By Eric Garris

Professor John J. Mearsheimer discusses the current Russian invasion on Ukraine whilst exploring the potential causes and consequences of the crisis.

In this lecture, Prof. Mearsheimer focused on both the origins of the war in Ukraine and some of its most important consequences. He argues that the crisis is largely the result of the West’s efforts to turn Ukraine into a Western bulwark on Russia’s border. Russian leaders viewed that outcome as an existential threat that had to be thwarted.

While Vladimir Putin is certainly responsible for invading Ukraine and for Russia’s conduct in the war, Prof. Mearsheimer states that he does not believe he is an expansionist bent on creating a greater Russia. Regarding the war’s consequences, the greatest danger is that the war will go on for months if not years, and that either NATO will get directly involved in the fighting or nuclear weapons will be used — or both.

Furthermore, enormous damage has already been inflicted on Ukraine. A prolonged war is likely to wreak even more devastation on Ukraine.

Prof. John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago.

SOURCEAnti War

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  1. John Mearsheimer is an extremely wise and educated man. I recommend his entire series, from way before Russia went into Ukraine. But if you watch it on youtube and comment, google is censoring us from liking, sharing or commenting if you are conservative, apparently at least until the election, maybe permanently. Youtube and Google are too WOKE for me and I’m apparently too conservative for them….I’m finding many alternatives (rumble, Fox, RT even VT occasionally.

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