Alexander Carp, CEO of Palanti, focuses on the Ukraine war

Alexander Karp, CEO of Palanti, believes that the war between Russia and Ukraine is forcing the major powers to reconsider their military tactics.

Asked by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin if there was any lesson for China from the war, Carp said: “The lesson for every major country is ‘sacred —‘. We bought all these heavy things and if people want to fight as heroes Fight the last person … they might actually be able to beat us.

Carp, who was interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, said each major country was currently evaluating its offensive and defensive capabilities.

Alex Carp, CEO of Palantier, arrived at the Hotel Marigoni in Paris on May 15, 2019, ahead of a “Take for Good” meet-up, to discuss good behavior for technology giants.

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“Is our offensive power really a crime? Or will a defense crime like Ukraine be able to defeat us? Every major country in the world is looking at this. Not just our opponents, but our allies as well.”

His comments come as tensions between China and Taiwan continue to rise. Veteran U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger said Monday that Washington and Beijing must avoid putting Taiwan at the center of their strained diplomatic relations, adding that the need to avoid direct confrontation between the world’s two largest economies is in the interests of world peace.

Nuclear risk

Karp said he believes there is a 20-30% chance of a nuclear war in the long run because the war in Ukraine shows no signs of abating.

He added that the risk of nuclear war is currently being underestimated, adding that most people see it as less than 1%.

“I think, of course, it depends on the duration. If you have a long time, I think the risk is modelable and it’s probably in the 20-30% range.”

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