Don’t go building your bomb shelter just yet. While it would be foolish to discount the possibility of another world war, a full-scale attack involving great powers would be highly unlikely, given today’s globalized economy and weapons of mass destruction.
Of course, those same WMDs that serve as a deterrence to war are exactly what make the thought of WWIII so frightening. Albert Einstein summed it up best when he professed, “I don’t know [what weapons will be used in the Third World War]. But I can tell you what they’ll use in the Fourth — rocks!”
To prevent annihilation of the world’s population, it’s important that think tanks [...]