March 7, 2014

Only Realists Spread Democracy

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat


History leaves no doubt that realists have been the most successful foreign policy faction in exporting democracy.

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TAGGED: Realism, Democracy, Ukraine


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The 'Realists' Misjudged Ukraine
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False Cheers for Democracy
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Please Stop Calling This a 'New Cold War'
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