Publisher: Kyle R. Brady
Realism, an important and prevalent theory within the world of international relations, has stood the test of time and the challenges of history for one simple reason: it has both weight and validity. There are a number of competing theories regarding states, power, and the international arena, but Realism is often considered to be one of the most accurate approaches, however harsh and interested in physicality it may be. Without a proper framework for understanding the use of power by a state, regarding any enemy or outside entity, the potential for mistakes of catastrophic proportions is far higher, as is the potential for those in academic and advisory capacities to present non-ideal strategic advice.(A paper by Kyle Brady.) ...