Dr. Jasen Castillo, Co-Director for the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS), recently had his op-ed, “The Nuclear Risks in Russia’s War with Ukraine are Real,” published in the Chicago Tribune. Castillo’s article discusses potential paths to nuclear escalation in Russia’s war in Ukraine. Using statements from President Biden, President Putin, and National Security Advisor Sullivan, Castillo argues the risk of nuclear weapons’ use grows the closer Ukraine comes to victory. Ultimately, Castillo advocates for US policymakers to seek way for the war in Ukraine to end, even if this means withdrawing support from Ukraine.
Dr. Castillo is the Evelyn and Ed F. Kruse ’49 Faculty Fellow at the Bush School. Prior to joining the Bush School, Dr. Castillo worked in the Department of Defense’s Strategy and Plans Office.