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP06-011, March 2006.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Power in Context."
Economist 385.8551 (October 20, 2007): 22.
Walt, Stephen, and John J. Mearsheimer. "Mearsheimer and Walt
Redux." Chronicle of Higher Education 54.4 (September 21,
Mearsheimer, John, and Stephen Walt. "The Israel Lobby." London
Review of Books Vol. 28, No. 6, March 23, 2006: 3-12.
Walt, Stephen. "In the National Interest: A New Grand Strategy of
American Foreign Policy." Boston Review February/March 2005.
Walt, Stephen. "The Imbalance of Power." Harvard Magazine
Walt, Stephen. "A Policy Failure?" Boston Review
- Research Papers/Reports
Mearsheimer, John, and Stephen Walt. "Setting the Record Straight:
A Response to Critics of the 'Israel Lobby.'" Israel Lobby and U.S.
Foreign Policy official website: www.israellobbybook.com,
December 12, 2006.
Walt, Stephen. "Can Saddam Be Contained? History Says Yes." BCSIA
Occasional Papers, November 2002.