Chapter 2 - Realist Theories
Realism: a school of thought that explains international relations in terms of power.
-> it's foundation = the principle of dominance
- views political power as separate from and predominant over, morality, ideology, and other
Chapter 5 - International Conflict
the different types of war:
Hegemonic war: a war over the control of the whole world order-the rules of the international
system, and role of world hegemony. Also known as world war, global war, general war, or
International relations (IR): narrowly defined-concerns the relationships among the
Globalization: "the widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide
interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life."
North Korea Nuclear Proliferation
November 26, 2013
Executive Summary. Nuclear weapons have the ability to turn cities to mere ashes in
seconds. In a global community, it is imperative that these
Chapter 4 - Foreign Policy
Foreign policy process = a process of decision-making.
The Rational Model
- Set goals -> prioritize/evaluate importance -> calculate cost and benefits of various actions
-> choose action with highest benefit and lowest cost.