Vladimir Putin's illegal war in Ukraine has raised the spectre of whether and how nuclear weapons might be deployed. While the use of nuclear weapons is widely considered to be "unthinkable," and may lead to unpredictable escalation and even mutually assured destruction, we are now faced with the possibility that new, smaller tactical weapons may be used as part of a strategy to "escalate to de-escalate." We'll hear from nuclear weapons experts Emma Belcher and Sarah Bidgood about what's real, what's not, and most importantly how we can maximize the probability that nuclear weapons are never deployed.
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