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Episode 19 - Nuclear deterrence and proliferation The City Politics Podcast

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On July 16th 1945 the world’s first nuclear detonation was conducted in Jornada del Muerto Desert in New Mexico ushering in a new age for humanity. Nuclear weapons became a touchstone in global politics and culture during the Cold War but have since receded into the background. However, with the Russo-Ukrainian War escalating tensions between Moscow and NATO powers, the spectre of nuclear war is looming larger than it has in generations.

Today we will give you the City view on nuclear deterrence and proliferation.

Our guests are James Wirtz and Rebecca Davis Gibbons. James is a professor of International Politics and was Dean of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School. Rebecca Davis Gibbons is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and former associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

On July 16th 1945 the world’s first nuclear detonation was conducted in Jornada del Muerto Desert in New Mexico ushering in a new age for humanity. Nuclear weapons became a touchstone in global politics and culture during the Cold War but have since receded into the background. However, with the Russo-Ukrainian War escalating tensions between Moscow and NATO powers, the spectre of nuclear war is looming larger than it has in generations.

Today we will give you the City view on nuclear deterrence and proliferation.

Our guests are James Wirtz and Rebecca Davis Gibbons. James is a professor of International Politics and was Dean of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School. Rebecca Davis Gibbons is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine and former associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

29 min

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