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Misunderstanding the bomb: How we've learned the wrong lessons about nuclear deterrence and arms control

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March 02, 2020

Brendan Green

Hosted by Todd Sechser

As great power rivalry returns to the forefront of world politics, the same incentives that produced the late Cold War nuclear arms race may well arise again. Understanding the Cold War’s lessons about the bomb could be critical to managing nuclear dangers today.