Missiles on the Doorstep and Impending Nuclear Winter

Missiles on the Doorstep and Impending Nuclear Winter

Nobody in their right mind would advocate what is called ‘first use’ of nuclear weapons. ‘Nuclear winter’ is defined in Britannica as “the environmental devastation that certain scientists contend would probably result from the hundreds of nuclear explosions in a nuclear war.” One immediately direct effect of such a conflict would be to block out…

Lukashenko’s Russian Nuke Proposal Should Prompt NATO to Finally Pay Attention

Lukashenko’s Russian Nuke Proposal Should Prompt NATO to Finally Pay Attention

Lukashenko’s proposal should hopefully prompt NATO to finally pay attention to Russia’s legitimate security concerns. The bloc cannot continue expanding eastward in violation of the oral obligations that it made to Moscow at the end of the Old Cold War not to advance past the then-recently reunified German frontier. Belarusian President Lukashenko earlier said that…

The Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock

[This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).]  In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the…

Nuclear Weapons Must Not Be Permitted in the Middle East

Nuclear Weapons Must Not Be Permitted in the Middle East

The U.S. should do everything it can to ensure that the Middle East is a nuclear weapons-free zone, Brian Cloughley writes. The Biden administration insists that it develops policy and takes action in accordance with the “rules-based international order” which “can generally be described as a shared commitment by all countries to conduct their activities…

The Dynamics of Nuclear Power Diplomacy: Russia and China vs the Neo-Malthusians

The Dynamics of Nuclear Power Diplomacy: Russia and China vs the Neo-Malthusians

Today’s Green New Deal and G7 Green anti-BRI vision have at their heart this profound misanthropic view of humanity weaved into their programming, Matt Ehret writes. In 1975, an influential Stanford biologist named Paul Ehrlich (author of the misanthropic 1968 Population Bomb) stated that in his view, humanity’s acquisition of fusion energy was “like giving…