Conservatism, Realism and Foreign Policy: Kissing Cousins If Not Soulmates

Realists understand that nationalism is the most consequential-ism in world politics. While sometimes it manifests itself in ugly xenophobia it can, ironically, also work to make the international system more benign. It is the engine for balancing behaviour among states, which helps maintain an equilibrium of power and ensures that most states will make provision for their own defence if they have no other choice.

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