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Visualizations and Verification

ACW Podcast

James Palmer of the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment joins the ACW trio to talk about the importance of 3D modelling and data visualization, including recreations of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site and virtual reality training simulations. Links of Note, Courtesy of James Palmer: Enhanced briefings for a CTBTO On-site Inspection SnT2017  (Palmer and Stevanović). …

Space Diplomacy

Quote of the week: “And to meet the emerging threats in space, the newest war-fighting domain, the president has called for the creation of the U.S. Space Force.” – Vice President Mike Pence, “America needs a Space Force” Washington Post, March 3, 2019 Note to readers: Here is the talk I gave at an outstanding …

Iran’s Space Launchers and Solid Missiles

Iran tested a satellite launch vehicle, and it failed. But this isn’t a reason to cheer. Iran showed off a lot of goodies this month, pointing to an active solid-propellant missile program and has no said a future satellite launch is going to use a solid-propellant space launch vehicle.  This is bad news. Aaron and …

Stephen Ledogar: Unsung Hero of Arms Control

Multiple Choice Quiz of the Week: Which two of the following films reflect the temper of the times for the 2020 Oscars? A. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington B. Parasite C. It’s A Wonderful Life D. Joker E. Singin’ in the Rain No U.S. diplomat accomplished more than Stephen Ledogar in the hard slog of …

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