References and data sources

References and data sources are here classified by segments/types/origins of the source used on this website. In each segment/type are presented only the significant and most used references, in the alphabetical order.

Total number of all possible sources (used in texts for this website) may amount up to several thousands of sources and items.

Main references of IR-theory

Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson: Why Nations Fail, The origins of power, prosperity and poverty, New York 2012

Amitav Acharya: The End of American World Order, UK, 2014

Amitav Acharya, Barry Buzan: Non-Western International relations Theory, NY, 2010 Routledge

Graham Allison: Destined to War. Can America and China escape Thucydides Trap. NY 2017

James A., Bellacqua ed: The Future of China-Russia Relations (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky2010).

Michael Brecher and Jonathan Wilkenfeld: A study of crisis, 2nd edition, Ann Arbor MI: UMiP 2000

Michael Brecher, Frank P. Harvey: Realism and institutionalism in international studies, UMP 2002

Stephen Brooks, William Wohlforth: World Out of Blance; International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy, Princeton University 2008

The Crowe Memorandum: Sir Eyre Crowe and Foreign Office Perceptions of Germany, 1918-1925,

DIIS · Danish Institute for International Studies: New geostrategic game: WILL CHINA AND RUSSIA FORM AN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES? 2015:7

Roger V. Dingman: Theories of and Approaches to Alliance Politics, in Diplomacy: New Approaches in Theory, History and Policy ed. by Paul Gordon Lauren, NY 1979

Jack Donenelly: Realism and International Relations, CUP 2000

European strategic partnership observatory (ESPO): China’s strategic partnership diplomacy: engaging with a changing world. Working paper 8, June 2014

Francis Fukuyama: The End of History and the Last Man, Free Press 1992

Martin Griffiths: International relations theory for the twenty-first century: an introduction, Routledge 2007

Judith Goldstein, Robert Keohane (ed.): Ideas & Foreign Policy: Beliefs, Institutions and Political Change, CUP 1993

Andrew K Hanami (ed): Perspectives on Structural Realism, Palgrave Macmillan, NY, 2003

Birthe Hansen: Unipolarity and World Politics, Theory and its Implications, Routledge, NY 2011

John K. Hobson: The Eurocentric Conception of World Politics. Western International Theory, 1760-

2010. Cambridge University Press. (2012)

Samuel P. Huntington: The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of World Order, 1996

Graeme P. Herd: Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century; Competing Visions of World Order, Routledge, 2010

Colin S. Gray: War, Peace and International Relations, Routledge, London 2007

G. John Ikenberry: New Thinking in International Relations, Westview Press, 1997

G. John Ikenberry: After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, PUP 2001

G. John Ikenberry (ed.), America Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002)

G. John Ikenberry: International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific, Columbia University Press, 2003

Ikenberry, Mastanduno, Wohlforth: International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity, CUP, 2011

Efraim Inbar, Jonathan Rynhold (ed): US Foreign Policy and Global Standing in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2016

Robert Jackson and Georg Sorensen: Introduction to International relations, Theories & Approaches, 6th ed. 2016

Robert Jervis, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, Diane N.Labrosse (eds.): Chaos in the Liberal Order, CUP, NY, 2018

Thomas M Kane: Theoretical Roots of US Foreign Policy, Machiavelli and American Unilateralism, Routledge, 2006

Ethan B. Kapstein and Michael Mastanduno (eds), Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies after the Cold War (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999)

Paul Kennedy: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, NY, 1989

Emil J Kirchner and James Sperling: National Security Cultures, Routledge 2010

Henry Kissinger, World Order (London: Penguin Books, 2014)

Henry Kissinger, On China, 2011

Charles P. Kindleberger: Manias, Panics and Crashes, 5th edition 2005, New Jersey

Igor Kovac: The power structure of the post-Cold War internationals system, Ljubljana 2012

George Liska: Nations in Alliance, The Limits of Interdependence (Baltimore 1962)

Jacques Martin: When China Rules the Word: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, (London: Penguin Press, 2009)

John Mearsheimer: The Tragedy of Great Power politics, 2001

John Mearsheimer: The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018

Liu Mingfu: The China Dream: Great Power Thinking and Strategic Posture in the Post-American Era, CN Times Books Inc. 2015

Nuno P Monteiro: Theory of Unipolar Politics, CUP, 2014

Hans J Morgenthau: Politics Among Nations, NY 1967

Hans J Morgenthau: Alliances in Theory and Practice, Alliance Policy in the Cold War, (Baltimore 1959)

Thomas Mowle, David Sacko: The Unipolar World: An Unbalanced Future. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Joseph Nye: The Future of Power, NY, Public Affairs, 2011

T.V. Paul (ed.), International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation, CUP 2012

Richard N. Rosecrane and Steven E. Miller, editors: The Next Great War? MIT Press London 2015

Segberg, Dyllick-Brenzinger, Hoffmann, Mauersberger: Global Politics; How to use and apply theories of international relations, Berlin 2006

Anne-Marie Slaughter: International Relations, Principal Theories, OUP, 2011

Joseph Tainter: The Collapse of Complex Societies, CUP,1988

P Toft: The Way of the Vanquished, Fallen Great Powers and Responses to Collapse, University of Copenhagen 2006

Andrei Tsygankov: Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity, second ed. (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield 2010).

Paul R Viotti: American Foreign Policy, Cambridge, 2010

Stephen M Walt: The Origins of Alliances, CUP 1987

Stephen M Walt: (2002). The enduring relevance of the realist tradition. New York: W.W. Norton Company.

Stephen M Walt: Taming American Power. The Global Response to US Primacy, NY, Norton, 2005

Kenneth N. Waltz: Man, the State and War: A Theoretical Analysis, 1959

Kenneth N Waltz: Theory of International Politics, 1979

Kenneth N Waltz:  Realism and International Politics. Routledge. 2008.

Cynthia Weber: International relations theory; a critical introduction, Routledge 2014

Zhang Wenmu: Sea Power and China’s Strategic Choices, 2009

Zhang Wenmu: Chinese Geopolitics, 2015

Fareed Zakaria: The Post-American World, NY 2008

A Match Made in Heaven? Strategic Convergence between China and Russia, January 2007,

Some often-used websites

Some often-used US websites:

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, website

The Jamestown Foundation, website

RAND Corporation, website

Jane’s Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis, website

Institute for the study of war (ISW), website

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), website

Some often-used Russian websites:

Russia in global affairs, website

Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), website

Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), website, website

Russian Military Analysis, website

The International Affairs Journal, A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations, website International Affairs Journal ( , International Affairs Digital Archive – East View

Some often-used Chinese websites:

China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, website

Belt and Road Portal, website

Global Times, website

China Military,

Asia Times, website

Articles of Scientific magazines, used in theoretical texts of this website

American Journal of Political Science

American Political Science Review

China Quarterly of International Studies

China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly

Comparative Political Studies

Contemporary Security Policy

The Diplomat Magazine

European Journal of International Relations

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Journal

Geopolitics Alert

The Globalist

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

International Affairs

International Organizations

International Relations

International Studies Quarterly

International Security

Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of Conflict Resolution

Journal of Contemporary China

Journal of Eurasian Studies

Journal of Strategic Studies

The National Interest

Project Syndicate

Review of International Relations

Review of International Studies

Russia in Global Affairs

Security Studies


World Politics

Some useful youtube-videos:

Graham Allison on the Thucydides Trap | Munich Security Conference 2020 Graham Allison and General David Petraeus discuss the great power rivalry between the US and China, March 2020

U.S. Presidential Election-The Clash of Great Powers: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Primacy; John Mearsheimer, October 2020

Stephen Walt – The World Order after the Pandemic, October 2020

General media sites and newspapers: articles used in texts on this website

Think Tanks, other research institutions and organizations

General military affairs, military websites, reports and military news

The US, reports and publications / Military affairs

Russia, reports and publications / Military affairs

China, reports and publications / Military affairs