Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

  • by John J. Mearsheimer
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 0 hrs and 34 mins
  • Periodical

Publisher's Summary

Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.

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view of big boys

Author favors russian interests and disregards ukrainian interests, but he doesnt hide it. He thinks Russia defends its safety
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- Ruslan

I agree. Worth listening to.

I did not like or agree with the authors book on Israel, but he hits this issue about the Ukraine on the head. My father was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the US as a youngster after WWI. I have no positive nor warm feelings to the Ukraine for their residents agressive support and assistance to the Nazis. The author is correct that the intervention of the west, especially the US for the military problems their with the break up of their country and the invassion of Putin. No doubt if the shoe was on the other foot such as the Russian import of missles into. Cuba a country that is our neighbor drew us into a potential World Nuclear War with Russia. This time it was our meddling in the Ukraine Russia's neighbor brought Russia into Military action to push us back.
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- Honest Sam "Honest Sam"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2014
  • Publisher: Foreign Affairs