Tag: mutually-assured destruction

The World Is Less Safe Than It Has Been Since The End Of The Cold War

March 24, 2016

Originally published on March 23, 2016, revised on March 24, 2016. The crises in Ukraine and Syria have undermined the geopolitical balance that has kept us safe for generations It’s perhaps an outdated cliche that voters do not care about foreign policy. Thanks to the horrific news in Brussels, terrorism in Paris, the chaos in […]

Nuclear Weapons and Democratization in Putin’s Russia

April 1, 2015

In a recent documentary Vladimir Putin recounted that when planning the annexation of Crimea he even thought about calling a nuclear alert. Whether this remark is true or false, Putin undoubtedly was striving to impress upon the audience an image of the gravity of the crisis as he saw it and therefore to appreciate his […]

Putin Believes He Can Win a War with NATO, Piontkovsky Says

August 10, 2014

Staunton, August 8 – “No state or regime goes to war firmly convinced that it will lose it,” Andrey Piontkovsky says, and Vladimir Putin is no exception: if he goes to war with NATO and even if he escalates that conflict by using nuclear weapons, he will be acting on the basis of a belief […]