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Friday funny: Love, theoretically


Sam Roggeveen


18 February 2011 16:01

Since last Monday was Valentine's Day, we offer this Stephen Walt rumination from 2009: can international relations theory provide guidance for people in love' A sample:

Realists have long argued that bipolar systems are the most stable. So if any of you lovers out there are thinking of adding more major actors to the system, please reconsider. As most of us eventually learn, trying to juggle romantic relationships in a multi-polar setting usually leads to crises, and sometimes to open warfare. It's certainly not good for alliance stability.

Read the whole thing here, and enjoy your weekend.