Alexander J. Motyl (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984) is professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark. He served as associate director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in 1992-1998. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, he is the author of six academic books and the editor or co-editor of over fifteen volumes, including The Encyclopedia of Nationalism and The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine. Motyl’s weekly blog on “Ukraine’s Orange Blues” appears on www.worldaffairsjournal.org.
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Dr Alexander Motyl challenges John Mearsheimer’s assertion that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is purely the fault of the West, arguing that Russia’s actions have gone beyond the rational Realism that Mearshimer has posited.