Comparing the current border disputes between NATO and Russia as "disturbingly similar" to the events that lead to the start of World War I, Vox argues that a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia is entirely possible.
If you take a walk around Washington or a Western European capital today, there is no feeling of looming catastrophe. The threats are too complex, with many moving pieces and overlapping layers of risk adding up to a larger danger that is less obvious. People can be forgiven for not seeing the cloud hanging over them, for feeling that all is well — even as in Eastern Europe they are digging in for war. But this complacency is itself part of the problem, making the threat more difficult to foresee, to manage, or, potentially, to avert.
There is a growing chorus of political analysts, arms control experts, and government officials who are sounding the alarm, trying to call the world's attention to its drift toward disaster. The prospect of a major war, even a nuclear war, in Europe has become thinkable, they warn, even plausible.
|U.S. Nuclear Missiles Safe from Hackers Thanks to Floppy Disks|
|There Were No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq|
|Film Industry Hires Cyber Hitmen To Take Down Internet Pirates|
|The Traditional Submarine is Becoming Obsolete|
|How al-Qaeda Tried (and Failed) to Fight Against U.S. Drones|
|“If you don’t remember any of these countries from geography class, you’re not alone.”|
|“The greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.”|
|"Cells have the capacity to process and respond to instructions and codes inputted into their main system."|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|“Clicking on a Facebook advert may reveal things about yourself you don’t want anyone to know.”|
|“Any person, organization or government serious about web security should return to plain-text.”|
|“Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.”|
|“We deserve pity for being born in such primitive times.”|
|"They’ve managed to plant, tend, and harvest an acre and a half of barley using only autonomous vehicles."|