Putin ally warns of nuclear dystopia due to United States

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March
23

One of President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies warned the United States on Wednesday that the world could spiral towards a nuclear dystopia if Washington pressed on with what the Kremlin casts as a long-term plot to destroy Russia. Dmitry Medvedev, …

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How Russia Has Revived Fears of Nuclear War in Europe

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March
23

Not since Cold War showdowns such as the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 — when the U.S. and the Soviet Union came close to full-scale confrontation — has the risk of nuclear warfare been as high as now. With Russia’s …

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Report to Congress on Russian Nuclear Weapons

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March
23

Russia’s nuclear forces consist of both long-range, strategic systems—including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers—and shorter- and medium-range delivery systems. Russia is modernizing its nuclear forces, replacing Soviet-era systems with new missiles, submarines and aircraft …

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Putin’s War Is a Death Blow to Nuclear Nonproliferation

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March
21

One of the most dangerous and far-reaching repercussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the subversion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—perhaps the most critical multilateral agreement for the survival of humanity. Since its first attack on Ukraine in 2014, …

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How nuclear weapon safeguards work — or fail

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March
19

During the nadir of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, President Richard Nixon hit the bottle hard — to the point that the American security establishment was scared that he might drunkenly cause an international incident. Given that Nixon had …

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Nuclear war fears stoke demand for fancy bunkers

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March
18

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 pandemic fears in Europe have given way to another concern that nightmares are made of: the possibility that Russia could use a nuclear weapon. Since Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, U.S. and overseas manufacturers …

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