Kenneth N. Waltz

Kenneth Neal Waltz (June 8, 1924 May 12, 2013) was an American political scientist who was a member of the faculty at both the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University and one of the most prominent scholars in the field of international relations. He was a founder of neorealism, or structural realism, in international relations theory. Waltz's theories have been extensively debated within the field of international relations. In 1981, Waltz published a monograph arguing that the proliferation of nuclear weapons would increase the probability of international peace. Continue Reading »

Man, the State, and War
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons

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