On September 2014, political scientist John Mearsheimer published an article in Foreign Affairs entitled: “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault”. As tensions between Russians and NATO once again hit the headlines, it is striking in retrospect how accurate John Mearsheimer’s analysis was. If you want to get the big picture on this conflict without getting lost in the detail, then you should read his article or watch his lecture. Professor at the University of Chicago since 1982, John Mearsheimer analyzes international relations through the lens of the realism school of thought. He was one of the strongest opponents of the 2003 Iraq War before it happened.