Who is John Mearsheimer & Why is He So Wrong About Putin?

Jakub Ferencik
4 min readFeb 28

My recent article on John Mearsheimer, the prominent international relations scholar, is making a splash, so I thought — since it’s reading break and I only have a few essays to write — I’d write another blog post explaining who Mearsheimer is for those who might not be aware.

I’ll also explain the context of recent controversies and why getting the facts right is so important. I really believe that the future of world order depends on understanding why Putin is lying about his perceived “threat” of NATO.

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 600+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views