Andrew Polsky and Adam McMahon learning from the onset of the Cold War

Andrew J. Polsky, Professor of Political Science, at Hunter College/Graduate Center, CUNY, and Adam McMahon, Assistant Professor, Ryder University (and PhD, political science, the Graduate Center) wrote in the New York Daily News about what lessons can be drawn from the 1950s and the onset of the Cold War for the Russian invasion of Ukraine today.

Although NATO cannot submit to nuclear blackmail, we must remember that Russian threats to use nuclear weapons reflect weakness. Like Eisenhower, Biden understands that when an adversary with a nuclear arsenal gets on an onramp, the last thing you want to do is encourage him to push his foot down on the gas pedal.

March 19, 2022