Гуманитарные последствия ядерного оружия

ВЕНА – В 1983 году, три года до того, как я родился, пугающая документальная драма о последствиях ядерной войны была передана по всему миру. «На Следующий День» (с английского The Day After) теперь имеет самый высокий фильмовый рейтинг в истории телевиденья. Тогдашний президент США, Рональд Рейган, был «очень подавлен» фильмом, который даже заставил его пересмотреть свою ядерную стратегию. На саммите в Рейкьявике в октябре 1986 года, он и президент СССР Михаил Горбачев пришли удивительно близко к ликвидации всех ядерных вооружений.

Мое поколение удобно отправляет такие опасения далеко в историю. Действительно, так как напряженности холодной войны 1983 года находятся далеко в прошлом и международный порядок резко изменился с тех времен, многие люди в настоящее время спрашивают, почему эти воспоминания должны касаться нас вообще. Но этот вопрос не только неправильный, он также опасен.

На этой неделе, Австрия предоставляет миру возможность переосмыслить свою самоуспокоенность. С 8-9 декабря, представители правительств более чем 150 стран, международных организаций и групп гражданского общества соберутся в Вене, чтобы рассмотреть гуманитарные последствия ядерного оружия.

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