Article Review of Stephen Brooks, John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth. “Don’t Come Home, America: The Case against Retrenchment.” International Security 37:3 (Winter 2012/2013)

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Stephen Brooks, John Ikenberry and William Wohlforth.  “Don’t Come Home, America:  The Case against Retrenchment.”  International Security, Vol.37, No. 3 (Winter 2012/2013):  7-51.

In recent years, a number of leading security studies scholars including Christopher Layne, John Mearsheimer, Robert Pape, Barry Posen, and Stephen Walt have come out in favor of U.S. strategic retrenchment overseas.1  The fact that this list of scholars reads like an honor roll of prominent academic realists makes the current trend all the more interesting.  ‘Offshore realism’ would seem to be the order of the day. This trend, moreover, is …

Reviewed by Colin Dueck, George Mason University

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