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The Nuclear Decade in Review

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Release Date: 12/30/2019

Exploding Budgets show art Exploding Budgets

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Trump's new budget request calls for $75 billion in nuclear weapons spending. William Hartung returns to discuss the exploding nuclear budget: why it's happening, what it means for spending on other things, and why it's so dangerous. Early Warning features Tom Collina and Erica Fein discussing the budget request, and legislation to outline a progressive foreign policy for the US. Read more about the exploding military budget: https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/pentagon-military-spending/

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What does a feminist foreign policy look like, and what would it mean for nuclear policy? Joe Cirincione and Michelle Dover sit down for an in-depth interview with Lyric Thompson, the director of policy and advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women, to answer these questions. Early Warning features Tom Collina and Hans Kristensen discussing the impending collapse of New START, the exploding nuclear weapons budget, and the risks of keeping US nuclear weapons in Europe.

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In a special episode of Press The Button, we announce the planned retirement of Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione. Cirincione's career spans over four decades as a foreign policy analyst, national security staffer in Congress, and a frequent expert commentator in print and on air. He looks back at his time leading Ploughshares Fund and analyzes what lies ahead in a short interview with co-host Michelle Dover.

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Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, and Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the UN, join Press the Button for a conversation on nuclear weapons and climate change. Robinson and Ban lead The Elders, a group of independent global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights. Early Warning features John Carl Baker and Mana Mostatabi analyzing the ramifications of US policy toward Iran and how the anti-war movement has responded to the threat of war.

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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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Can the NPT Survive? show art Can the NPT Survive?

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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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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.