By Angelo M. Codevilla
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What kind of power can they generate—how much, and for what purpose? A good place to begin this tour of our planet is Sir Halford Mackinder’s Democratic Ideals and Reality (1919), which shows geography’s influence on politics. As you go through this classic introduction, refer often to a historical atlas as well as to specialized studies of individual regions. GEOGRAPHY AND DEMOGRAPHY Start from what Mackinder calls the “World Island”—namely, the Eurasian land mass plus Africa—beginning with its heartland, central Asia and Russia.
WHAT IS IR? The art by which governments and peoples deal with one another goes by many names: diplomacy, statecraft, foreign affairs, foreign relations. Formal education does not define this art. Rather, statesmen have defined it by practicing it. Whoever practices it successfully must have in mind an accurate picture of his own country’s character, needs, objectives, and capacities, as well as those of foreign countries. Knowledge of the techniques of international intercourse is helpful. The history of past events also illuminates current choices.
Knowledge of the techniques of international intercourse is helpful. The history of past events also illuminates current choices. These things can be learned from books to a considerable extent. ” Such courses may be offered by political science departments (IR is one of political science’s four traditional subdisciplines), by departments of IR, or in any of the thirty-five professional schools of international affairs, such as Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy or John Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies.
A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS by Angelo M. Codevilla