To understand state of International Relations today, a website like theory-talks.org could give new perspective. The website discuss opinion and suggestion several leading writer on this discipline.
On who influence Kenneth W Waltz he says: I suppose Hans Morgenthau in the modern period has been more widely influential than any other single author. And I was influenced by him, surely, as most people were.
As general knowledge among readers of International Relations, Realism is remain dominant in school of though. Reasons are some practical policy in international politics such in Syria and Iraq influenced by desire to get power, policy makers make their formulation are also based on power politics and leading academician expand realism school of though.
That is why apart from conflict in Middle East and even in Korean Peninsula, Realism view show strong character.