NUKES OF HAZARD PODCAST:
In 1961, the Soviet Union tested the largest nuclear weapon in history. At about 3,800 times more powerful than the bombs used against Japan, the effects were unimaginable. This episode dives into this, and other harrowing stories of nuclear testing, and includes an interview with Dr. Michael Mills, a scientific expert on the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war — known as nuclear winter. Listen on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud.
In an op-ed in POLITICO, Amb. Thomas Graham Jr., a Center National Advisory Board Member, and Bernadette Stadler, the Center’s Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow explain why expanding missile defense could lead to a new arms race. To read the op-ed, click here.
Previous Quiz Winner: No one correctly answered last week’s Center quiz. North Korea has conducted 10 ballistic missile tests so far in 2017.
This Week’s Quiz: In which year did the United States ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)?
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WHAT WE ARE READING:
Last month, a group of senators led by Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the “Advancing American Missile Defense Act” (AAMDA); the bill calls for expanding Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), mandating billion in spending on an unproven system with a troubled development history. To learn more, click here.
On June 20, Center Chair, Edward Levine was part of a panel discussion on Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Negotiation & Ratification, part of a day-long State Department forum on “The CWC 1997-2017: Progress, Challenges, and Reinforcing the Global Norm against Chemical Weapons.” Levine discussed the lessons to be learned from the Senate’s consideration of the Chemical Weapons Convention 20 years ago.