Nuclear war

Kremlin: Nuclear War Will Take All to 'Heaven or Hell'

Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin's press secretary, said Monday that the Russian president did not specifically mean that Russians would go to heaven but was speaking in an "allegory," against the backdrop of President Donald Trump's threat that the U.S. would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Moscow.

U.S.-China Nuclear War Threat Greater Than Most Realize

"This sobering reality should encourage leaders on both sides to find ways of resolving political, economic, and military disputes without resorting to a war that could rapidly turn catastrophic for the region and the world," wrote Caitlin Talmadge, an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University.