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Russia’s Mysterious Nuclear-powered Missile Accident

ACW Podcast

Russia tested something and maybe kinda sorta told the truth about a subsequent spike in radiation.  What happened? who knows? In this episode, the ACW trio discuss the explosion in Nenoksa and why it may have been a test to support the Skyfall (Burevestnik) program that went wrong.   Support us over at!

India, Another Exceptional, Illiberal Democracy

Quote of the week: “When you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Perfect it. Pass it on.” — Thurgood Marshall My idea of India is dated, like me. I mourn its passing.  My idea of India first came into focus in the …

Kashmir’s Escalatory Potential

Quote of the week: “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” — Mahatma Gandhi I was relatively sanguine after the last spike in tension on the subcontinent in February, marked by a Kashmiri youth aiming a vehicle …

Deproliferation in the Debates

During one of the Democratic Presidential primary debates, Elizabeth Warren and Governor Whats-his-name sparred over nuclear weapons, no-first use and deproliferation. Aaron, Anne and Jeffrey discuss the use of jargon in gate-keeping and the merits of various proposals relating to no first use. Support us over at!

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