Usa Vs Russia
Tensions between the world’s two nuclear superpowers have risen to dangerous levels as the two nations rumble toward a long-term conflict that has echoes of the Cold War. It’s a battle of wills that looms over the entire global order.
US Military Balance – 2022
The United States and Russia have vastly different military capabilities. The Russians have a far more extensive arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear-armed submarines. But they aren’t quite as powerful in the conventional realm.
Simulation for Escalating War
SGS created a new simulation that outlines the potential consequences of a possible escalating U.S.-Russia conflict using realistic nuclear force postures, targets and fatality estimates to gauge the impact of the two nations’ current plans for a nuclear exchange. The simulation shows that, in the first few hours of the conflict, more than 90 million people would be killed, with a significant number of those deaths occurring in the United States.
The escalation could be more dangerous than many policymakers have recognized. One danger is that Washington may become so entangled in the Ukraine war that it begins to miss out on its priorities in other areas, including stabilizing energy markets and minimizing global food insecurity. It will also be more difficult to build coalitions that synch up with Moscow on important matters such as nonproliferation and addressing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.