WBEZ | John Mearsheimer http://www.wbez.org/tags/john-mearsheimer Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en America's Misguided Policy Concerning Iran http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/americas-misguided-policy-concerning-iran-105643 <p><p><strong>John Mearsheimer</strong> is the E. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. He has written extensively about security issues and international politics, including the books <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics,&nbsp;The Tragedy of Great Power Politics,</em>&nbsp;and <em>The Isreal Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy</em> (with Stephen M. Walt). He has written numerous articles for academic journals and op-ed pieces for <em>The New York Times</em> and the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> dealing with topics like Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy toward India, the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts, and the folly of invading Iraq.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80128334" width="719px"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ASCD-webstory_3.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the&nbsp;Stevenson Historic Home.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/americas-misguided-policy-concerning-iran-105643 Why leaders lie http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/why-leaders-lie-83763 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-16/803474.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Editor&#39;s note: This program was originally broadcast on March 16, 2011.</em></p><p>On Thursday<em>, Worldview</em> spends the hour with John Mearsheimer. In his book, <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics</em>, political scientist <a href="http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">John Mearsheimer</a> poses that provocative question of whether it is justified, or not,&nbsp;for leaders to lie to other leaders, to other nations or to their own citizens.</p><div>Mearsheimer is regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. &nbsp;He&rsquo;s renowned for his book on offensive realism called, <em>The Tragedy of Great Power Politics</em>, and a few years ago he attracted great attention for co-authoring the book, <em>The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy</em>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In <em>Why Leaders Lie</em>, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the reasons why our leaders lie to us along with the potential costs and benefits.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-16/why-leaders-lie-83763 What’s next for U.S. strategy in Libya? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/what%E2%80%99s-next-us-strategy-libya-91201 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-29/libya.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483673-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/MON 2of3.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>Moammar Qaddafi still poses a danger for Libya and the world, says the head of the Libyan rebels. President Obama stresses cautious optimism in the aftermath of major military operations in Libya. Many experts and observers believe the Libya mission is the beginning of a so-called "Obama Doctrine."</p><p>We'll ask <a href="http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/">John Mearsheimer</a>, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. He's author of <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics</em>.</p></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/what%E2%80%99s-next-us-strategy-libya-91201 Why leaders lie http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-01/why-leaders-lie-89897 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-01/Nixon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In his new book, <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics</em>, political scientist <a href="http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">John Mearsheimer</a> poses that provocative question of when is it justified, or not, for leaders to lie to other leaders, to other nations or to their own citizens.</p><p>Mearsheimer is regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. He’s renowned for his book on offensive realism called, <em>The Tragedy of Great Power Politics</em>, and a few years ago he attracted great attention for co-authoring the book, <em>The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy</em>.<br> <br> In <em>Why Leaders Lie</em>, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the reasons why our leaders lie to us along with the potential costs and benefits.</p></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-01/why-leaders-lie-89897 Worldview 8.1.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-8111 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-august/2011-08-01/watergate.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we spend the hour with <a href="http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">John Mearsheimer</a>. In his book, <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics</em>, the political scientist from the University of Chicago discusses the question of when is it justified for leaders to lie to other leaders, to other nations or to their own citizens.</p></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-8111 Political scientist John Mearsheimer proposes a limited role for the U.S. in the Middle East http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-22/political-scientist-john-mearsheimer-proposes-limited-role-us-middle-eas <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Bahrain AP Hassan Ammar_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Political activity has been sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. For decades the region has been mostly under autocratic rule. Now long-standing dynasties, from Qaddafi in Libya to Khalifa in Bahrain may fall. But when new leaders emerge, will they continue to allow the United States access to their airspace and oil fields? Or, will the spread of democracy in the region become a hurdle for U.S. foreign policy?<br /><br />University of Chicago political scientist <a href="http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">John Mearsheimer</a> has written about the logic of American foreign policy in the article &quot;<a href="http://nationalinterest.org/article/imperial-by-design-4576" target="_blank">Imperial By Design</a>&quot; which appears in the January-February edition of <em>The National Interest.</em> He also has a new book out called <em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics</em>.<br /><br />To understand how revolution in the Middle East may shape American foreign policy, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to professor Mearsheimer. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.<br /><br />In the coming weeks, Professor Mearsheimer will speak to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/worldview" target="_blank"><em>Worldvivew's</em></a> Jerome McDonnell about his new book, <em>Why Leaders&nbsp;Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics.</em></p><p><em>Music Button: Gaudi, &quot;Back To Baia&quot;, from the CD No Prisoners, (Six Degrees)</em></p></p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-22/political-scientist-john-mearsheimer-proposes-limited-role-us-middle-eas