Experts Say

Stirring up the nuclear pot

The Hindu
April 10, 2017
By T.P. Sreenivasan

The nuclear genie may take a new form in view of changing threat perceptions and global uncertainties. A picture of the globe under the hood of a cobra was a familiar symbol of the precarious state of international security till recently. Accidental or deliberate pressing of the nuclear button was the nightmare that haunted humanity. At the same time, using the nuclear genie and harnessing it for prosperity was the best dream. Today, both the nightmare and the dream have become jaded. Nuclear weapons have ceased to be viable as instruments of war because of the unpredictability of the consequences of a nuclear war.
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