The Situation in Russia and Ukraine – Why Is Ukraine the West’s Fault?


Prof. John Mearsheimer | King’s Politics/The University of Chicago – TRANSCEND Media Service

21 Feb 2022

This interview was recorded on 15 Feb, before Russia invaded Ukraine. Most important part may be 3:00–24:45.

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has published six immensely influential books on international relations theory. In 2020, he won the James Madison Award, which is given once every three years by the American Political Science Association to “an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science.”



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UnCommon Core: The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis

John J. Mearsheimer assesses the causes of the present Ukraine crisis, the best way to end it, and its consequences for all of the main actors. A key assumption is that in order to come up with the optimum plan for ending the crisis, it is essential to know what caused the crisis. Regarding the all-important question of causes, the key issue is whether Russia or the West bears primary responsibility.


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2 Responses to “The Situation in Russia and Ukraine – Why Is Ukraine the West’s Fault?”

  1. Trevor Scott says:

    Given that the Russians are very much aware of the melt down that occurred in Chernobyl in 1986, was it not very careless of them to attack an important nuclear power station, possibly putting themselves and much of Eastern Europe at great risk? Why do you think they would do this?

  2. nekroluma says:

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