Maximum Flexibility? Joe Cirincione on Nuclear Restraint

, | Nov 14, 2019

Nuclear weapons are the forgotten existential threat. Yet, they can alter the course of history in an afternoon. Leading nuclear policy expert, Joe Cirincione, joins Mark Hannah to discuss the dangers of a policy orientation geared toward maintaining, modernizing, and growing a large nuclear arsenal. According to Joe, proliferation of nuclear weapons in the US makes us less safe as other countries rush to compete with this great power or develop new nuclear capabilities as a deterrent against US intervention. How can the US scale its nuclear capabilities back, and what’s at stake?

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This podcast episode includes references to the Eurasia Group Foundation, now known as the Institute for Global Affairs.

This post is part of None Of The Above, a podcast of IGA hosted by senior fellow Mark Hannah.

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