Will Russia’s Vladimir Putin go nuclear?


The Take looks into the likelihood of Russia using nuclear weapons.

With Vladimir Putin’s recent warning that Russia will use “all available means” at his disposal to defend his country, there has been increased chatter about the Russian president going to use nuclear weapons. But just how likely is that, and what does it mean to start a nuclear war in 2022?

In this episode: 

  • Alex Gatopoulos (@alexgatopoulos), Al Jazeera defence editor
  • Gerhard Mangott (@gerhard_mangott), professor of International Relations, University of Innsbruck

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Ashish Malhotra (lead producer) with Chloe K. Li, Ruby Zaman, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, Alexandra Locke, and our host, Halla Mohieddeen. Ruby Zaman fact-checked this episode. 

Our production team includes Chloe K. Li, Alexandra Locke, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Ruby Zaman. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Tim St. Clair mixed this episode. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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