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The nuclear weapons, arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast. Companion to the popular Arms Control Wonk blog (www.armscontrolwonk.com). Hosted by Jeffrey Lewis & Aaron Stein.

Arms Control Wonk Jeffrey Lewis & Aaron Stein

    • Новости

The nuclear weapons, arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast. Companion to the popular Arms Control Wonk blog (www.armscontrolwonk.com). Hosted by Jeffrey Lewis & Aaron Stein.

    Biden and the Bomb

    Biden and the Bomb

    Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. While the popular perception of Biden is that he's quite moderate, on nuclear issues he's always been relatively progressive.
    Aaron and Jeffrey discuss Biden and bomb.
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    • 29 мин.
    The PLA Rocket Force's Rapid Expansion

    The PLA Rocket Force's Rapid Expansion

    China's People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) has been very busy in the last few years, testing new high-tech missiles and standing up new launch brigades. 
    Superproducer Scott joins Jeffrey and Anne to talk about reports of the PLARF test launching over 100 missiles in 2019, rapidly expanding since 2017, and some of the data issues with analysis of the PRC's nuclear and missile arsenal. 
    Links of Note:
    The PLARF launched over 100 missiles in 2019: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/02/50ceb602df35-china-fires-over-100-missiles-in-2019-far-more-than-us.html
    The PLARF stands up 11 brigades since 2017: https://www.popsci.com/story/blog-eastern-arsenal/china-missile-force-growing/
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    • 36 мин.
    Visualizations and Verification

    Visualizations and Verification

    James Palmer of the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment joins the ACW trio to talk about the importance of 3D modelling and data visualization, including recreations of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site and virtual reality training simulations.
    Links of Note, Courtesy of James Palmer:
    Enhanced briefings for a CTBTO On-site Inspection SnT2017  (Palmer and Stevanović). How to put technical data into an enhanced briefing (Palmer and Stevanović). Posters with example images (click ‘Download Poster’ on page): https://ctnw.ctbto.org/DMZ/abstract/21428 https://ctnw.ctbto.org/DMZ/abstract/20088 Presenting work on the DPRK test site destruction event SnT2019 (Palmer and Selby). Comparative talk for test site, showing 3D visualisation capability at SnT2015 (Pabian), from 3 minutes 20 seconds in. Software discussed during podcast.
    GeoVisionary: https://www.virtalis.com/products/geovisionary/
    Cesium: https://cesium.com/
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    • 34 мин.
    Iran's Space Launchers and Solid Missiles

    Iran's Space Launchers and Solid Missiles

    Iran tested a satellite launch vehicle, and it failed. But this isn't a reason to cheer.
    Iran showed off a lot of goodies this month, pointing to an active solid-propellant missile program and has no said a future satellite launch is going to use a solid-propellant space launch vehicle. 

    This is bad news.
    Aaron and Jeffrey talk about Iran's space program and why we should embrace the Simorgh and worry about the future.
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    • 32 мин.
    Investigating PS752 with Open-Source Intelligence

    Investigating PS752 with Open-Source Intelligence

    After the Iranian ballistic missile raid on U.S. forces in Iraq, the IRGC appears to have accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner flying out of Tehran. The Iranian government took about 3 days to admit that it was shot down, initially denying that it was shot down.
    Prior to the admission, the Arms Control Wonk Podcast slack channel jumped on the case and started a collaborative open-source intelligence effort to figure out what actually had happened and if Iran's denial held water.
    Friend of the pod Patrick Kerley joins Jeffrey to talk about the Arms Control Wonk Podcast slack channel's collaborative OSINT efforts at tracking down details of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, including tracking flight paths, pulling satellite imagery, and locating videos based on sound cues. 
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    • 32 мин.
    Iran’s Missile Strikes in Iraq

    Iran’s Missile Strikes in Iraq

    As it turns out, the ACW trio thinks that Iran’s missiles are accurate. Super accurate. As Anne flies across the United States, Aaron and Jeffrey spoke about Iran’s ballistic missile strikes Ain Assad Air Base in Iraq, why the strike on Erbil may have been an outlier, and how nobody is in control of escalation.
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    • 47 мин.

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