April 11, 2018

The most dangerous moment since the Cuban missile crisis?

Honestly, I was going to write about Cardi B. loving political science for today. It was going to be a fun, carefree kind of Spoiler Alerts column, like my Very Important Posts about cargo shorts or Wakandan exceptionalism.

Then former Russia ambassador Michael McFaul had to go and send up the International Relations Bat Signal on Twitter:

McFaul linked to a Guardian story by Andrew Roth that had a hell of an opening:

Russian officials and analysts have warned of the dangers of a military clash with the United States if Donald Trump orders a military strike in Syria in response to the chemical attack in rebel-held Douma at the weekend.
One Russian politician involved in defence policy called it the most dangerous moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The chief of staff of Russia’s armed forces said last month that Russia would shoot down incoming missiles and attack their launching platforms if a U.S. strike on Syria threatened Russian military personnel.

Read the full article at The Washington Post