Rethinking 5 myths about International Relations

Joseph Hills

A protester holds a US flag outside the Chinese consulate in Houston
A protester holds a US flag outside of the Chinese consulate in Houston on July 24, 2020, after the US State Department ordered China to close the consulate. (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images).

Myth 1: The United States is not a revisionist power

Myth 2: Globalization and international trade lead to international cooperation

Myth 3: The rise of nationalist populism is a domestic political phenomenon

Myth 4: Threats to the liberal international order are external

Myth 5: Middle powers act as key brokers in the establishment of rules-based international order

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