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The New Nuclear Reality

In his Nobel Peace Prize speech, in 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, pronounced that “the risk of a global nuclear war has practically disappeared.” Moscow and Washington had veered “from confrontation to interaction and, in some important cases, partnership,” he said. The Soviet Union’s collapse—which…
bubmag
April 23, 2022
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Nuclear Powers Had Another Dangerous Confrontation, Far From Ukraine

A missile was accidentally fired from India into Pakistan on Wednesday, caused by a "technical malfunction" during maintenance, the Indian Defense Ministry said. The missile traveled 77 miles into Pakistani airspace before it crashed near the eastern city of Mian Channu. The missile's flight path endangered passenger flights in both…
bubmag
March 11, 2022
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What happens when a nuclear bomb explodes?

Home News Here, the mushroom cloud created when the nuclear bomb exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 8, 1945. (Image credit: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Russia's invasion of Ukraine has heightened the risk of a nuclear conflict. What would a nuclear bomb blast look like for those on…
bubmag
March 10, 2022
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How a Nation of 145 Million People Goes Dark Practically Overnight

Last Friday, as Russian troops seized control of Europe’s nuclear power plant and Russian missiles rained down on civilian areas across Ukraine, Russia’s parliament passed a new law banning “fake news” about the country’s armed forces and its invasion of Ukraine. In a particularly Orwellian twist, stating the truth plainly—that…
bubmag
March 9, 2022