Stephen M. Walt on world politics

Turkish reflections: What I learned at the Istanbul World Political Forum
Foreign Policy, “A Realist in an Ideological Age” blog
May 21, 2012
Commentary by: Stephen M. Walt, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and Harvard Kennedy School’s Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Topic: World politics

“America is still very powerful, and plenty of governments still understand that some of our strategic interests overlap. But we’re entering a world were fewer and fewer governments are going to be reflexively deferential to the United States, for the simple reason that they pay attention to popular sentiment and their own national interests aren’t in fact identical to ours. …”

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