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Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

  title={Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault},
  author={John J. Mearsheimer},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
  • J. Mearsheimer
  • Published 18 August 2014
  • Political Science
  • Foreign Affairs
The author argues that responsibility for the Russian intervention in Ukraine in 2014, including its annexation of Crimea, lies with the U.S. and the European Union (EU) member state allies. He states that they antagonized Russian President Vladimir Putin with support for the expansion of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military alliance; the eastward expansion of the EU; and the movement of Ukraine out of Russia's sphere of influence to the Western sphere of through support of… 
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