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The risk that Russia will go nuclear in Ukraine is real

Still unclear what might trigger move by Vladimir Putin

| Russia & Caucasus
Vladimir Putin shakes hands with a soldier at a military training center for mobilized reservists on Oct. 20: Russia's president has backed himself into a corner. (Handout photo from Kremlin Press Office)   © AP

Ian Bremmer is president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and author of "The Power of Crisis."

Will Russia use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine? It is a question Western intelligence services are working on around the clock and that Western leaders are carefully weighing.

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