Is a nuclear conflict possible? | Inside Story

A report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons shows spending on such munitions has ballooned.
Nearly $100 billion has been spent by the world’s nine nuclear-armed nations in a single year.
Nuclear warhead stockpiles have reduced since the peak of the Cold War.
But new soaring expenditure begs the questions, why are these countries willing to spend such incredible sums of money on atomic weapons, and are they making the world any safer? Tensions between the Lebanon-based group Hezbollah and Israel, that have been mounting during Israel’s war on Gaza.
In what appears to be a serious lapse of security in Israel, Hezbollah has revealed surveillance video of sensitive sites inside the country.
Fighting across the border has intensified over the past week, after the Israeli military killed one of the group’s senior commanders.

Presenter: Neave Barker

Guests
Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Gary Samore, Professor at Brandeis University and a former Senior Official in the US National Security Council.
Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalisation and a former diplomat.

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