Ir as an academic disciple, began after the wwii, prof. carr was a british diplomat, helped negotiate the. University of aberystwth, wales was the first chair in leading the study of ir. Critical approaches: rooted in marx"s theory. First attempts to systematize study of international politics. Term cold war" coined by walter lippmann (18801974) Journalist, published a series of articles called Us vs. ussr (rivalry between two big powers) Geopolitical rivalry navies, ussr was looking a warm water dock. At the end of world war ii. 1917 bolshevik revolution hostile to capitalist west. And yet, usa and ussr co-existed for a few decades. Allies during wwii to defeat germany; stalin joined with allies to defeat germany after realizing he could not negotiate a peace with them and after hitler invaded his homeland. Had wartime agreements with each other, yalta (peace in europe) and potsdam (in germany, about european peace and peace in asia-pacific), agreed on post-war order.