Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with Newsweek about Vladimir Putin’s latest nuclear threats.
Monitoring levels of nuclear activity has been the norm since the Cold War, John Erath, the senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told Newsweek.
Ukraine may not get the harsh language that it wants, and Erath said that world leaders will be “very careful” about what they say because no leader, including Putin, “wants to be responsible for triggering a major nuclear war.”
Erath said part of the danger is that Putin isn’t bluffing, and world leaders need to take the threat seriously and prepare.
“But I think what he’s trying to do is to utilize the threat of nuclear weapons, which everyone knows Russia has in abundance, to get other countries to reconsider their support of Ukraine,” Erath said. Read more