136266077-676x450An editorial from Stanford University professor Siegfried S. Hecker in a recent NY Times editorial wrote that a “nuclear catastrophe” could take place if the US and Russia continue to be at odds with one another. His editorial comes about a week after author Noam Chomsky speculated that recent US-Russia tensions over the Ukraine conflict could spark a nuclear war in a worst-case scenario. He wrote: “My Russian colleagues and I believe that in nuclear matters, collaboration is essential, whereas isolation can lead to catastrophes. It is important for both Moscow and Washington to heed this message.” More