John J. Mearsheimer: Great Power Politics in the 21st Century & The Implications for Hungary

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Századvég Alapítvány

Századvég Alapítvány

6 ай бұрын

A Századvég meghívására Magyarországra látogatott a világhírű nemzetközi kapcsolatok szakértő, John J. Mearsheimer új könyvének bemutatása alkalmából. "A nagy téveszme" most magyar nyelven jelent meg a Századvég Kiadó gondozásában. A könyv bemutatója és az aktuális politikai helyzet kapcsán szervezett előadást a Századvég és a Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem, hallgatók számára 2022. november 8-án.

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Ewan Hobbs
Ewan Hobbs 4 ай бұрын
Great speech! We need more people like Mearsheimer out there in the world talking about the realistic world of big power politics.
Brian Wheeldon
Brian Wheeldon 3 ай бұрын
Jeffrey Sachs looks good to me. In the US, Chris Hedges, in Greece Yanis Varoufakis, in UK Jeremy Corbyn, in a London Jail Julian Assange, in pop music Roger Waters. Just naming a few. There are many others.
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 5 ай бұрын
“When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals.” - Edward Snowden
Bruce Elniski
Bruce Elniski 5 ай бұрын
Love to Edward Snowden from lethbridge alberta canada!! What a great thought!!
Han Vroman
Han Vroman 4 ай бұрын
Politici looking more like criminals these days...
Kgaphola Segadimane Bethuel
Kgaphola Segadimane Bethuel 4 ай бұрын
How I wish Jullaian Assange ran to Russia, he would be a free man even today
Mich Stockholm
Mich Stockholm 6 ай бұрын
Great speech. Great reasoning. Thank you Hungary 🇭🇺. Thank you professor Mearsheimer.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
Mearsheimer doesn't live in real world but in ivory tower of academia. Ukrainians live in real world.
Mich Stockholm
Mich Stockholm 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN :D :D And you are who exactly?
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
Dan Todosijevic
Dan Todosijevic 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec ukrainiens chose this armagedon they shoud blame themselfs
Ursula Staempfli
Ursula Staempfli 6 ай бұрын
Prof. Mearsheimer has an audience of millions of people for his lectures here on yt. I hope that more Hungarians watch this lecture. He should also be invited to speak in more East Europian countries , especially the Polish need to listen to his political analysis. Thank you for inviting Prof. Mearsheimer to Hungary and for uploading his lecture here on yt. Köszönöm szépen!
MANX MAN 6 ай бұрын
Is a transcript of the presentation available anywhere?
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
Mearsheimer doesn't live in real world but in ivory tower of academia. Ukrainians live in real world.
Joe j
Joe j 6 ай бұрын
Pity the western elites don't listen to him, a great speaker and honest lecturer on geo politics.
Calvyn Craven
Calvyn Craven 6 ай бұрын
They do listen, but they just doesn't want to give up their hegemony
H Hamid
H Hamid 6 ай бұрын
The Americans do listen, but not the Europeans.
Joe j
Joe j 6 ай бұрын
@H Hamid If they do listen why do we have a proxy war in Ukraine?
Oleg 5 ай бұрын
Always great to listen to prof Mearsheimer. This as well as other lectures just feel like an excellent and baseline knowledge that is also proven by today’s reality even though he has been saying it for well over a decade. Recommended for everyone and anyone who is confused about what and why is happening today in our world.
Miroslav Dusin
Miroslav Dusin 5 ай бұрын
He presents some unproven theories which usually crash when confronted with reality.
hawkbartril 5 ай бұрын
How he doesnt take into account the proximity of Ukraine to populated Russia, and to be dropping nukes here and there would be a crazy
Gideon Regalado
Gideon Regalado 5 ай бұрын
He contradicts himself a big deal. He states nobody can know the intentions of a state. Yet, he argues passionately that Putin is not interested in hegemony. We in Europe however, let alone Finland see the realities in a different way. Putin says one thing but does another thing. For sure Hungarians love to listen to him, which to me is understandable.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@Gideon Regalado Mearsheimer has his theory of international relations. If facts contradict his theory, too bad for the facts. I'll never tire of saying that Mearsheimer is "moral idiot" and Putin's "useful idiot". Unfortunately there are many like him. Moral idiocy is an inability to distinguish between right and wrong, or to understand how moral values apply to ones own life and the lives of others. It is sometime used to describe amoral institutional behavior, with the suggestion that moral idiocy may be an engrained feature of some social, commercial, or political constructs. Useful idiot - In political jargon, a useful idiot is a term currently used to reference a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause-particularly a bad cause originating from a devious, ruthless source-without fully comprehending the cause's goals, and who is cynically being used by the cause's leaders. The term was often used during the Cold War to describe non-communists regarded as susceptible to communist propaganda and manipulation.
chessketeer 5 ай бұрын
I've heard Prof. Mearsheimer's talk on the subject a few times now (on KZbin). But this was the first time I heard a really good Q&A session. My gratitude and congratulations go to the organisers.
john doe
john doe 5 ай бұрын
Excellent Q&A 👍
Jason 5 ай бұрын
John is the best of the political scholars, not just one of them. John's 75th birthday (Dec 14) is coming, I have just ordered a cake and a bunch of flower for him.
Joshua 5 ай бұрын
A birthday worth celebrating for sure.
rose fiend
rose fiend 5 ай бұрын
ill drink to it right now, though a little late 🥂
Han Vroman
Han Vroman 5 ай бұрын
👍💐🌸🌺🌻🌄 hope peace and love prevail....
Bella Krinkle
Bella Krinkle 4 ай бұрын
How thoughtful! Yes, I am in Mearsheimer's Fan Club, too. In a way Dr. Mearsheimer is one of the most important man in the world. He is taking on MSM, in a quiet, classy manner!
rose fiend
rose fiend 4 ай бұрын
@Bella Krinkle a classy man and scholar for sure. has been my hero since harvard refused to publish the essay he penned with walt. (sadly walt retreated, back into his safe liberal cocoon. )
Zoltan Rudolf
Zoltan Rudolf 4 ай бұрын
As an Australian Hungarian and an ardent admirer of Professor Mearsheimer this video is such a treat.
karl5056 6 ай бұрын
Dr J Mearsheimer is an American national treasure.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
Mearsheimer doesn't live in real world but in ivory tower of academia. Ukrainians live in real world.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@Dragan I hear only big power politics in his theories, no place for humans. More people should listen to Timothy Snyder, Stephen Kotkin, Anne Applebaum and Fiona Hill.
Andrew Baldwin
Andrew Baldwin 5 ай бұрын
Great lecture and great questions from the Hungarian audience. Regarding Visegrád, Mearsheimer sees it as an alliance of nation states that could never assume the powers of a nation state, being a competitor with Germany or France. This made me wonder just how Mearsheimer views existing nation states, like Canada (I am Canadian), Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg or Switzerland, that are bilingual or multilingual. If he sees the nation state as growing, not shrinking in importance in the future, does he see such states as flourishing or being remapped, in some cases disappearing? It is easy to imagine a future where Belgium, for example, is partitioned between The Netherlands, France and Germany, which would seem a more logical future in a world of nation states. This is not something I am recommending. I am just asking the question.
Blockchain in Mining
Blockchain in Mining 4 ай бұрын
He lives in the 19-th century (by his own admission). He is a horrible old man. He and the likes of him play power politics and pitch one nation against the other. European union is very important, and it is a great shame that UK left EU and we (I live in the UK) are hoping to bring the UK back to the European union. Nationalism is outdated, we live in the global world, highly connected world. I am so looking forward to him proving absolutely wrong. He should stop talking and retire and go fishing.
Jagadananda Das
Jagadananda Das 2 ай бұрын
​@Blockchain in Mining He is a realist. That is all. Better to talk realistically rather than pretend to be peacemakers. He is quite right, US actions in the Middle East were disastrous because they were based on a fairy tale. Pushing NATO was also a fairy tale that did not make sense. China policy was also based on a fairy tale. As to his retiring, did you see the reaction of the Hungarian audience? I doubt that these were insignificant individuals on the Hungarian scene.
Jagadananda Das
Jagadananda Das 2 ай бұрын
Canada's situation (I am also Canadian) is very tenuous. Zeihan says Canada is not a country, just like Lucien Bouchard did back whenever, but ten countries, all closer economically to the neighboring states to the south. Canada never even had a free trade agreement between provinces!! There is some sort of national consciousness, but it is flimsy, only based on a few idiosyncratic features like a health care system that barely works. Canada lives only at the mercy of the USA. The current policy is to open Canada to as much immigration as possible. I suppose that this might result in some kind of temporary nationalism, but Arabs in Quebec, Indians in Ontario and Chinese in BC are becoming more and more dominant in their respective regions, diluting local populations. Where do you think that would lead?
Andrew Baldwin
Andrew Baldwin 2 ай бұрын
@Jagadananda Das Thank you for your reply, Jagadananda. Sorry, I am not at all familiar with Zeihan's work and had to look him up to see that he is a geopolitical analyst. I am probably more comfortable with a very decentralized federation than you are. The Belgians were unhappy with their unitary state and looked around for a federal model, and decided that they liked ours. Now they have one of the most decentralized federations in Europe as we have one of the most decentralized federations in the Western Hemisphere. Canadians used to have more of a sense of nationhood than they do now. Justin Trudeau began a Stalinist campaign of defaming Canadian leaders like John A. Macdonald, Egerton Ryerson and Hector Langevin, and destroying their monuments, renaming schools named after them and so forth. The next step may be to abolish the RCMP since it was created by that vicious racist hatemonger Macdonald. Eventually, Trudeau will be gone from office, and he will get his own monument, a big statue in Houston outside the Kinder-Morgan headquarters. Then, if we are lucky, things will follow a better track. We are never going to have the kind of influence on world affairs again that we had during the Second World War, when we were so important in defeating Nazism, but if we stay together we may still have great achievements ahead of us.
U A 5 ай бұрын
John Mearsheimer is so right as he had been in the past. His views is being written on stone as time passes.
Jon S
Jon S 4 ай бұрын
Shatter the stone.
bsdpowa 2 ай бұрын
Excellent summary of how the international order works including the recent events in Ukraine and now China. This should be translated to every language. I’ve listened to him before but this talk manages to summarise pretty much everything in a coherent manner that’s very easy to digest.
john lee
john lee 6 ай бұрын
A HUGE fan of Professor Mearsheimer because unlike other "experts", he is honest.
duinay3 6 ай бұрын
Yes, he tells it like he sees it
Zhou Bai Dinh
Zhou Bai Dinh 6 ай бұрын
I can never really trust what the other experts' intentions really are....
Igor Insanic
Igor Insanic 6 ай бұрын
@Zhou Bai Dinh if an american patriotic expert says that america wants to bring you to your knees, you better trust him. nobody tells you that they will do that. he is old school so he is not used to being politically correct concerning the power issues.
john lee
john lee 6 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec For the simpleminded.
RunsWithBears 5 ай бұрын
What an absolute pleasure to listen to. Finally someone who speaks sense, eh?
Miroslav Dusin
Miroslav Dusin 5 ай бұрын
Sense? Maybe check Murphy: Complex problems have simple, easy-to-understand wrong answers.
Convergence 5 ай бұрын
He is right about the velvet glove. Coupled with internet, it helps attack its "weak" opponents, and influence neutral states psychology more effectively. It makes people from other sides connect more towards American identity.
Yvonne York
Yvonne York 6 ай бұрын
More people need to listen to Prof.Mearsheimer. There might be less violence, bloodshed and irrational hatred of other nations and peoples if individuals could think analytically and objectively as he does.
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
Oron Zachar
Oron Zachar 5 ай бұрын
One of the best of all Mearsheimer presentations
Hlompho Mano
Hlompho Mano 5 ай бұрын
A voice of reason. Politicians better listen and safe the world from apocalypse
mdavidkj 4 ай бұрын
Óriási nagy a fazon! Ismertem már a háború előtt is az előadásait és hát azt hiszem kijelenthetjük, hogy szépen öregedett az akkor elhangzottak, jól áll neki az idő!
Glen Durrant
Glen Durrant 5 ай бұрын
Great man with even better insight and predictions 👍🏽 🇦🇺
Kathleen Wade
Kathleen Wade 5 ай бұрын
I thank whoever posted this. I've been hoping to find another JM lecture, and here it is.
Henrik Nordlund
Henrik Nordlund Ай бұрын
I have always said about the school of realism that it is a GREAT place to start, if you want to understand the world. But ONLY if you do not want to understand very much, and therefore a terrible place to hover around ad infinitum like Mearsheimer does. As always, Mearsheimer is a good presenter and has a charismatic appearance that goes down well in front of audiences, even online.
The1Ghost 5 ай бұрын
I enjoy listening to this man. He makes a lot of sense.
Joshua 5 ай бұрын
Mearsheimer, the voice of reason amid utter insanity!
oleeb 5 ай бұрын
I wish the information for this video was also in English. Thanks for putting this lecture on KZbin!
Daniel Dann
Daniel Dann 5 ай бұрын
What an Amazing lecture. Thank you Sir .
heinz braunschweig
heinz braunschweig 3 ай бұрын
Thank you Dr.Mearsheimer, I Wish very much that more people hear and listen to you. Even more I wished in my heart that the US would some day Turn Info a democracy
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 5 ай бұрын
“When I was a cadet, what’s the cadet motto at West Point? ‘You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.’ I was the CIA director, we lied, we cheated, we stole, we killed, and we assassinated. That’s, it was like, we had entire training courses.” - Mike Pompeo
Kgaphola Segadimane Bethuel
Kgaphola Segadimane Bethuel 4 ай бұрын
He once said I quote "this little thing called the Internet makes it hard for us to govern", he actually meant in my opinion, hard for us to spread lies, stealing and cheating
Jon S
Jon S 4 ай бұрын
They may have had a code when Mike Pompeo was at West Point, but he certainly didn’t follow it
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 4 ай бұрын
@Jon S “We will know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” - William Casey, the former director of the CIA.
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 4 ай бұрын
@poon4473 “God Sees the Truth, but Waits.” - by Leo Tolstoy
mogurumoguru 6 ай бұрын
Thanks to our northern neighbors for the possibility of listening to Mr. Mearsheimer. Unfortunately, Serbia seems to be so beaten down that our elites would be worried to even invite him. All the best and take care of yourselves in these insane times
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
mogurumoguru 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN The more I know, less I want to....
Valerian Let
Valerian Let 5 ай бұрын
Great Lessons, Professor!
Wonderful World
Wonderful World 6 ай бұрын
Great speech and history lesson.
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
France Clémence Fradet
France Clémence Fradet 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN Why exactly are you here then? Bored in your bunker?
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
mrcdplay 5 ай бұрын
I could listen to this guy all day.
Sl Ly
Sl Ly 6 ай бұрын
Prof Mearsheimer is amazingly honest but somehow I feel he is also so misinformed about China. Reason why China was so poor after the Communist took over was that US with its allies put sanctions on her just like they do the the Cubans. US was on the downwards trajectory in the 1970’s with all its wars expenses in Vietnam, coups around the world and they saw opportunities in China with its huge potential market and cheap Human Resources for the big multinationals who were happy to uproot their companies in their own soils at the expanse of their own population. Little did they realise that the Chinese are fast learners to be able to pull themselves out of poverty. The Chinese may forgive the west and Japan for what they did but not forget their century of humiliation. Before colonialism, China was able to live peacefully with other nations. Trades among South East Asian Countries were flourishing without even taken lands from smaller countries. China is more interested in trades and ensures its population is taken care of without seizing areas or resources from other countries. Affairs were conducted through diplomatic negotiations. China knows that to survive , she needs to be prepare for offensive measures by big power like the US. SCS is important to them as 80 % of their trades passes through there and a blockage on the strait of Malacca would strangle their economy, hence the alternative routes through the belt and road initiatives.
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
Cr Hu
Cr Hu 5 ай бұрын
Also north of Russia is now an Arctic route. Though it is expensive and inconvenient.
happyhappynuts 5 ай бұрын
China was poor for it's own decisions in 1950s and 1960s, mainly due to restricting private enterprise and little bit for Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward - and not because of sanctions specifically on China. Obviously the wider West wasn't going to trade actively with the Soviet Bloc after the Korean War (Soviet side attacked first) and the Russian tanks rolling through Hungary in the 1950s. It's absolutely amazing to me that the poor performance of China in 1950s and 1960s can be blamed on the Americans, who assisted China to fight off Imperial Japan.
Meng Siong Kheng
Meng Siong Kheng 5 ай бұрын
My view is that Prof is misreading China somewhat from a western mindset. China culturally, ideologically, and values are so different and incomprehensible to almost the entire west unless you are embedded within the Chinese society, exception will be Martin Jacques. That is why Prof has misread China.
Roubik A
Roubik A 5 ай бұрын
Another great lecture as usual
Hilasterion 5 ай бұрын
A youtube-on hallgattam Mearscheimer professzor urat. Nagyon örütem, hogy eljött hozzánk.Ezt még nem.hallittam amit Kináról mondorr. Az én népem -mondta a racionális gondolkidásuk miatt. Tahala! Nem.tudok én sem kinaiul, de azt jelenti csodálatos , klassz etc. Szeretettel üdvözlöm! Minden szepet es jót kivanok a Professzor úrnak!
Mahmood Mirhashemi
Mahmood Mirhashemi 6 ай бұрын
Great session, thank you Hungary Cheers from Iran
A B Ай бұрын
Take down Iranian imperialism 😂
Nikola Petrovic
Nikola Petrovic 5 ай бұрын
Brillant and honest teacher! Hope that nobody is going to threat Him or even worse
Nikola Petrovic
Nikola Petrovic 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec its not nice being attacked. Hope that peace will come soon. Unfortunately this war has a history, a chronology, and people have to understand that. Therefore mearsheimer is even more important then black and white thinking people. Unfortunately, when we my country was bombed, attacked nobody stood up! When iraq was attacked nobody stood up. However, the war will escalate as long as somebody will not make the fist step.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@Nikola Petrovic I agree with you to some extent, but those issues are of secondary importance right now. We should concentrate on GENOCIDE in Ukraine. If we have any humanity left in us. I am talking about human suffering on enormous scale. Mearsheimer has no empathy and I hope you do. Putin's invasion of Ukraine will have disastrous consequences for the whole world for many years to come.
Nikola Petrovic
Nikola Petrovic 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec thank the ukraine should stop listening to others and do what is best for your people, and the best in my opinion is to stop bringing more military and arms and spreading the belief that they will stop! The russians will not stop it. Without that we will face desastrous future in europe.
john doe
john doe 5 ай бұрын
Was waiting for this. Thanks for posting it. This man makes understanding much easier
Kamila Valieva fan
Kamila Valieva fan 6 ай бұрын
China developed not because of USA’s help, but because Chinese are hardworking. USA has to accept the fact there will be nations stronger than USA, just like UK did after WW2.
Igor Insanic
Igor Insanic 6 ай бұрын
true, china has developed more rapidly than mexico and eastern europe. all three parts of the world have been westernised but nobody is like china.
Jay Yosi
Jay Yosi 5 ай бұрын
Yes, they are hard working people , but Had they not joined into WTO or IMF, Chinese progress might get slowed down though.
Kamila Valieva fan
Kamila Valieva fan 5 ай бұрын
@Jay Yosi India joined WTO and IMF earlier than China, had they developed better than China?
Igor Insanic
Igor Insanic 5 ай бұрын
@Jay Yosi if indians would have had more advanced weapons and more people, the us would have never been established and there wouldn't be any imf or wto. i don't get the logic about imf and wto. where did some of money come into imf, cheap slave labour in the us?
ST 5 ай бұрын
Mearsheimer, pleasurable and educational to listen to at the same time, an absolute GOAT.
Robert Matusewicz
Robert Matusewicz 4 ай бұрын
A great summary and analysis as always. Thank you. One thing to add here though, with at most respect, is the relationship of EU and the US. EU is also being suppressed from becoming a regional hegemon. The natural gas issue is a prime e ample of this.
Champ Tech
Champ Tech 5 ай бұрын
Agree with everything Mearsheimer is saying except that Russia is more than capable of wiping Ukraine out from the map, BUT it’s not Putins goal.
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard 4 ай бұрын
Keeping Germany as "down" as possible, and keeping Russia as "out" of any comprehensive European solution as possible, for mutually agreed upon comprehensive security agreements is a recurring issue in European systems interacting. It mainly turned out as very beneficial for outside powers, especially the USA. Not only logically, but also statistically, should Western continental Europe and Eastern continental Europe ever unite, with shared good relations to China, it would overpower the USA as world hegemon. Basically, keeping Central European "brains" (innovation and technology) and Russian "muscle" (manpower, strategic location, plus raw materials) apart, has a long history which spanned two empires. The British Empire before World War 2, as stated in Mackinder's Pivot of History (1904) and the new American Century after 1945. It started a long time ago, with the British Empire setting out to avoid more unity, and breaking up the Three Kaiser League as a stated goal. "Disraeli also achieved a hidden objective. Beaconsfield revealed to Henry Drummond Wolff that the British mission to the Congress of Berlin had two major objectives. Next to making a tolerable settlement for the Porte, *our great object was to break up, and permanently prevent, the alliance of the three Empires,* and I maintain there never was a general diplomatic result more completely effected. Of course, it does not appear on the protocols; it was realised by personal influence alone, both on Andrassy [the Austrian representative] and Bismarck. The members of the Three Emperors' League were Austria, Germany, and Russia. The Congress of Berlin drove a wedge between Russia and the other two members. Germany formed the Dual Alliance with Austria in 1879 to protect one another from possible Russian aggression. The treaty remained in effect even after Russia requested a renewal of the Three Emperors' League in 1881. The Dreikaiserbund [Three Emperors' League] never did recover from the Eastern crisis while Disraeli was in office, and its later revival after Gladstone put 'Beaconsfieldism' into reverse took a different and less stable form." from THE FOURTH PARTY AND CONSERVATIVE EVOLUTION, 1880-1885 by KEITH RICHMON OWEN, B.A., M.A. A DISSERTATION IN HISTORY Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Texas Tech University in August, 2000 (p.25) Therefore, speaking about the post-2000 attempt of keeping Russia "out" of Europe, by encroaching on it with NATO expansion might well not be a "mistake" as stated by David T. Pyne (historian), but a geopolitical strategy, and it has a long history. If it were a mere "mistake", it would be amazingly recurring: - attempts to break up the Three Kaiser League (by London) - attempts to break up Treaty of Bjorko (by London) - Versailles (Limitrophe States as a barrier in Eurasia, by London in conjunction with Washington DC) - The quasi "declaration" of the Cold War (Churchill/"Iron Curtain" speech) - Truman Doctrine (by Washington DC) From wiki, and regarding the theory: *"Divide and rule policy (Latin: divide et impera), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy."* Elements of this technique involve: - creating or encouraging divisions ... - to prevent alliances that could challenge ... - distributing forces that they overpower the other - aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate - fostering distrust and enmity Historically, this strategy was used in many different ways by empires seeking to expand their territories." [editted for clarity re. the states/empires level of things] From wiki: "By mid-1992, a consensus emerged within the (Washington DC) administration that NATO enlargement was a wise realpolitik measure to strengthen American hegemony.[20][21] In the absence of NATO enlargement, Bush administration officials worried that the European Union might fill the security vacuum in Central Europe, and thus challenge American post-Cold War influence.[20]" Or as the old insider joke went: NATO's function was "to keep the USA in, Germany down, and Russia out." (Lord Ismay) Whether these are real "mistakes" (sic.) or a concerted strategy lurks behind as ulterior motive, remains hidden.
Billy Cooper
Billy Cooper 5 ай бұрын
Great lecture as always
Isabella Jane Lee
Isabella Jane Lee 2 ай бұрын
Keep safe John , ukraine is putting people that tell the truth on their hit list. Thank you so much for telling the truth that people should and have a right to know. 🙏
Jacob Aluong
Jacob Aluong 3 ай бұрын
Thanks for this great piece of information on geopolitics.
MANX MAN 6 ай бұрын
This is a great presentation. Is a transcript available anywhere please?
Sowmya Jess
Sowmya Jess 5 ай бұрын
If you tap on “ more” , you will see a description and at the bottom you will see “ show transcript “. Click that. The initial transcript will show time stamps. In order to toggle off the time stamps, click the three dots at top right. Some of his other lectures are even more brilliant.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@Sowmya Jess Something infinitely more important happened today. Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo to human rights groups from Russia and Ukraine - Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties - and jailed Belarusian advocate Ales Bialiatski. Please read what they said. Compared to that what we talk here is just blah blah.
Allan Kirk
Allan Kirk 5 ай бұрын
Just what I have said about what we should have done: ally with Russia to balance China and pull out of Europe militarily. Instead we are smothering Europe, forcing them to side with the USA and forcing Russia into the arms of China
Bruce Elniski
Bruce Elniski 5 ай бұрын
Yes!! Side with Russia not with nato vassals or the usa master.
Pablo Popova
Pablo Popova 4 ай бұрын
Greetings from Poland to my Hungarian friends! Very good lecture, however I don't see any significant difference between liberal democracy and fascism nowadays
Bella Krinkle
Bella Krinkle 4 ай бұрын
I try to introduce Dr Mearsheimer to everyone possible; he tells the other side of the ONLY STORY that Corporate Media allows people to know/hear.
Collin Pippi
Collin Pippi 5 ай бұрын
greetings from Slovakia from secret underground fan club of prof. John Mearschmeier.
Tom Tom
Tom Tom 5 ай бұрын
I was in West Germany’s in 1985 in a place called “Fulda” unknown to most of us at the time. NATO had special nuclear munitions along all avenues of approach . This wasn’t declassified till a few years ago. We personally knew we wouldn’t survive, but hold out for 72 hours till help would arrive. I’m happy I’m in my 60’s.
Antonie Scargo
Antonie Scargo 5 ай бұрын
These N-weapons are also in Belgium and Netherlands. Most people are not aware of this.
therover65 5 ай бұрын
When you start saying “so forth and so on”, instead of “so on and so forth”… you know you’re listening to Prof Mearsheimer too often 😂
France Clémence Fradet
France Clémence Fradet 5 ай бұрын
That's called "colocation", like "fish and chips" or "sweet and sour". When English learners get it back-to-front it is charming and I personally think it shouldn't be corrected. It's utterly charming. "Chips and fish please", "I watched Out and Down in Beverly Hills".
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 5 ай бұрын
“Whoever has Truth on their side, God is with them.” - Alexander Nevsky
oscar sarmiento
oscar sarmiento 2 ай бұрын
An extraordinary theory that is validated by the current events that are taking place. Regarding intentions, it is interesting to complement it with the observations made by Mr. Gordon Chang of the Institute of World Politics
YewHock TAN
YewHock TAN 2 ай бұрын
Organiser, please give Prof John a seat. Standing so long for an old man isn't hospitable. Thank you for such a great session. My hope is that with such understanding from the speech, all can work together to work out a peaceful world for our children.
Lars Bjerregaard
Lars Bjerregaard 5 ай бұрын
This was remarkably good
De-Fluoridation Technology Project
De-Fluoridation Technology Project 6 ай бұрын
A charming old fox and a fantastic lecturer, this Mearsheimer.
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
rose fiend
rose fiend 5 ай бұрын
the only one not in my family yet feels like one
john doe
john doe 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN he can't compete with the grift in the msm. In fact he's the antidote
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
john doe
john doe 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN you started it now deal with it
Peter Tóth
Peter Tóth 5 ай бұрын
Long Live John Mearsheimer!
Jon S
Jon S 4 ай бұрын
Just make sure his theories die.
yexela 4 ай бұрын
Great lecture!
Alan christon
Alan christon 2 ай бұрын
Fabulous analysis once again from JM. 😊🏴‍☠️
Nietzscheable 3 ай бұрын
Another great Lecture by Prof Mearsheimer. Also, glad to see all the International posts here from those who have listened, now if only the Paid For Media in the USA would Listen and allow the American People to hear? Oh, no we can't have that! Oh look there goes another Balloon!!
LNGND 6 ай бұрын
"You're Godzilla, nobody's gonna attack Godzilla." King Kong : "Here, hold my Ape-ricot!"
Zoltan Rudolf
Zoltan Rudolf 4 ай бұрын
Funny you should say that because apricot brandy is the national spirit of Hungary. It’s called pálinka.
U A 5 ай бұрын
Would like to hear his opinion on Turkish - US relations which may be very enlightening.
Tom Dominy
Tom Dominy 5 ай бұрын
Dr Mersheimer is the greatest thinker on foreign policy today. He should be the first that the state department turned to for advice.
laszloilles52 5 ай бұрын
A mesmerising presentation with a very realistic content.
radu cp66
radu cp66 4 ай бұрын
Huge repect also for intellectuals in Hungary who organized the event and also asked brilliant questions!
Kat M
Kat M 5 ай бұрын
Such a wonderful talk 👏👏👏
Fikri Yazıcı
Fikri Yazıcı 2 ай бұрын
Buyuk güçlerin gerçek ve acımasız yüzünü kesin bir yalınlık ve dürüstlükle anlatıyor. Tüm analizleri akla yatkın. Öyle gözüküyor ki son kararı Bati güçleri verecek. Umarım Ukrayna'daki lokal savaş, 3. Dünya Savaşı nin bir epilogu olmasın. Sadece Batı için kullandigi liberal demokrasi nitelemesine katılamadım. Teşekkürler profesör.
Rado 5 ай бұрын
I like how one of the questions is treating realism like its an obscure theory not like the first thing you learn in IR. The smart thing is to use the theory as analytical lens and compare with other competing theories, but sadly you don't see that in these lectures.
David Ream
David Ream 6 ай бұрын
"Blessed are the peacemakers."
Ron Wagenaar
Ron Wagenaar 5 ай бұрын
i am still applauding my hands off ----> Such an excellent and iconic vid!
pete adam
pete adam 6 ай бұрын
Maintaining the American hegemony costs a trillion dollars of new debt every year. At this rate the US can't afford to counter China much longer. I also don't see how the US will keep China from surpassing it in the fields of science and technology. It would be better to accept the inevitable rise of Eurasia and build mutually beneficial trade relations.
Joya Roy
Joya Roy 5 ай бұрын
We should remind.Vladimir Putin that his name means world leader but also 'peacekeeper', so its possible to lead the world through peaceful means.
Andrew Areva
Andrew Areva 6 ай бұрын
Critics of Mearsheimer don't understand that he isn't trying to justify the actions of political actors, but as a political scientist trying to best make a model of how nation states behave. So far, his model has been correct about Ukraine being invaded as he predicted in 2015 and now Ukraine being wrecked. Any model that is predictive aka can predict future events shows itself to be accurate. We've seen the whole Fukuyama theory that every country should be a liberal democracy and that would make the world safer and which all our current politicians apparently follow be demonstrated as false. Fukuyama almost reminds me of Marxist communism that initially sounds great living in a utopia where there is no inequality, but turns out to never, ever work in reality.
Halvard Widerøe
Halvard Widerøe 5 ай бұрын
Wrong. He debated Carl Bildt and lost completely to him. It’s easy to see how the “contrarianness” of Mearsheimer’s analysis. There never was an initiative to bring either Georgia or Ukraine into NATO. Russia invaded due discourse failure and the fact that Russian intelligence simply told their leaders what they wanted to hear. Discourse failure at its highest. Mearsheimer is entirely wrong about Ukraine. But his theory just might be right. It stipulates that major powers want to gain regional hegemony - exactly what Russia is doing. He’s wrong, but his theory is right.
Brendan 5 ай бұрын
@Halvard Widerøe This is from the Bucharest Summit Declaration of April 3, 2008: "NATO welcomes Ukraine’s and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that these countries will become members of NATO."
Chuenwei Hsu
Chuenwei Hsu 5 ай бұрын
When you make assumptions based on Western civilization and history you already navigated toward the wrong direction and missed the destiny because the world is a diversified place. You are right about how America politicians think, but don’t extrapolate it on the rest of the world because colonial era is no more. That is why theory remains theory and reality may not turn out the way you predicted.
Sophiemarie Kung
Sophiemarie Kung Ай бұрын
With Germany (NATO) + Japan (Quad) WWIII objectives to expand territories altering world map, the current NATO setting is identical to Barbarossa Operation: North (Finland, Sweden, Norway), Central (Baltic States, Denmark, Germany), South (Ukraine, Poland, Romania), with the US as the Central Command. In normal situation country avoids war, in this context the Axis Forces' aim is a 'wanted war'.
mensrea 5 ай бұрын
1:02:57 that applause was so enthusiastic and genuine.
Manuel Jesus Paucar
Manuel Jesus Paucar 3 ай бұрын
Unbelievable, how mr. Mearsheimer explained the real topic, anyone can understand
J-Busy 3 ай бұрын
The realest prof out here.
VSP 6 ай бұрын
Excelent conference. John is so bright!!
VSP 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec Yes, what is going on in Ukraine is really bad but to know the cause of this is important as well. We should keep in mind the weapon of mass destruction that were never found in Iraq. In that country died more than 1 million death not to mention wounded. Population-based studies produce estimates of the number of Iraq War casualties ranging from 151,000 violent deaths as of June 2006 (per the Iraq Family Health Survey) to 1,033,000 excess deaths (per the 2007 Opinion Research Business (ORB) survey). Other survey-based studies covering different time-spans find 461,000 total deaths as of June 2011 (per PLOS Medicine 2013), and 655,000 total deaths (over 90% of them violent) as of June 2006 (per the 2006 Lancet study). Body counts counted at least 110,600 violent deaths as of April 2009 (Associated Press). In another case of invading a country having precarious reasons is Afganistan war where NATO was involved heavily. Body count is larger than in Iraq due to the fact that the intervention lasted 20 years. I do hope from whole of my soul that a peace solution is going to be found soon. I hope this peace solution will not last longer than Iraq or Afganistan.
VSP 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec I already said that I agree with you and is no justification for ANY sort of genocide. All Genocides are evil as for instance that of the Jews. What I said it is important to have an ideea of the causes of this war. As we may see from other example that was a big power behind wars that lasted decades. I hope not to be the case now.
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@VSP Cause of war is Putin's decision to go to war, or rather "special military operation". This is Russian imperial war against its former colony. Putin specifically said that he wants to re-create Russian Empire. Major influence on Putin is Ivan Ilyin, founder and ideologue of Russian fascism. Yet nobody talks about denazification of Kremlin.
Abdifatah Ali Sheekhaawi
Abdifatah Ali Sheekhaawi 5 ай бұрын
As a Somalian I admire Professor John Mearsheimer for his knowledge and honesty, I wish those warmongers should listen to him.
anima capalneanu
anima capalneanu 2 ай бұрын
So, in other words, the strong do what they can/want and the weak do what they must/are told… 😢
Karen Gray
Karen Gray 2 ай бұрын
Yup. That is what he thinks. Might makes right. A corrupt view. He is morally and ethically bankrupt.
Larkinchance 5 ай бұрын
I agree with Prof Mearsheimer in many areas especially the run-up to the war in Ukraine. This conflict has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the "Unipolar moment" The US was regarding Russia as a prize of resources to be exploited. One of the characteristics of war are unintended consequences... A war in Russia will not end well.
JJ BIGGMANN 5 ай бұрын
Larkinchance 5 ай бұрын
@JJ BIGGMANN no comment
Larkinchance 5 ай бұрын
@Vladimir Medjimorec Vladimir, I agreed with Mearsheimer's original assessment of world powers but not to his conclusions to this terrible situation... Putin is right to stop NATO
Vladimir Medjimorec
Vladimir Medjimorec 5 ай бұрын
@Larkinchance I'll only say this: if you really want to know what is going on in Ukraine (and not only Ukraine) read and/or listen to these people: Timothy Snyder, Stephen Kotkin, Anne Applebaum, Fiona Hill. Mearsheimer is irrelevant.
Suod Barodi
Suod Barodi 3 ай бұрын
The Professor talked on the basis of real facts . I collaborate with his exposition and great power politics theory
From The Heart 2
From The Heart 2 5 ай бұрын
His thinking just keeps glowing!!! Not that it is not challenging or without constructive criticism to be made but remarkable nonetheless !!! A pleasure to listent to what he has to say!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!!!
Columbia 4 ай бұрын
Many people would benefit from listening to Mearsheimer's analysis. His emphasis on the state being the primary actor in international relations is something that central Europeans, including Hungarians, need to take to heart. Hungary's interests won't be the same as Czechia or Slovakia or Poland's. The Visegrad Group, for example, is not a coherent axis to focus Hungarian foreign policy.
Erwin Günther
Erwin Günther Ай бұрын
Someone speaking the truth for once.
master planner
master planner 15 сағат бұрын
excellent !! and highly informative. better than the nonsense that comes from Oxford University.
zakariye yahye
zakariye yahye 5 ай бұрын
“God Sees the Truth, but Waits.” - by Leo Tolstoy
Marcus Linkerhand
Marcus Linkerhand 5 ай бұрын
"The Story of Ivan the fool" - Tolstoy
Christian Hegemann
Christian Hegemann 5 ай бұрын
Prof Mearsheimer you are a honest and great man I think......
Sowmya Jess
Sowmya Jess 6 ай бұрын
Love Professor Maershiemer!
Jeremy OCassan
Jeremy OCassan 5 ай бұрын
Prof. Mearsheimer's answer to the first audience question: It would have been a tremendous boon to America's geopolitical supremacy to have worked respectfully with Russia and Iran to develop economic and military alliances with them and thus have China surrounded. But that would mean accepting Russia as a great land run by Slavs in their own interest, and accepting Iran as a great country in the Middle East also run by Persians in the interest of Persians. This is unacceptable to certain powers within America. Who are they? The best gol-durn policy sabotagers Xi Jing Ping could ever have hoped to emplace in the enemy's establishment.
Casian D'souza
Casian D'souza 5 ай бұрын
Building China could be looked as developing a ward. There comes a time when the reins have to be handed over without bad blood.
Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh 4 ай бұрын
❤ a huge fan of professor honesty
Edwin Joy
Edwin Joy 5 ай бұрын
I'm sure with this single video, this channel is going to get a ton of subscribers...
Marica Zizak
Marica Zizak 2 ай бұрын
Maybe not.
Doc Tanie Ramos MD
Doc Tanie Ramos MD 3 ай бұрын
Ron Hamilton
Ron Hamilton 5 ай бұрын
Greetings mister MEARSHEIMER, what the apostle Paul is in the New Testament is what you are in the geopolitical lectures and analysis. No doubt you're the best and the most pragmatic in this field as long as the now is concerned.
Ajith Thomas
Ajith Thomas 5 ай бұрын
If people don't have basic commonsense to know what is good for them and behave like amateurs On the behest of other powers What can we say of such a nation and their leaders It is a pity And the human suffering it causes
Victoria Nilsen
Victoria Nilsen 5 ай бұрын
I really appreciate everything he says the way he state to consider. And he mentions at several times fear. Is fear is a state of mind..
Marcus Linkerhand
Marcus Linkerhand 5 ай бұрын
German theologist and peace activist Eugen Drewerman says EXACTLY the same thing about the destructiveness of fear as a mindset.
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