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The Donald and the Nuclear V: The Senate Strikes Back

ACW Podcast

“Liddle Bob Corker” and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the President’s authority to use nuclear weapons. A bipartisan panel testified that “it’s fine.” But is it? Aaron and Jeffrey discuss Trump, the bomb, and President’s War Powers.   Links of Note: C-SPAN video of the entire Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing …

Rule of Thumb: Don’t Start a War If You Don’t Know Where to Bury the Dead

Quote of the week: “We can contribute much to the peace of the world by stating… in a declaration, either by Congress or by the President that the U.S. will never be the first to use the hydrogen bomb, that we would employ the weapon only if it were used against us or one of …

Brazil’s Nuclear Program: Perceptions and Realities

Update: Here’s the video of the entire event. The peer-reviewed journal that I edit, the Nonproliferation Review, recently featured a hefty special section on Brazil’s nuclear program, written primarily by Brazilian scholars and former officials. Why is this subject important, you might ask, since Brazil has no nuclear weapons? Notwithstanding the bragging of disgraced nuclear executive Othon Luiz …

Missiles over the Middle East

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, recently stated that Iran has no need to extend the range of its missiles beyond 2,000 km. With debates about Iran’s missile program affecting the debate about the Iran nuclear deal, Aaron and Jeffrey take a survey of regional missile proliferation from Egypt to …

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