How Kenneth Waltz Argument Of Offensive Realism?

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Kenneth Waltz, a well-known figure in the domain of the International relations was born on June 8, 1924, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was American political scientist and a member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. He was a foremost neorealist thinker and a proponent of structural realism. His theory of structural realism broke away from the traditional understandings of classical realism which focused more on the individuals rather than the state structure. Classical and neo classical realists emphasized the normative aspects of realism as well as the empirical aspects while many contemporary realists pursued a social scientific analysis of the structures and processes of world politics and in the process they tend to ignore norms and values.
The basic argument put forward by Kenneth Waltz is that all states are sovereign, but with
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The struggle for power is very much evident in the world politics and the growing role of United States of America (USA) and China is a clear indication of this. Post- cold war, with the fall of Soviet bloc, USA became the sole superpower. Since then it has left no stone unturned in increasing its influence in world politics. Contrary to the Waltz argument that states will only seek optimum power only to defend themselves, we have seen how US has tried to increase its influence in every nook and corner of the world.
Waltz also seems to offer contradicting opinion in his theory of proliferation of nuclear weapon for world peace. The theory looks bit flawed as it violates its fundamental principle of world harmony. “Lesser the power, lesser the finger on trigger” was the explanation given in favor of bipolarity, but by making more number of nations nuclear capable it is leading to a situation of maximum number of fingers on trigger where nuclear war is pretty
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