Mearsheimer is Wrong — NATO Saved Europe

Jakub Ferencik
4 min readMar 1, 2023

My recent articles on Mearsheimer have created a storm, it seems. So, I thought I’d devote some more time to the man, as his ideas have created some confusion on this platform.

In my view, it’s very clear that Mearsheimer’s view that the war in Ukraine is chiefly the United States’ fault, is wrong. In his view — one that Putin himself invokes to justify the killing of tens of thousands of Ukrainians — NATO expansion threatened Russia’s borders.

When we look at the arguments, there’s not much sanity to them. Of course, the US didn’t…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views