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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Walt, Stephen. "U.S. Grand Strategy after the Cold War: Can Realism Explain it? Should Realism Guide It?" International Relations 32.1 (March 2018): 1-20.
Brands, Hal, Peter Feaver, John J. Mearsheimer, and Stephen M. Walt. "Should America Retrench: The Battle over Offshore Balancing." Foreign Affairs 95 (November 2016): 164-169.
Walt, Stephen. "The Case for Offshore Balancing: A Superior U.S. Grand Strategy." Foreign Affairs 95.4 (July 2016): 22.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Leaving Theory Behind: Why Simplistic Hypothesis Testing is Bad for International Relations." European Journal of International Relations 19.3 (September 2013): 427-457.
Walt, Stephen, Philip Weiss, and Henry Siegman. "Symposium: The Future of Israel and Palestine: Expanding the Debate." Middle East Policy 20.2 (June 2013): 1-24.
Walt, Stephen. "Theory and Policy in International Relations: Some Personal Reflections." Journal of International Affairs 7.2 (September 2012).
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen M. Walt. "The Blind Man and the Elephant in the Room: Robert Lieberman and the Israel Lobby." Perspectives on Politics 7.2 (June 2009): 259-273.
Walt, Stephen. "Alliances in a Unipolar World." World Politics 61.1 (January 2009): 86-120.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "Is It Love or The Lobby? Explaining America's Special Relationship with Israel." Security Studies 18.1 (January-March 2009): 58-78.
Walt, Stephen. "The Israel Lobby." Palestine - Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture 15 (2008): 140-146.
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 2007): 13-23.
Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen Walt. "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy." Middle East Policy 13.3 (September 2006): 29-87.
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).