Did Ukraine Make a Mistake by Giving Up Nuclear Weapons?

Special Episode

In the 90s, Ukraine made the decision to dismantle the thousands of former Soviet nuclear weapons left on its territory. Nearly 3 decades later, Russia has invaded Ukraine using its own nuclear arsenal to bully other nations from interceding. In this special episode of AT THE BRINK, we explore whether Ukrainian denuclearization was a fateful mistake and if a nuclear Ukraine could have prevented the Russian invasion.

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Hibakusha

In August 1945, over 200,000 people were killed by atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Understand these weapons through the eyes of three Hiroshima survivors.

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The Iran Deal

Blocking a Persian Bomb Donald Trump called it “the worst deal ever negotiated”. Benjamin Netanyahu called it an “embarrassment” which “paves Iran’s path to the bomb”; Lindsey Graham called it “a death sentence for Israel”. They were talking about the JCPOA, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, an…

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Project Sapphire

A Secret Mission to Thwart Nuclear Terrorism Early in 1994, Andy Weber was serving in Kazakhstan as U.S. political-military attaché, when his auto mechanic asked if he wanted to buy some uranium. There was a wild-west atmosphere in this brand new country, with lots of black market activity and scamming, but Weber knew that Kazakhstan…

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