It is likely that nuclear warfare is coming thanks to the West’s blunder of not recognizing the threats given by Russia. Experts also agree that if tensions are not contained, the world could fall to another Cold War-like era.
Cold War Happening?
When world powers clash, it’s difficult to think of another outcome other than war. As what many analysts have pointed out previously, Western and European leaders should know that they are pushing Russia and the world to a nuclear meltdown. Russia made it clear before that if interests are threatened, it will go nuclear.
“History may one day record that the greatest strategic blunder in history was the failure of U.S. leaders to take the possibility of nuclear war between America and Russia seriously once the Cold War ended,” Loren B. Thompson argues in her piece for National Interest.
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“However, the possibility of nuclear war between America and Russia not only still exists, but is probably growing. And the place where it is most likely to begin is in a future military confrontation over three small Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania,” added Thompson.
The Baltic is the most likely starting point of this nuclear war, according to the report.
Former U.S. defense secretary from 1994 to 1997, William Perry, also warned that the rising danger of nuclear weapons have danced to the tune of provocative foreign policy decisions that did nothing but push tensions higher between the United States and Moscow.
“Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War,” Foreign Policy in Focus quoted Perry, “and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”
What is happening between the U.S., NATO and Russia is against what NATO stood for in the first place, even with the use of nuclear weapons. The weapons are for deterrence of war, but it appears that they are now used to wage wars. It also does not help that policy isn’t clear on how to deal with these weapons.