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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with nuclear industry workers during a meeting on September 23, 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the country's nuclear industry at the Kremlin in Moscow. (Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS via Getty Images)

Putin Escalation Makes Diplomacy Measures More Urgent

With news of possible annexation and potential use of nuclear weapons, Washington must put on the brakes and press for talks.

Anatol Lieven

 by Responsible Statecraft

© 2021 Responsible Statecraft

Anatol Lieven

Anatol Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He is the author of ­
Pakistan: A Hard Country.
 Anatol spent the first part of his career as a journalist in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the former USSR.

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