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A nuclear weapons, arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast.
 

Hosted by Jeffrey Lewis & Aaron Stein.
Produced by Scott LaFoy.
 

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Trump-Kim II: The Scapegoat Rodeo

The summit in Hanoi was a bust.  New podcast co-host Anne Pellegrino joins Jeffrey and Aaron to discuss, as Joshua Pollack calls it, the Scapegoat Rodeo in Hanoi.     Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

 

IP3, YEAH YOU KNOW ME

The Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform wants answers to allegations about influence peddling and a grandiose plan to sell Saudi Arabia up to 40 nuclear reactors. This week, Aaron and Jeffrey dig into the interim staff report detailing the allegations, what the purported IP3 plan really means, and safeguards on civil nuclear …

 

The Demise of the INF and the Munich Security Conference

Judging from Twitter, the Munich Security Conference is talking about the demise of the INF Treaty.  Jeffrey, back in California after his sojourn to Vermont and Aaron revisit INF pods of the past to focus on what really matters: Getting Taylor Swift to cover Nena’s 99 Luftballoons.   Previous Podcast Episodes about this Topic:   INF Basing …

 

KCN-eh? January’s other North Korea Developments

Andrea hosts one last KCN-eh? before heading off to the Great White North. Jeffrey joins in to talk about North Korea’s other developments from January, including the site of the second Trump-Kim summit, U.S. Special Representative Stephen Beigun’s speech at Stanford, and how to mimic denuclearization without denuclearizing.   Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

 

From Bone Saws to Ballistic Missiles

Satellite images taken by Planet Labs appear to show that Saudi Arabia has constructed a plant to manufacture solid propellant ballistic missiles. Jeffrey and Aaron talk about the CNS team’s latest find. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

 

Avangard: A Boost-Guide Primer

Russia tested a hypersonic missile, or at least they claimed to. As of now, Putin and Russian media have told us a lot, but what do we really know about Avangard? Aaron and Jeffrey are joined by James Acton from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to discuss hypersonics, missile defense, and what Russia’s Avangard may …

 

Kim Jong Un’s 2019 New Year’s Day Speech

Jeffrey and Aaron return from the holidays to talk about … North Korea.  Kim Jong Un gave his traditional New Year’s  Day speech. On the first day of 2017, Kim signaled the ICBM test that was to come. And on the first day of 2018, he hinted at the diplomatic thaw that would bring “love …

 

North Korea’s Expanding Missile Base

The CNS OSINT team did it again. While doing what one does on the weekend, looking at DPRK missile bases, Jeffrey and his team found a new missile base. In this week’s episode, Aaron and Jeffrey talk through the finding, Josh Pollack’s meta op-ed on what OSINT means in today’s media environment, and how OSINT …

 

KCN-eh? November’s other North Korea Developments

A Canadian discusses the month’s North Korea-related developments with some special guests. For November, Andrea is joined by Cristina Varriale of the Royal United Services Institute, and Hamish Macdonald of the Korea Risk Group. They talk through announcements about postponed meetings, joint military exercises, inter-Korean projects and Chinese border infrastructure. Oh, and puppies.    Links of Note: …

 

Nuclear Navies in South Asia

India has some nuclear naval news, with its defense minister claiming a successful “first deterrent patrol.” What does this mean for Pakistan and nuclear dynamics in the Indian Ocean?   Aaron sits down with friends of the pod Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang to talk about the India-Pakistan relationship, India’s ballistic missile subs, and Pakistan’s …

 

 

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