Tag: Putin’s nuclear blackmail

Putin’s Use of Nuclear Blackmail Makes Him a Fanatic or an Adventurist, Piontkovsky Says

December 12, 2015

Staunton, December 11, 2015 Vladimir Putin’s increasingly frequent statements that he is prepared to use nuclear weapons in local conflicts not only contradicts the official military doctrine he signed a year ago and throws the world back to where it was at the time of the Cuban missile crisis but shows him to be either […]

Putin Mistakenly Believes His Nuclear Threats Will Keep NATO from Defending Baltics, Piontkovsky Says

April 14, 2015

Staunton, April 14 – Vladimir Putin believes that he can dominate the Baltic countries and destroy NATO not by a direct invasion which the Western alliance is prepared to counter but rather by threatening to use nuclear weapons against them and the Europeans, something that would lead the West not to come to their aid, […]