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

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Abadeh

9/14/2019
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking just days before an election, revealed an alleged new nuclear site in Iran, dubbed Abadeh. On this week's episode, the ACW trio talk about the revelation, what the satellite pictures show may be happening at the site, and why Iran's razing of the site doesn't match up to the full Lavizan-Shian treatment- at least not yet. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:31:52

Russia's Mysterious Nuclear-powered Missile Accident

8/22/2019
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Russia tested something and maybe kinda sorta told the truth about a subsequent spike in radiation. What happened? who knows? In this episode, the ACW trio discuss the explosion in Nenoksa and why it may have been a test to support the Skyfall (Burevestnik) program that went wrong. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:52:01

Deproliferation in the Debates

8/5/2019
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During one of the Democratic Presidential primary debates, Elizabeth Warren and Governor Whats-his-name sparred over nuclear weapons, no-first use and deproliferation. Aaron, Anne and Jeffrey discuss the use of jargon in gate-keeping and the merits of various proposals relating to no first use. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:25:16

CTBTO 2019

7/10/2019
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Jeffrey and Anne attended the CTBTO's 2019 Science and Technology Conference in Vienna, which means this is another Wienerpod! Aaron calls in to get the lowdown on the state of the CTBT and the evolving technological environment for nuclear test detection. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:35:07

First Combat Use: Turkey's Bora Missile

6/26/2019
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Turkey used a ballistic missile, the Bora, for the first time in combat. Launch a missile, get a pod! Aaron, Anne and Jeffrey discuss the Bora, geolocating the launch site, and the state of missile proliferation in the Middle East. Our 2017 episode on the Bora. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:35:02

Low-yield Nuclear Testing in Russia?

6/14/2019
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The United States intelligence community, or a portion of it, has concluded that Russia is conducting very low-yield nuclear tests. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss past allegations of nuclear testing, open source monitoring of Russia's nuclear test site at Novaya Zemlya and how the Trump Administration might change its mind on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:52:39

Middle East Missile Map

5/24/2019
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If see any news coverage about missile threats in the Middle East, nine times out of ten it is Iran's missiles that are in the news. But Iran is just one of many countries in the region. Egypt, Israel, Turkey Saudi Arabia and Syria all produce, to one degree or another, their own missiles. And there are more states like Yemen, the UAE and Qatar that have imported missiles. CNS and the Nuclear Threat Initiative are launching a Middle East Missile Map to explore the regional context of...

Duration:00:36:44

Iran and (more) Nuclear Archive

5/15/2019
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A nuclear archive. JCPOA news. B-52 bomber task forces. A naval armada. And Scuds on ships. What could go wrong? To break down all things Iran, Jeffrey and Aaron spoke about the latest happenings in and with Iran. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:54:27

North Korea's New Short-Range Missile

5/8/2019
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Launch a missile, get a podcast. North Korea launched a short-range missile over the weekend and a Planet satellite was there to see it. Jeffrey and Anne discuss the one in a million picture, the missile itself and what it might mean for the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea as agreed (or not) by Chairman Kim. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:26:27

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Nuclear

4/11/2019
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The Trump Administration approved some 810s to Saudi Arabia. And INVAP is building a low power research reactor in Riyadh. What's an 810? What's INVAP? It's complicated. You'll just have to listen to the podcast as Jeffrey and Aaron discuss how people are over-reacting to the latest Saudi nuclear news while also noting that it is time for Saudi Arabia to put in place a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA. Well, Saudi already has a CSA. Like we said, its complicated. Support...

Duration:00:45:11

Mission Shakti: The Indian Anti-Satellite Test

3/29/2019
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Test a missile, get a pod. Kill a satellite? Get a podcast with a special guest. Ankit Panda joins Aaron and Jeffrey to discuss India's recent anti-satellite test. Also, Jeffrey says he told you so. (Again.) Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:35:55

Trump-Kim II: The Scapegoat Rodeo

3/4/2019
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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!

Duration:00:37:28

IP3, YEAH YOU KNOW ME

2/28/2019
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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 technology. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:48:07

The Demise of the INF and the Munich Security Conference

2/22/2019
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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 Modes, Asia Edition Pulling Out of the INF Tightening the Screws on the INF An Era Without Arms Control? The INF, NATO, and the MSC The...

Duration:00:34:53

KCN-eh? January's other North Korea Developments

2/18/2019
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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!

Duration:00:48:45

From Bone Saws to Ballistic Missiles

1/25/2019
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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!

Duration:00:35:14

Avangard: A Boost-Guide Primer

1/23/2019
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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 actually look like. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:43:31

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

1/9/2019
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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 letters” and a finger-heart. So what does 2019 have in store for us? Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:41:51

North Korea's Expanding Missile Base

12/12/2018
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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 can be used to support the policy process and hold leaders feet to the fire. Support us over at Patreon.com/acwpodcast!

Duration:00:34:43

KCN-eh? November's other North Korea Developments

12/6/2018
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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: Pompeo says meeting with Kim Yong Chol is postponed. Mattis announces that a ...

Duration:00:45:04