How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How U.S. and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe

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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.18 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author
Benjamin Abelow has worked in Washington, DC, writing, lecturing, and lobbying Congress about nuclear arms policy. He holds a B.A. in modern European history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. His other areas of interest include the psychology of trauma, including war trauma. Author website:


"Any thinking reader who would better understand the myriad of influences on the Ukraine situation needs to read this book." -- Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer

"Abelow builds a solid argument that the US, Europe, and NATO are complicit in the current violence affecting Ukraine.... How the West Brought War to Ukraine is a succinct, accessible introduction to an often overlooked aspect of the 2022 war in Ukraine." -- Foreword Clarion Reviews, Eileen Gonzalez

"How the West Brought War to Ukraine will serve as an invaluable primer." -- Acura Viewpoint, David Speedie, former chair of the program on cooperative security, Carnegie Corporation of New York

"[A] learned and concise corrective to the "it wasn't NATO" narrative...comes by way of Benjamin Abelow, whose new book How the West Brought War to Ukraine is admirably clear on the circumstances that brought the war about.

--Asia Times, James W. Carden, former adviser to the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission at the US Department of State

"It would be a serious mistake to discount Abelow as unduly pro-Russian in his sympathies. The efforts he supports to secure a peaceful settlement by making concessions to Russia are in the best interests of the Ukrainians themselves...." -- Mises Wire, David Gordon, Ph.D.


"Very well-done . . . ."

-Noam Chomsky

"A brilliant, remarkably concise explanation of the danger that U.S. and NATO military involvement in Ukraine has created."

-Jack F. Matlock, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987-1991

"This is a splendid little book, taughtly written, logically organized, easy to read and persuasive but appropriately caveated."

-Chas Freeman, previously Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

"For those concerned about U.S. national security and the peace of Europe, this book is essential reading."

-Douglas Macgregor, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, former Director of NATO's Joint Operations Center at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe)

"For anyone interested in understanding the true causes of the disaster in Ukraine, How the West Brought War to Ukraine is required reading."

-John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago

"Benjamin Abelow demonstrates that the crisis in Ukraine was predictable, predicted-and avoidable."

-Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics, University of Kent

"Ben Abelow takes us beyond the false narratives and into the truth of the Ukraine crisis.

-Krishen Mehta, Senior Global Justice Fellow, Yale University, and Director, American Committee for US-Russia Accord