Almost everyone has heard of Godzilla, even if they’ve never seen a Godzilla movie. What most people don’t know is the famous monster’s connection to nuclear weapons. Sixty-five years and 35 movies after its 1954 debut, Godzilla is still a mainstay in our summer movie rotation, but its origins have been all but erased. With […]
At the end of March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India had successfully shot down one of its own satellites with an anti-satellite weapon. We spoke with Ankit Panda to break down the test and what it means for broader security issues in South Asia.
At the launch of his Administration’s Missile Defense Review, President Trump declared that his goal is to intercept enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” In the nuclear world, that sounded a lot like President Reagan’s nearly 40-year-old missile defense plan, “Star Wars.” We explain President Trump’s likely unrealistic and potentially dangerous vision with our Senior Science […]
President Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a landmark agreement negotiated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. This episode dives into the consequences of the decision and what it could mean for broader nuclear arms control moving forward. We’re joined by two premier experts: Lynn […]
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy feared that 25 countries could possess nuclear weapons by the 1970’s. Today, nine countries have them. Many experts attribute this to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), an agreement that turns 50 this year. We explore the Treaty and its future with Ambassador Susan Burk and Ambassador Laura Kennedy. Can’t listen […]