Doomsday Clock: Two Minutes to Midnight

Doomsday Clock: Two Minutes to Midnight
By Kyle Springer and David Santoro on 23 February 2018

North-East Asia | Defense and Security

According to the Doomsday Clock, it's two minutes to midnight and many fear that the world is edging closer to a nuclear apocalypse. Dr David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii, assesses the situation on the Korean Peninsula and explores policy options of nuclear defence, deterrence, tailoring and the infamous "Bloody Nose" policy.


  • Experiencing the Hawaii Missile Alert Text Message (3:56)
  • The deterrence and defence question (5:28)
  • The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and North Korea (6:49)
  • The importance of nuclear tailoring (14:48)
  • U.S. Department of Defence Nuclear Posture Review - the good, the bad and the questionable (19:39)
  • The Russia and China Threat (23:23)
  • Should Australia have its own nuclear weapons program? (28:11)