Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Elbridge Colby and Lori Esposito Murray join host James M. Lindsay to discuss arms control and U.S. nuclear policy.

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Host
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Elbridge Colby
    Co-Founder and Principal, The Marathon Initiative
  • Lori Esposito Murray
    President, Committee for Economic Development

Show Notes

In this special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with two experts with different views on how the United States should handle its foreign policy challenges. This week, he discusses arms control and U.S. nuclear policy with Elbridge Colby, cofounder and principal at the Marathon Initiative, and Lori Esposito Murray, president of the Committee for Economic Development.

 

Read Lindsay’s takeaways from their conversation and find further readings on his blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

The special Election 2020 episodes of The President’s Inbox are made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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