• Sociology
  • Published 2014

Command and Combust

  title={Command and Combust},
  author={Gregory D. Koblentz},
The article discusses the 2014 Russian intervention in Ukraine. It responds to the article "Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault" by political scientist John Mearsheimer, which appeared in the September/October 2014 issue. The author critiques Mearsheimer's theory that Russia's actions were a response to the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It is suggested that internal Russian politics, and specifically the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, are the… CONTINUE READING