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Former Mossad Chief: Putin’s Nuclear Threats Show His Desperation

Efraim Halevy, who led Israel’s Mossad from 1998 to 2002, writes for Haaretz on the war in Ukraine, explaining why Putin played the nuclear card so soon and how Biden can still offer the Russian leader an honorable exit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision Sunday to play the nuclear threat card for the first time since the end of the Cold War, and to do so less than a week after invading Ukraine with a massive ground force, requires more than a perfunctory mention.

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