A critical analysis of the U.S pivot toward the Asia-Pacific: How realistic is neo-realism?

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A critical analysis of the U.S pivot toward the Asia-Pacific: How realistic is neo-realism?
  1. Neo-Realism/Sturctural
    1. Defensive
      1. explains the manner in which the structure of the international system influences state behaviour
        1. Predicts that the anarchy of the international system cases states to become obsessed with security
        2. offensive
          1. primarily associated with John Mearsheimer
            1. claims that states are insatiable for power
            2. derived from classic realism, but its focus is on the anarchic structure of the international system, instead of human nature
              1. unipolar, bipolar, multipolar
              2. Neo-Conservatism
                1. A political philosophy developed in the 1970s and 1980s, advocating the active use of government power in pursuit of conservative domestic and foreign policies.
                2. Classical Realism
                  1. "human nature realism"
                    1. Classical Realism is a theory of International Relations established in the post-World War II era that seeks to explain international politics as a result of human nature
                    2. Neo-Classical-realism
                      1. Neoclassical realism is a theory of international relations. Initially coined by Gideon Rose in a 1998 World Politics review article, it is a combination of classical realist and neorealist – particularly defensive realist – theories.
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