Nuclear Crisis

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Most Americans think there will be another world war within the next decade

A new YouGov survey asked Americans about the possibility of another world war, the role that other countries might play, the roles they themselves might play, and how the U.S. should respond to hypothetical nuclear attacks abroad and at home. The majority of Americans believe that another world war is at least somewhat likely to happen in the next five to 10 years, but most don’t think they would volunteer to serve in military roles or non-combatant roles if the U.S. were to be involved.

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MK Bhadrakumar: Putin’s nuclear warning is direct and explicit

The spectre of Armageddon has been raised often enough during the 2-year old war in Ukraine that the reference to it in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state of the union address on Thursday had a familiar ring about it. Therein lies the risk of misjudgement on the part of the western audience that Putin was only “crying wolf”.

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VIDEO: Cynthia Lazaroff’s New Film: This is Not a Drill

Hawaiians respond to a threat of nuclear attack and a survivor tells of coping with the Hiroshima bombing. Cold War era fears and tensions about nuclear weapons resurface in our era, and take us back in time to – once again – face the prospect of an apocalypse of our own making.

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Why are we avoiding the ‘what if’ of nuclear war?

The clear and present danger of nuclear escalation that once lurked over the civilised world’s head has dissipated into the ether, and the nonchalant manner that the world has adopted toward it raises many questions, Stewart Mackinnon writes.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Play With Nukes

Ukraine’s is an attractive cause for many U.S. policymakers: Hence the willingness of some to play chicken with nuclear-armed Russia.

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SCOTT RITTER: On Horseradish & Nuclear War

When Vladimir Putin was recently asked about the potential use of nuclear weapons in the context of Ukraine, an understanding of back-alley Russian slang was needed to understand his response.

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Nuclear arsenals growing as chances for diplomacy shrink: report

China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and North Korea each deployed more nuclear weapons last year, according to SIPRI.

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A Plea Not To Risk Nuclear War

As the West pours more advanced weapons into Ukraine that have the range to strike, not only inside Russian occupied territory in Ukraine, but inside the internationally recognized territory of Russia itself, the risk of nuclear war looms. Russia’s nuclear deterrence policy states that Russia “hypothetically” could allow the use of nuclear weapons only if there is “aggression using conventional weapons, when the very existence of the state is threatened.” Recently, there has been a gathering flurry of articles arguing that the US should take that risk.

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Of leaks and lies and lunatic ideologues

Unless Biden changes course, we’re entering the most dangerous period since a nuclear war almost started in 1983

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Ukraine is not worth a nuclear war

Before the participants stumble into nuclear conflict, Russia & the US should work out nuclear-arms agreements