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Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion, SUNY 2003Frank Visser, graduated as a psychologist of culture and religion, founded IntegralWorld in 1997. He worked as production manager for various publishing houses and as service manager for various internet companies and lives in Amsterdam. Books: Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion (SUNY, 2003), and The Corona Conspiracy: Combatting Disinformation about the Coronavirus (Kindle, 2020).

Thoughts About
the Ukraine Crisis

An Overview of Essays

Frank Visser


  1. Is Putin Red and the West Green?, March 2022
  2. The Ukraine Crisis: An Opportunity to Wake Up Out of Groupthink, March 2022
  3. Why are Russia and Putin Winning the Economic and Military Wars?, April 2022
  4. A Personal Note on the Evolution of My Perspective On Ukraine, April 2022
  5. Practicing Multi-Perspectivalism Regarding the Ukraine War, May 2022
  6. Why We are Losing the War with Russia, May 2022
  7. Integral and the "Halo Effect", Edgar Morin's Critique of the War in Ukraine, June 2020
  8. Subjugation or Sovereignty?, That's the question for Russia, June 2022
  9. Our "Catch 22" and Ukraine, July 2022
  10. Western Groupthink is Putin's Weapon, July 2022
  11. Putin's Fiery Denunciation of the West, Its Implications for an Integral Worldview, October 2022
  12. How Will the Delusions and Misrepresentations of the Russian-Ukrainian War End?, October 2022
  13. Critiquing a Metamodern Critique of the Ukraine War, January 2023
  14. So Which Empire Is Dying?, A Reply to Ray Harris, April 2023
  15. Why Smart, Compassionate Germans Supported Fascism, And Why It Matters Today, May 2023
  16. GPT on the War in Ukraine and Its Consequences, June 2023
  17. A Retrospective on Ukraine, February 2024


  1. Hubris and Hypocrisy Are Present On Both Sides, A Reply to Joseph Dillard, March 2022
  2. Putin's Dark Ideology of a Sacred Greater Russia, April 2022
  3. 'Putin has a Point and the West is to Blame', Confronting Contrarian Views of the Ukraine Crisis, April 2022
  4. Putin's Politics Viewed Through an Integral Lens, A Perspective from the Field of Adult Development, April 2022
  5. Putin's Rationalization of the Ukrainian Invasion, Another reply to Joseph Dillard, April 2022
  6. Subjugation or Sovereignty? That's the question for Ukraine, May 2022
  7. Is Putin the new Tsar?, Stephen Kotkin on the Ukraine Crisis, July 2022
  8. The 'Catch-22' of Ukraine, A Response to Dillard, July 2022
  9. 'Blind Loyalty, Disguised as Defiance', Yet Another Response to Dillard, October 2022
  10. From Russia with Hate, Ukraine in Russian War Propaganda, April 2023
  11. How can a smart, compassionate therapist support Putin's fascism?, May 2023
  12. Palestine or Ukraine, Is There Any Difference?, March 2024
  13. Diagnozing Dillard: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire, March 2024
  14. NATO: Safety Umbrella or Strategic Blunder?, April 2024
  15. Delusional Dugin, The Danger of Esoteric Traditionalism, May 2024


  1. The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Causes and Approaches to Peace, May 2023
  2. The Minsk Agreements and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Understanding Their Limitations, May 2023
  3. The Rise of a Multi-Polar World: Examining its Viability and Implications, May 2023
  4. Geopolitics: Understanding the Complexities of International Relations, May 2023
  5. The Attractiveness of Neo-Nazi Ideologies: Root Causes and Effective Countermeasures, June 2023
  6. Beyond Power Politics: Embracing a Comprehensive Geopolitical Perspective, June 2023
  7. The Pursuit of Peace: Exploring the Possibility of a War-Free Future, June 2023
  8. Forging Paths to Lasting Peace: A Constructive Dialogue Between Zelensky and Putin, June 2023
  9. Russian Colonialism and Its Justifying Ideologies, August 2023
  10. The Realist View of Geopolitics: Assessing the Criticisms and Implications, November 2023


  1. Ukraine, Russia, and Peace, A Response to Dillard Through the Perspective of Vanden Heuvel, March 2022
  2. Appreciating The United States in the Context of Russia, April 2022
  3. Russia/Ukraine: My Attempt At a Balanced Perspective: Part 1, April 2022
  4. Ukraine/Russia: Realist Vs. Idealist, May 2022
  5. Russia/Ukraine: My Attempt At A Balanced Perspective: Part 2, June 2022
  6. Russia/Ukraine: My Attempt At A Balanced Perspective: Part 3, June 2022
  7. Russia/Ukraine: My Attempt At A Balanced Perspective: Part 4, An "Insane Experiment"?, July 2022
  8. Russia/Ukraine: My Attempt At A Balanced Perspective: Part 5, April 2023


  1. The Dying Russian Empire: Critiquing Joseph Dillard, April 2023
  2. A Case of Gaslighting, A Response to Dillard, April 2023
  3. Integral Geopolitics, Part 1: The West isn't Western, April 2023
  4. Integral Geopolitics, Part 2: International Relations Theory, May 2023
  5. Integral Geopolitics, Part 3: Complex Pluralism, May 2023
  6. Integral Geopolitics, Part 4: The Developmental Ethical Imperative, June 2023


  1. Stand Down!: Keeping the Peace By Being Integral, March 2022
  2. Putin's War: The Battle of Worldviews, Part 1, June 2022
  3. Putin's War: The Battle of Worldviews, Part 2, June 2022
  4. Update on Ukraine: The Political and Humanitarian Conundrum, In Support of Marianne Williamson, May 2023


  1. A Context for Survival: The US, Russia and Ukraine, May 2022
  2. Security for All!: A Reply to Brad Reynolds, June 2022


  1. The Invasion of Ukraine: What It Means For Us and How We Can Help, May 2022


  1. The Root Causes of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, July 2022


  1. New Analysis and Peacemaking Ideas between Russia and Ukraine, October 2022


  1. Is the War in Ukraine a War between Systems?, The Ukraine Conflict as a Competition Between Rival Systems, Pointing to the Need for a Cosmo-Local Civilizational Framework, Michel Bauwens, October 2023

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