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Low-yield Nuclear Testing in Russia?

ACW Podcast

The United States intelligence community, or a portion of it, has concluded that Russia is conducting very low-yield nuclear tests. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss past allegations of nuclear testing, open source monitoring of Russia’s nuclear test site at Novaya Zemlya and how the Trump Administration might change its mind on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban …

Henry Kissinger’s Mixed Record on Nuclear Arms Control

Quote of the week: “What in the name of God is strategic superiority? What is the significance of it politically, militarily, operationally, at these levels of numbers? What do you do with it?” — Henry Kissinger (1974) Henry Kissinger voiced these exasperated and memorable lines in Moscow, where he was defending a framework agreement subsequently …

Taking Aim at the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Snippet of the week: Bullitt: Look Chalmers, let’s understand each other… I don’t like you. Chalmers: Oh come on now, don’t be naive lieutenant. We both know how careers are made. Integrity is something you sell the public. Bullitt: You sell whatever you want, but don’t sell it here tonight. — Sparring between Steve McQueen …

Mother Nature’s Target List

Lyric of the week: We got department stores And toilet paper Got Styrofoam boxes For the ozone layer Got a man of the people Says keep hope alive Got fuel to burn Got roads to drive — Neil Young, “Rockin’ in the Free World” When we wonks think about target lists and we think about …

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