International Relations

International relations (IR) or international affairs, depending on academic institution, is either a field of political science, an interdisciplinary academic field similar to global studies, or an entirely independent academic discipline in which students take a variety of internationally focused courses in social science and humanities disciplines. In all cases, the field studies relationships between political entities (polities) such as sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), other non-governmental organizations (NGO ...more

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
The World: A Brief Introduction
Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept
The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War
The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
Disunited Nations: Succeeding in a World Where No One Gets Along
The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
The Light that Failed: A Reckoning
The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un
Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
World Order
Theory of International Politics
The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations
Perception and Misperception in International Politics
Arms and Influence
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
Politics Among Nations
On China
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics
Social Theory of International Politics
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Samuel P. Huntington
In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.
Samuel P Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel P. Huntington
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

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