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Stephen M. Walt

Stephen M. Walt

Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Telephone: (617) 495-5712
Fax: (617)-495-8963
Email: stephen_walt@harvard.edu

 

 

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International Security (continued)

October 14, 2007

"The Israel Lobby"

Op-Ed, New York Times

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

This letter was written in response to Leslie H. Gelb's review of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy which was published on September 23, 2007.

 

 

August 2007

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Book

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America’s posture throughout the Middle East...and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America’s national interest nor Israel’s long-term interest.

 

 

October 5, 2006

"Misreading the Tea Leaves: US Missteps on Foreign Policy"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"...the Bush administration's foreign policy rests on a deep misreading of contemporary world politics. Conducting foreign policy on the basis of flawed premises is like designing an airplane while ignoring gravity...."

 

 

Fall 2006

"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Journal Article, Middle East Policy, issue 3, volume XIII

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"Why has the United States adopted policies that jeopardized its
own security in order to advance the interests of another state?"

 

 

July / August 2006

"Unrestricted Access?"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy, volume 155

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"America’s relationship with Israel is difficult to discuss openly in the United States."

 

 

July / August 2006

"Mearsheimer and Walt Respond"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy, volume 155

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"...although we are critical of some Israeli policies, we categorically support Israel’s existence. But we believe the lobby’s influence harms U.S. and Israeli interests."

 

 

March 23, 2006

"The Israel Lobby"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, London Review of Books, issue 6, volume 28

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"The combination of unwavering support for Israel and the related effort to spread ‘democracy’ throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardised not only US security but that of much of the rest of the world."

 

 

March 13, 2006

"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Working Paper

By John J. Mearsheimer, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security and Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"The U.S. national interest should be the primary object of American foreign policy."

 

 

October 19, 2005

"The World Watches as America Attempts its Restoration"

Op-Ed, Financial Times

By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"In the past, the US was respected because its public institutions could set ambitious goals and then achieve them...."

 

 

September 2005

Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy

Book

By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"The greatest value of 'Taming American Power,' ... is that it places its readers in the minds of the leaders and citizens of other states, including the country's rivals...."

ANATOL LIEVEN,  New York Times Sunday Book Review

 

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