Recent and Unpublished Work


  • John J. Mearsheimer, Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2018). [html]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Translated into 10 languages: Albanian, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Turkish.
  • John J. Mearsheimer, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (New York: Norton, 2001). Translated into 8 languages: Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, and Serbian. Updated Edition (New York: Norton, 2014).

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • John J. Mearsheimer, “Conventional Deterrence: An Interview with John J. Mearsheimer,” Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Winter 2018), pp. 3-8 [html]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities An excerpt from John Mearsheimer's latest book," The National Interest, Online (October 5, 2018).[html]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Benign Hegemony," International Studies Review, Vol 18, No. 1 (March 2016) pp.1-3.[pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Israel and Academic Freedom" in Akeel Bilgrami and Johnathan R. Cole, Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?, (Columbia Univeristy Press, 2015) pp. 316-333.[pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Moscow's Choice," Foreign Affairs, Vol 93, No. 6 (November/December 2014), pp. 167-171. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Comments," in Audience Cost and the Vietnam War, H-Diplo/ISSf Forem, No. 3, November 7, 2014, pp.86-89. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault", Foreign Affairs, Vol. 93 No. 5 (September/October 2014), pp. 1-12.[pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Taiwan's Dire Straits," The National Interest, No. 130 (March/April 2014), pp. 29-39. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, “America Unhinged,” The National Interest, No. 129 (January/February 2014), pp. 9-30. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Simplistic Hypothesis Testing is Bad for IR,” European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2013), pp. 427-57. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, “Leaving Theory Behind: Why Hypothesis Testing Has Become Bad for IR,” Faculty Research Working Paper No. RWP13-001, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, January 2013. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Structural Realism," in Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, 3rd Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 77-93.
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Introduction," in George F. Kennan, American Diplomacy, expanded ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), pp.vii-xlvii. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners," in Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor, eds., After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine, (London: Saqi Books, 2012), pp. 135-153. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Realists as Idealists," Security Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3 (July-September 2011), pp. 424-430. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Imperial by Design," The National Interest, No. 111 (January/February 2010), pp. 16-34. [pdf]

Op-Ed Pieces:

  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Donald Trump Should Embrace a Realist Foreign Policy," The National Interest (online), November 27, 2016.[html]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Don't Arm Ukraine," New York Times, February 8, 2015.[pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Getting Ukraine Wrong," New York Times, March 13, 2014. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, "Mr. Obama Must Take a Stand Against Israel over Iran," The Financial Times, March 5, 2012. [html]

Unpublished Work:

  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Sister Camilla and the Anarchic Schoolyard," A Memo on the Logic of Offensive Realism, June 24, 2011. [pdf]
  • John J. Mearsheimer, "Kissing Cousins: Nationalism and Realism," Prepared for Yale Workshop on International Relations, May 5, 2011. [pdf]

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