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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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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- Mrs. C. Mansfield

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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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

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