Values in Foreign Policy

Increasing geopolitical rivalries today assert that hard power matters more than anything else. Military capabilities, technological superiority and economic heft are the strongest instruments of international political influence. What then is the relevance of values in foreign policy? Should nation-states still uphold values or focus instead, on strengthening their capabilities to deal with their external…

(Book Review) Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests

Edited by Krishnan Srinivasan, James Mayall, and Sanjay Pulipaka Publication Date: Mar 2019, Published by Rowman & Littlefield International This book constitutes a fundamental break-through in conventional political analyses, representing as it does, an exploration of the relationship between espoused national values and actual foreign policy interests and policies. It is highly ambitious because it…