On October 28, Thomas Warrick wrote an opinion-editorial for Newsweek. Warrick argued for that the US and its allies should be prepared to use the “diplomatic nuclear option” of reconstituting a United Nations without a Russian veto on the security council if Russia were to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. 

That leaves the West a diplomatic “nuclear option”: re-constituting the United Nations without a Russian veto. This would strike directly at one of Russia’s major sources of power and leverage in world affairs.

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