Nuclear Crisis


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There is no alternative: US-Russian nuclear arms control must restart. Now.

The nuclear landscape today is far more complicated than it was during the Cold War. Tensions between the United States and Russia are at highs not seen, perhaps, since the Cuban Missile Crisis. At the same time, China appears to be aggressively increasing its nuclear capabilities, while North Korea conducted far more missile tests in 2022 than in any year since 1984. This environment is all the more reason to champion arms control over a potentially escalatory new arms race.


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Ukraine Crisis: Nuclear Weapons and “Mad“ Rhetoric

I have already described the war in Ukraine as “mad”. I used the term in its normal sense (insane) because the Kiev regime was fighting for the Independence and Democracy which only Putin – together with neutrality – wanted; while NATO would remove Ukraine’s independence and EU entry would remove its democracy and constitution. But now it is time to use the term in its military context – Mutually Assured Destruction – as the dangerous rhetoric of nuclear threats gets out of control.


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U.S. Review Envisions Using Nuclear Weapons Against Non-Nuclear Attacks

On the 2020 campaign trail, Joe Biden said the U.S. should never be the first to use nuclear weapons. “There is no first use doctrine we should be pushing,” he said. But a new administration review has reiterated the long-term policy that the U.S. will launch nuclear weapons in response to non-nuclear attacks. It once again underscores the power of the military-industrial-congressional complex to maintain the status quo, even when it poses civilization-ending dangers.