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June 29, 2022 54 min

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Joseph Nye has been listed as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy and is widely thought of as one of the leading global thinkers of our time. Extremely well-versed in nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, Nye, a former deputy Undersecretary of State and National Security Council Chair, will join us to talk about what role the threat of nuclear weapons has played in the war in Ukraine and what this war might tell us about future conflicts.



“ That Putin has been able to deter the west from going too far, no boots on the ground, no long-range weapons, you're seeing something of a boundary in this conflict. It's not very good for Ukrainians. It's not very good for the world, but it's better than nuclear escalation.”




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