Global Nuclear War Is Increasingly Probable, Experts Warn

With the end of the Cold War, you would think that the risk of global nuclear conflagration would have been dramatically reduced — and, for a time, it was. With the U.S. as the only remaining superpower and a collapsing Soviet Union, most experts saw the risk of atomic war as minimal. But times change, and so do geopolitical scenarios. Today, in fact, more and more experts see greater risk of nuclear war, not less, due to a proliferation of the technology and because existing nuclear stockpiles are often less secure than they need to be.

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