1. I spoke with Glenn Diesen and Alexander Mercouris on “The Duran” about Ukraine. 2. I was interviewed on CNN News-18 in India about the G-20 meeting this month.
Glad you are getting more exposure. In a sane world you'd be Secretary of State, not warmongers like Blinken and Nuland. End the color revolutions and regime change operations: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-execute-a-color-revolution
As an ordinary member of the public, I have attempted, without success,to put the point that Russia is not bankrupt, nor the hateful entity presented by the west and that the west is complicit.
No joy ,not even for a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement.
It is virtually impossible to challenge the prevailing media and political message without being denounced as a Putin apologist.
I listened to the Duran interview. Just an excellent, intelligent discussion on the topic.
When I listen to our Western media I see nothing but Ukrainian propaganda and far too many people are gulping it down....
So group think, which has stultified much of the west, has sold false hopes to Ukraine, with the dire results we now see. The UK continues with its irresponsible sabre rattling, its promises of materiel ,its enduring support, while the few voices of dissent are repudiated and denounced.
Will the increasingly dysfunctional US administration with its senile president be tempted to indulge in another round of regime change, with Russia as the target?
Happy to see you getting more exposure. I’ve been reading your and Stephen Walt’s writings for quite some time now. I’m fascinated just how easy you make it seem to look at the geopolitics in such a rational and objective way, and able to convey your knowledge to people outside of the academia.
I wish that our politicians reached out to you more for advice or even just perspective.
Great stuff keep doing the u tube stuff as people in west need for heat your message as they won’t get it otherwise
Glenn and Alexander do an excellent job getting the right people on. The Duran has kept me relatively sane since the SMO began! This exchange was very thought-provoking because you bring your expertises from different disciplines to bear on the real issues at hand. Many people need to get a grip on the difference and value of amoral realism. Enough with the personal moral outrage built on lies, reductive and ignorant thinking, and manipulation of history and objective (yes, I wrote that) reality. Even the surrealists knew the difference!
Professor Mearsheimer, I am a paid subscriber to your Substack. I have been following you since 2/24/2022, and agree with you 100%. I do think Biden thought Ukraine would only last a few weeks, and his extraordinary round of trips to EU allies to rally them in support of an unprecedented boycott of Russian Federation was intended to strengthen Ukraine's negotiating position, not mobilize to provide all the NATO munitions to a forever war. But it's been "in for a penny, in for a pound," after Russia's military performed so badly in the battle for Kiev, and Ukraine's soldiers fought so unexpectedly well and not-so-unexpectedly couragously. And now we are stuck. Biden might have sense enough to know that negotiations are in order now, or he may not, but if he were to push Zelenky to negotiate against his will it would doom his re-election. My question is - has Russia a chance to win this war of attrition, or will it come down to World War III before the US will allow Ukraine to be annexed by Russia?
Thank you for these appearance updates! Much appreciated!
The Duran interview was excellent and informative.
Great discussions, John, but in the second one I was disappointed to discover you seem to put credence into the lie about climate change and an environmental emergency.
Something of the history of Ms. Victoria Nuland, among other things . . .
Washington's Ukraina Grandioznaya Skhema - The Graveyard of This Empire.
Putin would never kill Kadyrov
How insane do you think the upper echelons are?