The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis

John Mearsheimer says in 2015: “The whole Washington foreign policy establishment. As far as I am concerned, the Republicans and the Democrats are like tweedlee dee and tweedle dum. Anyone who think it matters whether you get Hillary Clinton or some Republican, you’re living in a dream world. They have the midas touch in reverse.”

Published on Sep 25, 2015: John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and Co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, 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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