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Matlock on escalating war: 'It’s hard to see how we get out of this'

The former American ambassador spoke at a recent retrospective on the Cuban Missile Crisis and lamented the lessons lost.

Global Crises

What ever happened to our fear of Armageddon?

Subsequent efforts to cut arsenals or keep weapons from 'bad guys' have inured the public from the real danger: the nukes themselves.


How did we avoid a Cuban Missile 'Armageddon'? Strategic empathy.

The ability of both Kennedy and Khrushchev to understand each other in October 1962 is a lesson for the US and Russia in 2022.