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Putin’s next move in Ukraine… | Global Macro Update

George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, and I discuss Russia’s likely next steps in the war, Russia’s diminished stance in the international community, and the probability that Putin will resort to nuclear weapons.

In this edition, you’ll hear:

● What Russia’s most likely to do next
● Would Putin really use tactical nuclear weapons?
● How Russia’s historically poor logistics could affect the war
● Why Putin's partial mobilization could backfire…
● Why the West should fear the potential disintegration of the Russian Federation

To get more of George Friedman’s amazing geopolitical strategy and analysis, check out his website:


0:00 - Intro
0:52 - Why the Russian offensive failed
1:43 – How seriously should we take Russian troop mobilizations?
5:51 - What it would take for Putin to be overthrown
9:42 - Why the US won’t desist in this conflict
10:04 - What could break the Russian government
10:41 - Russia’s weapon stockpiles
11:04 - Russian logistics failures
12:06 - The difference between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons
13:43 - The hidden folly of threatening nuclear attacks
15:20 - Russia’s pivot
17:07 - Putin’s likely next move
18:10 - Why dissolving the Russian Federation would be dangerous

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