Mar 28, 2022
Briahna speaks with Joe Cirincione, distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington, D.C & former president of The Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution, about the cold hard facts of hot nuclear war. How is the security of "mutually assured destruction" being undermined by the manufacture of "mini" nukes? How does one morally justify the United States sending weapons to Ukraine? What is the litmus test for US intervention, and how is the ongoing brinkmanship between nuclear powers not a version of the classic Star Trek episode A Taste of Armageddon, in which citizens are killed via cold calculations in order to justify political concessions? How many deaths have to occur before inevitable concessions are made?
Produced by Armand Aviram.
Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).