• Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

  • The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
  • By: John J. Mearsheimer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Periodical
  • Release date: 10-09-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Foreign Affairs
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (10 ratings)

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. C. Mansfield on 29-11-16

Biased

The title is a bit of a give away but the author has quite extreme views.
I'm not convinced that it is The West's fault having listened to it.
I can understand that the Russian government felt threatened by the expansion of NATO but jumping to the conclusion that is The West's fault is extreme.

The author expresses anti-liberal views which are irrelevant to the subject and unnecessary.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 22-07-15

Excellent analysis by Mearsheimer

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very interesting article which provides an alternative narrative on the Ukraine crisis and its origins to the typical Western one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/a for this article.

What about Kevin Stillwell’s performance did you like?

Highly skilled and professional reading.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Its definitely an article that makes you think

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ruslan on 12-01-15

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 04-11-16

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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