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Stephen Walt

Stephen Walt (left)
Born Stephen Martin Walt
(1955-07-02) July 2, 1955 (age 61)
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Alma mater Stanford University (B.A.)
University of California, Berkeley
(M.A., Ph.D.)
School Neorealism
Institutions Harvard University
University of Chicago
Princeton University
Main interests
International relations theory
Notable ideas
Defensive realism, Balance of threat theory

Israel has a sizeable nuclear arsenal and could retaliate if it were attacked.
Stephen M. Walt
To the extent that Israel does face threats, like from say Hamas or Hezbollah, those are threats that do not jeopardise Israel's existence.
Stephen M. Walt
Well, a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East would be a wonderful thing.
Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now.
Stephen M. Walt
The thing that makes countries want to pursue some kind of nuclear deterrent is precisely the fact that they feel threatened.
Stephen M. Walt