To what extent is the rise of populism an outcome of 20th and 21st century world political developments?

Populism is one of the most defining and most controversial political doctrines within the 21st century. The term itself is an approach to politics that can be defined as an ideology that presented ordinary people/citizens as morally good entities against the ‘elite’. This is through it being an ideological collective based on a “deep cynicism … Continue reading To what extent is the rise of populism an outcome of 20th and 21st century world political developments?

George F. Kennan: The Greatest Architect of US Foreign Policy

Note: This essay was originally written in Winter 2019 Though often associated with Morgenthau, Niebuhr, and the Cold Warriors, George Frost Kennan cannot be exclusively claimed by neorealists. He in fact belonged to neorealism and constructivism respectively – perhaps most importantly as an historian in realpolitik, perched above the limits of these theories. This essay … Continue reading George F. Kennan: The Greatest Architect of US Foreign Policy