Below is a public lecture I gave in Brisbane, Australia on 23 October 2023 on US grand strategy. The talk focuses on how America’s deep involvement in the Ukraine war and now the Hamas-Israel war is hindering the all-important pivot to Asia.
Volodymyr Zelensky is an Israeli operative . . . Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Visits Israel: ‘Mariupol is our Masada’ . . . https://nationalvanguard.org/2022/12/ukraines-azov-regiment-visits-israel-mariupol-is-our-masada/
Why Do the Ukrainians Allow Their Country to Be Completely Run by Jews? . . . https://russia-insider.com/en/why-do-ukrainians-allow-their-country-be-completely-run-jews/ri27010
Zelensky, Biden, Satanism, War, Greed, Theft, Propaganda, Domestic Spying, International Intrigue, Treason, Sedition, FTX, Ukraine, Israel . . . https://cwspangle.substack.com/p/zelensky-biden-satanism-war-greed
Documents leaked from Soros’ “Open Society Foundation” show how the Jewish billionaire behind Hillary Clinton gave orders to the State Department and manipulated media coverage of events in Ukraine . . . https://nationalvanguard.org/2016/09/documents-show-soros-ran-us-foreign-policy-on-post-coup-ukraine/
How Christine Lagarde, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland Funded a Massive Ukrainian Ponzi Scheme . . . https://russia-insider.com/en/how-christine-lagarde-clinton-and-nuland-funded-massive-ukrainian-ponzi-scheme/ri27390
Jewish Corruption in Ukraine . . . by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D. . . . https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2023/02/17/jewish-corruption-in-ukraine/
Nationalism as a policy of enduring geopolitical value should be more important than the delusions associated with liberal hegemony. In a related article from 2019, Mearsheimer presupposes that the U.S.-led liberal international order was destined to collapse from the start. John Mearsheimer! These statements you make are utter nonsense, and you are making excuses for the rule of authoritarian anti-human regimes! There is no such thing as liberal hegemony! And your realist view that "interactions between great powers are described as primarily driven by a rational desire to achieve regional hegemony in an anarchic international system" is inherently problematic and wrong and unfounded! The fact is that some democracies help their own popular allies everywhere because they defend themselves against the expansion of their enemy's authoritarian allies to maintain their own security! The realist perspective ignores popular oversight and control of elected officials and power, which is completely unrealistic! Even if one can't assume that the leaders of a democracy won't make bad decisions just by trusting their materialism, the oversight and control of officials and public power of all kinds in a democracy is effective in curbing such mistakes! The control of power in a democracy is the control of public power not to do anything wrong on a more realistic level! The realist kind of willful ignorance of the fact that people make decisions because of their own values that are not necessarily the same as other values is patently false! And nationalism is a narrow and grossly offensive value, and it is often used by dictators to incite hatred against foreign countries, especially democracies, to distract or even counteract the attention of the population from domestic conflicts and wrong policies! How can this be good for regional peace and security if the world is full of such dictators who incite hatred for the sake of authoritarian rule? Do you have the courage to answer me this question? And it is the regimes controlled by those anti-humanists who deprive people of their rights for the benefit of authoritarian rule that are the real hegemonies! Some countries oppose and attack democrats simply because of their extremely stupid and ignorant minds! It only proves that such ignorant people are not highly civilised. You rumour-mongering pro-authoritarian media always spread irrational disinformation under the guise of the so-called anti-mainstream media, pretending that you are the real deal! Stop playing such childish tricks! And you say "Putin is pursuing a realistic geopolitical programme to secure Russia's national interests in the face of the ever-expanding threat of NATO." It is even more irrational in the extreme! You are completely delusional in trying to rationalise Putin's invasion! You don't always look at things wrongly and imperfectly with your irrational realism of events! Ukraine is autonomously trying to join the EU in order to develop its economy, not NATO-initiated expansion as you claim! Your statement "If China's power is extended to Canada and Mexico is absolutely different in nature! Because Ukraine has legitimacy to join other organisations as a popularly empowered democracy and has no ambitions to undermine security, and Ukraine is not provoking Russia militarily! Whereas the Chinese government is an absolute authoritarian and anti-human government that does not even have a one-person, one-vote electoral system, and is itself opposed to democracy and freedom, China's political and military expansion with the post-expansion purpose of violating and destroying democratic countries is clearly illegitimate and will definitely undermine regional security! China's expansion for the post-expansion purpose of violating and destabilising democracies to maintain the stability of dictatorships is obvious, cannot be ruled out at all and is extremely probable! As a democracy the Ukrainian government and elected officials are unquestionably qualified to honour the choices made by the population in terms of economy and security! And what you are saying is a completely delusional attempt to rationalise Russia's invasion and crimes! And I'll say it again! The world is simply not explained away by your highly irrational realism with ignorant dialectical overtones! Rather, it is driven by a variety of values and ideas, like the famous saying that all history is the history of ideas. Only values that do not harm the rights and freedoms of the population can create peace and prosperity! Your claim that the US-led liberal democratic world order must be destroyed is also completely illogical and impossible! What is possible is only that the United States will no longer lead the liberal-democratic world order, not that the liberal-democratic world order will disappear from the world!
Great analysis of where we are here in the west vis s vis Ukraine and Israel, how we got there, and how it seems there is no good solution. I was naively waiting for that good solution to pop up at the end of the talk - nope.
But at least an analysis like this gives people some facts and gets them thinking more about the issues.
Great John, as always. For the very first time I hear you explaining IR on the basis of religion: ultraorthodox jews. You always avoid to deepen so far in explaining IR, the bottom line is always nationalism. Search into religions and you will get and extra satisfactory cause for the behaviour of nations. Cheers, Toni Prunés, your Catalan translator.
Dr. Mearsheimer always says China is America's biggest threat but he never elaborates. What precisely are the dangers it poses to the United States? And what risks do China present to the rest of the world, especially the so-called global south that would warrant an American military engagement?
John. You're wrong.
Most comprehensive overview of the Israel/Palestine situation you will ever hear.
Which is more powerful? France or Russia? hahah je sais.
Russia is not a great power. Russia is on the rocks and will splinter. the "Russian" federation ... really isnt. Russia is not the second strongest military in the world. It is the second strongest military in Ukraine.
Russia is a far greater threat than China, duh.
Thanks Prof. Mearsheimer. I am sorry to say the "split Russia and China, back Russia" boat has long sailed. I suggest you follow my line: split Russia into its constituent republics, and use the Turks and Finns as suzerains for the Turkic and Finnic republics, which leaves fewer for China to eat up. Russia will be reduced to Muscovy. The Neo-Yuan empire will be unwieldy and constrained by culture and governance problems to being unable to forge regional hegemony, too busy with the barbarians to weld the oversease Chinese together. P.s. I speak Mandarin and Russian fluently. You need to course correct your model based on the empirical facts, that just basic materialism.
'Israel controls the borders around Gaza, and it controls the air above Gaza. These are not disputable issues.'
What about the border with Egypt?
My one comment: I am deaf. Please do transcriptions.
I need a throwback Redskin Jersey with Mearsheimer on the back