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Imagining World War III -- In 2034

Artyom Lukin | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

If the next world war is to happen, it will most likely be in Asia and feature a clash between the incumbent hegemon, the United States, and the principal challenger, China. The good news is China does not want war now and in the foreseeable future, primarily because Beijing knows too well that the odds are not on its side. But if we look ahead 20 years from now, in 2034, the odds will have shifted significantly.

Russian Indifference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After the Cold War, the American self-image became that of the "sole superpower." We were the only 800-pound gorilla in the world, and therefore we could do what we pleased without having to worry about any other country's ability to stop us. Russia, under Putin, is reasserting itself as the second weighty gorilla in the room.

How One Russian Man Helped Prevent A Nuclear Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

Thirty years ago today on September 26th, 1983, the quick wits of Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov may have helped the world avoid World War I...

What's God Got to Do With It?

Nina Burleigh | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

Many people have a hard time seeing the connection between a Hollywood TV bunny looking for proof of God on a hilltop in Turkey and Israeli national security state calmly planning to trigger World War 3. Look again.

The X-Men Didn't Save Us

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

It wasn't the mutants. It was humans that caused the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only luck saved us from nuclear war. But other than that, the new film, X-Men: First Class, gets a lot right about the historic crisis that is central to its plot.

McCain: World War III Would Justify Draft

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain said last night during a campaign tele-conference that he would bring back a military draft in the United States only in the case of a 'Wo...

Press Briefing: Bush Learned Of NIE Iran Findings 'In The Last Few Months,' But Continued Rhetoric

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This afternoon, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley held a press briefing on the new National Intelligence Estimate, which concludes that Iran st...

Will Thomas

Cheney On His Iran Rhetoric: "I Did It Once, I'll Do It Again"

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that the new National Intelligence Estimate suggests Iran shelved its nuclear weapons program in 2003, will the White House be moving away from it...