John J. Davenport teaches political philosophy, including just war theory, human rights, global governance, democratic theory, and related topics at Fordham University in New York City. His recent book, A League of Democracies (Routledge, 2019), discusses the idea of a global alliance of democratic nations as a better way to counter rising threats from Russia and China, while also securing a large range of other political, economic and environmental public goods.

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Shared blame for Russia's war on Ukraine is not realism — it's irrational

Commentary: During Russia's terrible war on Ukraine, it has become clear that one strain of so-called "realist" thought in international relations — "offensive realism" theory — is an obstacle to human progress.