Podcast Takeover: Nuclear Security, From The President’s Inbox

Why It Matters is pleased to present an episode from its sister podcast, The President’s Inbox. Today, U.S. national security is dependent on international nuclear agreements. How does the world regulate nuclear weapons as countries continue to advance their arsenals?


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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
  • Gabrielle Sierra
    Director, Podcasting
Episode Guests
  • Rose Gottemoeller
    Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

Show Notes

Nuclear weapons control is critical to global stability. As Russia, China, and other adversaries advance their nuclear capacity, U.S. national security comes into question. Today, developments in missile technology threaten deterrence and negotiation. How does the United States promote arms control while countering adversaries around the world?


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From Rose Gottemoeller


Negotiating the New START Treaty, Rose Gottemoeller


From CFR


The Future of Strategic Arms Control [PDF], Rebecca Lissner


Reinventing Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation as Cooperative Endeavors, Lukasz Kulesa


U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control,” CFR.org Editors


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Experts assess the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 50 years after it went into effect,” Brookings Institution


Putin’s Exotic New Missiles Didn’t Come From Nowhere. What Can the US Do in Response?,” The Diplomat


China Is Building A Second Nuclear Missile Silo Field,” Federation of American Scientists


What’s Driving China’s Nuclear Buildup?” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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Why Is China Expanding Its Nuclear Arsenal?The Daily



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