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Fuel to the Fire

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Release Date: 11/26/2019

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How close is Iran to obtaining a nuclear weapon? Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, joins Joe Cirincione and Michelle Dover to debunk a few myths surrounding Iran and the bomb, and what 'breakout time' really means. Early Warning features Akshai Vikram and Andrey Baklitskiy discussing the future of US-Russia arms control and the role of nuclear weapons policy in the upcoming US presidential elections. Joe answers a question from Ariel in Maryland.

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Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former ambassador to NATO, joins co-host Joe Cirincione for a discussion on how the next US president should think about nuclear weapons policy, and how the US can begin working toward a nuclear-free world. Early Warning features Ploughshares Fund policy director Tom Collina and Kate Kizer of Win Without War on escalating tensions between US and Iran, and how last week's events have made us less safe.

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Joe Cirincione hosts a special crossover episode with The Bill Press Pod, a long-running program hosted by political commentator Bill Press. They take a deep dive into the national security crisis with Iran, and what lies ahead in the wake of Qasem Soleimani's killing.

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This week's episode is dedicated to the spiraling national security crisis with Iran following the US killing of Qasem Soleimani. Stephen Miles, the executive director of Win Without War, sits down with co-hosts Michelle Dover and Joe Cirincione to discuss what can be done to prevent further escalation. Early Warning features John Carl Baker and Ariane Tabatabai analyzing the abysmal results of President Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign, and how this may affect negotiations with North Korea.

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A special year-end episode of Press the Button features co-hosts Joe Cirincione and Michelle Dover looking back at major nuclear policy and national security events during the 2010s, and what we can look forward to in the new decade.

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Ambassador Susan Burk joins co-host Joe Cirincione for a discussion on the landmark Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Serving under President Barack Obama, Ambassador Burk was responsible for working with other states to strengthen the NPT. Early Warning features Akshai Vikram and Allegra Harpootlian discussing the costs of US foreign policy, and how India is being transformed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Joe and co-host Michelle Dover answer a question from Orion.

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Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, joins co-host Joe Cirincione for an exclusive interview on global security, and how globalization and technological advancement exacerbate already serious dangers from nuclear weapons, cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and automated weapons. Early Warning features Erica Fein and Geoffrey Wilson discussing what went wrong for House Democrats during negotiations for the final NDAA, and the bombshell report on the Afghanistan War.

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Kate Folb, director of Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), joins co-host Joe Cirincione to discuss HH&S's work linking screenwriters with the top experts on health, safety, and national security. Kate helped connect Joe with the producers of hit CBS political drama “Madam Secretary” to walk the showrunners through what would happen if the White House believed the United States was under nuclear attack. Early Warning features John Carl Baker and Gabrielle Tarini. Joe answers a question from Sean.

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Jeffrey Lewis, expert in nuclear nonproliferation and geopolitics, joins co-host Joe Cirincione for a wide-ranging discussion on national security, presidential authority, and how the next occupant of the White House should tackle nuclear policy issues. Early Warning features Tom Collina and Akshai Vikram discussing the ongoing protests in Iran and US nuclear policy, which currently allows the president absolute authority to launch nuclear weapons whenever they want, for whatever reason.

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John Glaser and Chris Preble of the Cato Institute join co-host Joe Cirincione for a discussion on the Trump Administration's effect on US foreign policy. Glaser and Preble are co-authors of Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse (and How We Can Recover). Early Warning features Tom Collina, Akshai Vikram, and Catherine Killough analyzing last week's Democratic presidential debate.

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John Glaser and Chris Preble of the Cato Institute join co-host Joe Cirincione for a discussion on the Trump Administration's effect on US foreign policy, and what it means for the theory of American primacy that Glaser and Preble argue has guided US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Glaser and Preble are co-authors of Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse (and How We Can Recover). Early Warning features our director of policy Tom Collina, Roger L. Hale Fellow Akshai Vikram, and Catherine Killough of Women Cross DMZ analyzing exchanges on North Korea and Iran during last week's Democratic presidential debate.