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John J. Mearsheimer
John J. Mearsheimer

John J. Mearsheimer

American Political Scientist & Professor, University of Chicago

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the University of Chicago and one of the nation’s most influential political scientists. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written six books about security issues and international politics, including “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics,” “Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics,” and most recently, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities.” Mearsheimer has won several teaching awards and his work is frequently taught to, and read by, twenty-first century students of political science.

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John Mearsheimer argues that a nuclear armed Iran would bring stability to the Middle East.

Monday, July 9, 2012

John Mearsheimer discusses Trump’s views on the liberal world order and says that NATO is freeriding off of the United States.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On the Ukraine crisis, John Mearsheimer argues, “The United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.”

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John Mearsheimer and Stephen F. Cohen discusses misunderstandings surrounding the Russia threat.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

John Mearsheimer argues, “Trump should also make a concerted effort to improve relations with Russia, which is not a serious threat to American interests.”

Thursday, November 17, 2016

John Mearsheimer argues, “The United States, despite all the heated rhetoric about the dangerous threat environment in which we live, is a remarkably secure great power. When a country is as secure as the United States, it can afford to pursue a foolish foreign policy because the consequences for it are not very great.”

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

John Mearsheimer discusses the Ukraine crisis and U.S.-Russia relations.

Thursday, March 12, 2015