Putin prisoner of his bluff, now it is difficult to go back

“We do not know if Vladimir Putin has already made the decision to invade”: the sentence pronounced by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, before starting the interview with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov, is the key to the dilemma faced by Kiev, Brussels and Washington in these hours. On the border between Russia and Ukraine where the troops of Moscow are concentrating, as in the diplomatic rooms, what is being played in game theory is a “chicken game”, the game of who gets scared first, who the nerves give way to those who lose and become the “chicken”, the coward.

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