At LewRockwell.com, Vasko Kohlmayer praises the analysis of Professor John Mearsheimer, whose lecture on why Russia invaded Ukraine has been a viral hit. Kohlmayer writes (abridged):
Professor John Mearsheimer is one of the most accomplished and distinguished political scientists in the world.
A leading authority in the field of international relations, he has authored several seminal books and lectured extensively around the globe (see his website here).
Prof. Mearsheimer came to wider public consciousness through his 2015 lecture in which he discussed the origin and causes of the brewing Russo-Ukrainian conflict.
The presentation is a true tour de force and has posted more than 22 million views to date.
In that lecture Prof. Mearsheimer not only offered a superb analysis of the situation, but he also made a prediction that is being fulfilled right before our eyes. This is what he said more than six years ago:
“The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, and the end result is that Ukraine is going to be wrecked.”
As far as the UN goes, it is effectively useless for one very simple reason:
The Russians have a veto right in any dispute between countries that have a vote on the Security Council. This obviously includes both Russia and the United States. The UN is not going to be very meaningful simply because the Russians can veto anything that they do not like and so can Americans. The bottom line is that this problem has to be solved by the United States and the Russians.
Vasko Kohlmayer was born and grew up in former communist Czechoslovakia. You can follow his writings by subscribing to his Substack newsletter ’Notes from the Twilight Zone’. He is the author of The West in Crisis: Civilizations and Their Death Drives.
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