Episode 04: Nuclear Deterrence and the War in Ukraine: A Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower

Aug 29 2022 • 39 mins


In this episode of Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower, hosts Sarah and Hanna are joined by Jeffrey Lewis, Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Jeffrey is also the founder of Arms Control Wonk, the leading blog and podcast on arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation.

Today's discussion topics include:

  • the implications of Russia's war against Ukraine and China's growing nuclear arsenal on the concept of nuclear deterrence;
  • the ways forward in dealing with Iran's nuclear program;
  • the challenges to arms control posed by disinformation;
  • the reasons why individuals matter in all of this;

And much more.