TIME

‘It all looks as if the world is preparing for war’

THE WORLD TODAY IS OVERWHELMED WITH PROBLEMS. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.

But no problem is more urgent than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority.

The current situation is too dangerous.

More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe. NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from TIME

TIME3 min readPolitics
My Lost Refuge
UNTIL IT WAS HANDED OVER TO CHINA by the British in 1997, Hong Kong was a safe haven for dissident writers and artists. After my first book was banned by the Chinese government in 1987, Hong Kong became my refuge for 10 years. In independent bookshop
TIME3 min read
Larry Diamond
The Stanford scholar known as Mr. Democracy on the shrinking free world, the U.S.’s irreplaceable role in it and his book Ill Winds
TIME3 min readFood & Wine
Spam Takes Its Place On The Menu
IN THE NEW NETFLIX ROM-COM ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, a young Asian-American girl comes home from school and fixes herself dinner, carefully arranging slices of Spam on a plate with rice. It’s a key scene for the character, who grows up to be a chef—and for