Tuesday , May 24 2022
Home / Project Syndicate / The Nuclear Nightmare in Ukraine

The Nuclear Nightmare in Ukraine

Summary:
Add to Bookmarks Mar 17, 2022 Besides causing widespread death, destruction, and displacement, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has also increased the risk of a radiological disaster and even nuclear war. But it is far from clear whether political leaders fully recognize the dangers and have a credible strategy for mitigating them.In this Big Picture, Columbia University’s Willem H. Buiter thinks financial markets remain in denial about the rising risk of a nuclear conflict, which seems likelier now than it has in decades. And Bennett Ramberg, writing before the

Topics:
PS Commentators considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Sam Abbott writes Child care costs are going to rise, but policymakers can help U.S. families manage these increases

Peter J. Fugiel writes New research shows unstable schedules do not offer more flexibility for U.S. workers

Simon Wren-lewis writes When did things go wrong, 2010 or 1979?

FT Alphaville writes Further reading

Besides causing widespread death, destruction, and displacement, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has also increased the risk of a radiological disaster and even nuclear war. But it is far from clear whether political leaders fully recognize the dangers and have a credible strategy for mitigating them.

In this Big Picture, Columbia University’s Willem H. Buiter thinks financial markets remain in denial about the rising risk of a nuclear conflict, which seems likelier now than it has in decades. And Bennett Ramberg, writing before the Russian invasion, saw a major catastrophe involving one or more of Ukraine’s 15 nuclear power reactors as the biggest underappreciated risk of an eventual war.

Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency, explains why not only reactors but...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *