Two minutes to midnight

Yesterday The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists advanced their symbolic Doomsday clock forward by 30 seconds. This is a visual reminder that humanity faces potentially devastating threats. The obvious flashpoint is between nuclear North Korea and the President of America (the WP post linked above does a good job of showing how that escalated last year), but other more insidious dangers lurk. The generally level-headed Economist argues that we are nearer a great-power conflict than at any time since the end of second world war. Powerful, long-term shifts in geopolitics and the…

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