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Putin's Defense - Mearsheimer - Response, Note, Loose Reference

“The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.” … 297 more words


How often do world leaders lie?

“Lying comes easy to leaders who think that they live in a Hobbesian world.” – John Mearsheimer

In his 2011 book, Why Leaders Lie, John Mearsheimer explores the question of lying as a tool for statecraft. 1,362 more words

International Relations

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

Sometimes the pursuit of non-security goals has hardly any effect on the balance of power, one way or the other. Human rights interventions usually fit this description, because they tend to be small-scale operations that cost little and do not detract from a great power’s prospects for survival.

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A Different Perspective on Ukraine

An article written by John Mearsheimer entitled “Getting Ukraine Wrong” recently ran in the New York Times Op-ed section in March, 2014. In this article he vehemently opposes the actions of the US towards Ukraine, and popular opinion on the subject. 276 more words