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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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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Modernizing Doomsday

As the Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight than ever before, the United States is preparing to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild a nuclear arsenal that was originally intended to fight the Cold War.

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Loose Nukes

Mission: remove 4,000 so-called “loose nukes” from former Soviet states. Tactics: relationships, innovative policy, and a tight timeline. This is the story of the most successful denuclearization operation ever.

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