Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has eroded the nuclear taboo
The risk of conflict in the future has increased. After WW2, the likelihood of nuclear weapon use in war became increasingly rare as we fully realised the consequences. That is until now. The mixture of treaties, fear and taboo which once kept the world safe has worn thin. As the Economist explains, this has been worsened by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, raising the question of whether future conflicts could escalate beyond the nuclear threshold.
From The Economist