Is the Russian invasion of Ukraine the West’s fault? Video Sources

Is the war in Ukraine the fault of the West?

John M. Owen IV. 2022 3 21. UVA: Miller Center.

How Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Threatens Democracy Everywhere

McGregor McCance and John M. Owen. UVAToday. 2022 3 2.

[New School] Perception or truth? Debunking NATO’s ‘fault’ in the Russia-Ukraine War

Kiefer Zachary Hipe. 2022 3 20. Rappler.

Why blaming NATO for Ukraine war is Vladimir Putin’s biggest lie

Hal Brands. 2022 3 14. ThePrint.

Ukraine war follows decades of warnings that NATO expansion into Eastern Europe could provoke Russia

Ronald Suny. 2022 2 28. The Conversation.

Why NATO Has Become a Flash Point With Russia in Ukraine

Jonathan Masters. 2022 1 20. Council on Foreign Relations.

[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 27 (Thursday, February 10, 2022)]


[Pages S632-S636]

From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office

The West Is Sleepwalking Into War in Ukraine

Stephen M. Walt. 2022 2 23. Foreign Policy.

Russia Has Been Warning About Ukraine for Decades. The West Should Have Listened

Anatol Lieven. 2022 1 25. TIME.

Ukraine, China, and Gun Violence, with Condoleezza Rice | GoodFellows

Hoover Institution. 2022 6 1.

Russia’s Ukraine invasion may have been preventable

Zeeshan Aleem. 2022 3 4. MSNBC.

Russia’s war in Ukraine: How it came to this

Tucker Reals and Alex Sundby. 2022 3 23. CBS News.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Essentially Not About NATO

Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel. 2022 2 24. Just Security.

Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development

Kremlin. 2022 2 4.

The Speech In Which Putin Told Us Who He Was

Daniel Fried and Kurt Volker. 2022 2 18. Politico.

TRANSCRIPT: 2007 Putin Speech and the Following Discussion at the Munich Conference on Security Policy

Vladimir Putin. 2007 3 10. 2014 3 27. Johnson’s Russia List.

Did Putin’s 2007 Munich Speech Predict the Ukraine Crisis?

2022 1 24. Ted Galen Carpenter. CATO Institute.

America’s Ukraine Hypocrisy

Ted Galen Carpenter. 2017 8 6. CATO Institute.

Putin denies planning to revive the Russian empire after declaring that Ukraine is not a real country and sending troops there

Sinead Baker. 2022 2 22. Insider.

What Putin Fears Most

Robert Person and Michael McFaul. 2022 2 22. Journal of Democracy.

The Long Arm of Authoritarianism

Yana Gorokhovskaia and Isabel Linzer. 2022 6 2. Foreign Affairs.

NATO-Russia relations: the facts

NATO. 2022 1 27.

Why Moscow Fears NATO

NATO enlargement is not to blame for Russia’s war in Ukraine

Zofia Stemplowska. 2022 4 27. LSE.

Why Russia Fears NATO (And Wants to Stop Ukraine from Joining)

Paul Dibb. 2022 2 17. 1945.

Many predicted Nato expansion would lead to war. Those warnings were ignored

Ted Galen Carpenter. 2022 2 28. The Guardian.

Putin sees no threat from NATO expansion, warns against military build-up

Guy Faulconbridge. 2022 5 16. Reuters.

Putin doesn’t fear NATO or Ukraine — he fears democracy

David Tafuri. 2022 2 10. The Hill.

A “New Era” of NATO Expansion Deepens the Divide Between Russia and the West

Robin Wright. 2022 5 17. The New Yorker.

Deep-rooted Russian fear of the West has fuelled Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Alexander Hill. 2022 3 3. The Conversation.

The Putin I met as Nato chief was a rational man. I watch his descent into fanaticism with horror

George Robertson. 2022 4 7. Prospect.

Rethinking the National Interest: Putin’s Turn in Russian Foreign Policy

Sergei Medvedev. 2004 8. Marshall Center.

the return of the russian leviathan—Review/Interview

Sergei Medvedev. Pushkin House.

I Was Wrong About Putin

Sergei Dobrynin. 2022 3 8. The Atlantic.

Key messages on Russian myths

MFA. Hellenic Republic.

How NATO’s expansion helped drive Putin to invade Ukraine

Becky Sullivan. 2022 2 24. NPR.

Why NATO and Ukraine are a flash point with Russia 30 years after the end of the Cold War

Jonathan Masters. 2022 2 22. PBS.

The Pivotal Moments in NATO History That Led to War in Ukraine

Mary Harris. 2022 3 31. Slate.

Putin’s Biggest Lie: Blaming NATO for His War

Hal Brands. 2022 3 15. Asharq Al-awsat.

Russia is acting like Finland and Sweden joining NATO is not a big deal after repeatedly making dramatic threats over it

Rebecca Cohen and John Haltwanger. 2022 5 17. Insider.

Sweden, Finland Joining NATO Doesn’t Threaten Russia But May ‘Trigger’ Response – Putin

The Moscow Times. 2022 5 16.

The Real Reasons Putin Feels Threatened by NATO

Tomas Klvana. 2022 2 25. The Bulwark.

Threat or Threatened? Russia in the Era of NATO Expansion

Alexander Thalis. 2018 6 3. Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Putin’s fear of democracy is fueling the crisis in Belarus

Peter Dickinson. 2020 10 8. Atlantic Council.

Democracy and Russia: Will the Hide-and-Seek Ever End?

Aanchal Anand. 2011 4 22. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Crisis in Belarus: Main Phases and the
Role of Russia, the European Union,
and the United States

Alla Leukavets. 2022 1. Kennan Cable. Wilson Center.

The New NATO-Russia Military Balance: Implications for European Security

Richard Sokolsky. 2017 3 13. Carnegie.

Biden says it ‘remains to be seen’ whether Ukraine will be admitted to NATO

Dareh Gregorian. 2021 6 14. NBC News.

Biden denies Ukraine prez’s claim that NATO ‘confirmed’ his country can join

Steven Nelson. 2021 6 14. New York Post.

How a Russian Invasion of Ukraine Can Be Avoided

Doug Bandow. 2022 1 22. CATO.

Russia’s Aggressive War Illustrates Importance of US Foreign Policy: Ukrainians Are Latest Victims

Doug Bandow. 2022 4 4. CATO.

We Poked the Bear

Doug Bandow. 2022 3 17. CATO.

What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine

Dmitri Trenin. 2021 12 28. Foreign Affairs.

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton. 2017 12 12. GWU.

NATO Expansion: What Yeltsin Heard

Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton. 2018 3 16. GWU.

Did NATO Promise Not to Enlarge? Gorbachev Says “No”

Steven Pifer. 2014 11 6. Brookings.

Did The West Promise Moscow That NATO Would Not Expand? Well, It’s Complicated.

Mike Eckel. 2021 5 19. Radio Free Europe.

The United States and the NATO Non-extension Assurances of 1990:
New Light on an Old Problem?

Marc Trachtenberg. 2020 11 25. UCLA Political Science Department.

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is
the West’s Fault

John J. Mearsheimer. 10 2014. Foreign Affairs.

Russia and Ukraine: What Does Putin Want?

Columbia SIPA. 2022 2 8.

Panel Discussion: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Columbia SIPA. 2022 2 25.

Putin’s Road to War (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

Frontline PBS. 2022 3 15.

Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb. 2016 2 1. Milken Institute.

Russia, Putin, and the Psychology of Status | Robert Wright and Steven Ward | The Wright Show

Steven Ward. 2022 2 28.

Putin’s Gambit: Why He Chose War and How it Will End

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. 2022 5 17.

Why Russia is Invading Ukraine

RealLifeLore. 2022 2 26.

Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis – It’s not All Putin’s Fault (Recorded in 2015)

Stephen F. Cohen. 2015. Commonwealth Club of California.

Overcoming Its Jinxed Geography: Russia’s Catalyst for the Ukraine War

Vidhee Makwana. 2022 3 15. The Geopolitics.

Why does Russia want Ukraine so badly? Here’s what a geography book tells us

Abhijit Majumder. 2022 2 20. Firstpost.

It’s geography, stupid: Deciphering the Russian enigma

Eric Piaget. 2022 1 13. The Brussels Times.

Why Russia is a prisoner of geography

Tim Marshall. 2022 3 16. The New Statesman.

Why the Black Sea could emerge as the world’s next great energy battleground

Aura Sabadus. 2021 3 20. Atlantic Council.

Ukraine loses out on Black Sea’s rich natural gas supply

Alexander Query. 2021 6 3. Kyiv Post.

Black Sea gas deposits – an overlooked reason for Russia’s occupation of Crimea

Kostiantyn Yanchenko. 2018 10 10. Euro Maidan Press.

Ukraine’s Black Sea gas ambitions seen at risk over Crimea

Henning Gloystein. 2014 3 7. Reuters.

How Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU has helped increase the country’s resilience to Russian pressure

Maryna Rabinovych. 2022 2 13. The London School of Economics and Political Science.


Ion Pohoata et al. CES Working Papers. 2022 6 14.

Ukraine: trade reorientation from Russia to the EU

Marek Dabrowski et al. 2020 7 13. Bruegel.

European Union–Ukraine Association Agreement


A historical timeline of post-independence Ukraine

PBS. 2022 2 22.

The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer

John J. Mearsheimer. 2022 6 16. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Radosław Sikorski: The Munk Debate – The Russia Ukraine War, Toronto, 12.05.2022

Munk Debate. 2022 12 5.

Left Behind? A Critical Study of the Russian-speaking Minority Rights to Citizenship and Language in the Post-Soviet Baltic States. Lessons from Nationalising Language Policies

Lilija Alijeva. 11 2017. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.

A Year After Maidan: Why Did Viktor Yanukovych Flee After Signing the Agreement With the Opposition?

Alexander Baunov and Balazs Jarabik. 2015 2 25. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Ukraine: President Viktor Yanukovych says he was forced to flee due to threats; slams ‘pro-fascist’ forces

2014 2 28. ABC (Australia).

Ukrainian President Voted Out; Opposition Leader Freed

Scott Neuman and L. Carol Ritchie. 2014 2 22. The Two-Way. NPR.

Carnegie Moscow Center


NATO’s membership rules invite conflict — and benefit Putin

Brett V. Benson and Bradley C. Smith. 2022 2 22. The Washington Post.

Why is Ukraine not in NATO and is it too late to join? Here’s what experts, NATO say

Cassandre Coyer. 2022 2 25. Miami Herald.

Ukraine unable to join NATO due to conflict in Donbass — German envoy

TASS. 2021 9 3.

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