Niall Ferguson: ‘There Will Be Nuclear War’


Niall Ferguson: “There will be nuclear war in my lifetime”

Renowned Stanford historian Niall Ferguson doesn’t believe the war in Ukraine will end anytime soon. Putin is unlikely to capitulate unconditionally: “We tend to underestimate the ruthlessness of fascist regimes,” says Ferguson. And makes a prognosis that makes you shudder.

Niall Ferguson: Russia ‘is a fascist regime – and it uses the instruments of fascism’.

Image: Marcel Giger

The Stanford historian said in the first part of our interview that a war like the one in Ukraine is very likely to result in more wars – there are risks in Taiwan and Iran. In the second part, Niall Ferguson talks about the danger of a nuclear escalation and a possible end of Putin.


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