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Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues to intensify, prompting the U.S. and European allies to ramp up military and economic aid. Now, Russian authorities argue that funneling heavy weaponry into the region will escalate Russia’s tensions with NATO. The rhetoric is leading many to wonder whether it is Russia's intention to widen this conflict to the West — and, if so — whether the threat of nuclear weapons will become real.
The moment is a marked shift in both support and rhetoric from the U.S. and other global powers. Will it spark a World War III? Moderator Razia Iqbal of the BBC World Service will lead a conversation on where we are now and what could happen next.
Andrea Kendall-Taylor '00
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Senior Research Scholar and Co-Director, Program on Science and Global Security
Professor of Politics and International Affairs
Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Anchor, Newshour, BBC World Service; Visiting Lecturer in the Princeton Humanities Council; Ferris Professor of Journalism (Spring 2022)
This event series is hosted by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) with support from the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Program in Journalism, the Program on Science and Global Security, and Princeton's Office of Communications.