What Can Putin Do?
What Can Putin Do?
The world is aligning against Russia in the Ukraine war. What now?
Published on: Mar 1, 2022  

Shadi and Damir sit down again, four days into the war in Ukraine, to look at where things stand, and where things could be going. We talk best- and worst-case scenarios, why the West can’t get militarily involved, and why the Europeans in particular are so white-hot furious about Putin's invasion.

In Part 2, available here for subscribers, we go on to discuss the perils of nuclear brinksmanship. We run through the scenarios: how likely is World War III and what would a shooting war between the United States and Russia actually look like?

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