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Putin Puts world on Alert with High-Stakes Nuclear Posturing

| Mar. 07, 2022

Russian leader uses massive arsenal to send message to west to back off over Ukraine

Heather Williams, a nuclear expert at King’s College London and visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, said it was “totally ambiguous” but in keeping with a leader who has a history of being a “nuclear bully”. “It is classic Putin, creating ambiguity and uncertainty,” Williams said. “Putin is so good at that because he knows that it keeps people on edge.”

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