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India, Another Exceptional, Illiberal Democracy

Michael Krepon

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 Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Death of a Treaty

Lyric of the week: I wrest the waters, fight Neptune’s waters Sail through the sorrows of life’s marauders Unrepenting, often empty Sail on, sail on sailor — Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, “Sail On Sailor” The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty died last week at age 32. As treaty-years between major powers go, that’s a full …

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