Trump v Putin: is the spectre of nuclear war back after 25 years?


A month before the US election, as tension flared between Moscow and Washington over the war in Syria, Russia moved nuclear-capable Iskander cruise missiles into Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave between Lithuania and Poland. Two days later, Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia’s unofficial propaganda chief, warned that any clash of US-Russian forces in Syria could escalate dangerously. “Impudent behaviour by America,” he declared in his current affairs television show, “has a nuclear dimension.” Continue Reading.