• Andreas Kluth: A decision tree for Biden if Putin goes nuclear

    6 days ago - By Bésame

    Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't want to use nuclear weapons, just as he doesn't want to still fight his “special military operation” against Ukraine. But he is still fighting - because he's unable to win. That also means he might yet drop a nuke, as he once again threatened this week. The U.S. and its allies - and Putin's putative friends in China and elsewhere - need to decide now how they'd react.
    For Putin, nuclear escalation wouldn't be a way of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, but of snatching survival - political or even physical - from the maw of oblivion. Unlike...
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