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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. "The World Didn’t Change Much in 2019. That’s Bad News for 2020." Foreign Policy, December 31, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Everyone Knows America Lost Afghanistan Long Ago." Foreign Policy, December 16, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "10 Things in the World to Be Thankful for in 2019." Foreign Policy, November 27, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Impeachment Is Redeeming the Blob." Foreign Policy, November 14, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "How to Tell if You’re in a Good Alliance." Foreign Policy, October 28, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Assad Is Now Syria’s Best-Case Scenario." Foreign Policy, October 17, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy." Foreign Policy, October 7, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "The Realist Case for Impeachment." Foreign Policy, September 27, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Trump’s Shameless Path to the Nobel Peace Prize." Foreign Policy, September 23, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "We Lost the War in Afghanistan. Get Over It." Foreign Policy, September 11, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Asia Has Three Possible Futures." Foreign Policy, September 5, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "ISIS Is a Survivor." Foreign Policy, August 27, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "There Once Was a President Who Hated War." Foreign Policy, August 18, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Who Will Save the Amazon (and How)?" Foreign Policy, August 5, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Yesterday’s Cold War Shows How to Beat China Today." Foreign Policy, July 29, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Restraint Isn’t Isolationism—and It Won’t Endanger America." Foreign Policy, July 22, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Dear President Trump, Let’s Talk About Iran." Foreign Policy, June 24, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "When Zombie Neoconservatives Attack." Foreign Policy, June 17, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Nobody’s Asking for Trump to Be a Genius." Foreign Policy, June 10, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "You Can’t Defeat Nationalism, So Stop Trying." Foreign Policy, June 4, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid." Foreign Policy, May 20, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "If Nobody Knows Your Iran Policy, Does It Even Exist?" Foreign Policy, May 6, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "America Isn’t as Powerful as It Thinks It Is." Foreign Policy, April 26, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future." Foreign Policy, April 16, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "America Is Wide Open for Foreign Influence." Foreign Policy, April 8, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows." Foreign Policy, April 2, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat." Foreign Policy, March 19, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "America’s Polarization Is a Foreign Policy Problem, Too." Foreign Policy, March 11, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "The Tragedy of Trump’s Foreign Policy." Foreign Policy, March 5, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby." Foreign Policy, February 15, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Why Some Countries Are Pathologically Shy." Foreign Policy, February 7, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "America Has a Commitment Problem." Foreign Policy, January 29, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Europe’s Future Is as China’s Enemy." Foreign Policy, January 22, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Welcome to Congress. Here’s How to Run the World." Foreign Policy, January 7, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy. MacMillan, 2018.
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.
Walt, Stephen. "Rising Powers and the Risks of War: A Realist View of Sino-American Relations." Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?: The Rise of a Great Power in Theory, History, Politics, and the Future. Ed. Asle Toje. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Walt, Stephen. "The Power of a Strong State Department." New York Times, May 12, 2017.
Walt, Stephen. "The World Can Have Peace and Prosperity, If It Wants." Foreign Policy, December 23, 2016.
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.
Walt, Stephen. "ISIS as Revolutionary State." Foreign Affairs. November/December 2015.
Adams, Gordon, and Stephen M. Walt. "A Road to Damascus, via Moscow." New York Times. October 13, 2015.
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. Review of Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power, by Bukovansky, Mlada, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler. Ethics & International Affairs, December 2013.
Walt, Stephen, and John J. Mearsheimer. "Leaving Theory Behind: Why Hypothesis Testing Has Become Bad for IR." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-001, January 2013.
Walt, Stephen. "Theory and Policy in International Relations: Some Personal Reflections." Journal of International Affairs 7.2 (September 2012).
Walt, Stephen. "Games Bring Out National Uber Pride." Canberra Times, August 6, 2012.
Walt, Stephen. "Hillary Clinton's Tenure: Not So Bad." Star Tribune, July 13, 2012.