Three decades after the first cold war, we’ve unfortunately entered a new one. There are about 14,000 nuclear weapons, some hundreds of times more powerful than those that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they may be able to create a decade-long nuclear winter that could kill most people on Earth. Yet the superpowers are investing over a trillion dollars making their nuclear arsenals more lethal, which many experts believe increases the risk of nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and accidental nuclear war – which has almost occurred over a dozen times.

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Nuclear Weapons

Happy Petrov Day!

32 years ago today, Soviet army officer Stanislav Petrov refused…
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GCRI News Summaries

Here are the July and August global catastrophic risk news summaries,…
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GCRI News Summary June 2015

Here is the June 2015 global catastrophic risk news summary,…

Are we heading into a second Cold War?

US-Russia tensions are at their highest since the end of the…
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Assorted Sunday Links #3

1. In the latest issue of Joint Force Quarterly, Randy Eshelman…
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FLI launch event @ MIT

The Future of Technology: Benefits and Risks FLI was officially…