Over the many centuries since thinkers first began to look at the idea of International Relations

Over the many centuries since thinkers first began to look at the idea of International Relations

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Magdalen Hobbs 995470404 TA: Jamie Levin POL208 L0101 DUE: October 25, 2007 Over the many centuries since thinkers first began to look at the idea of International Relations, many theories have been proposed. Thucydides, the acknowledged father of realism in fifth century BCE looked at the Peloponnesian War and emphasized the importance of “foresight, prudence, caution, and judgment” in foreign policy. John Locke in the 17 th century CE saw the individual, rather than the state as most important in IR and offered a somewhat more optimistic view of international politics. In the 20 th century CE, following the end of the stable Bipolar system of the Cold War Era, Alexander Wendt and his fellow Constructivists analyzed International Politics by examining its social aspects rather than its material ones (i.e. military force, economic capability). Since the beginning of the 21 st century, the leaders of the United States have had to make increasingly difficult decisions regarding their support of international
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