Global Journalist: Halting the spread of the bomb

Aug 13, 2015

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For more than 20 months, the world watched as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany hammered out a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. On this edition of Global Journalist, we take a look at the lessons learned in the global effort to halt the spread of nuclear weapons.

How have other countries been persuaded to give up pursuing the bomb? And will it ever be possible to achieve President Obama’s call for “A nuclear free world?”

Our guests this week:

  • Edwin Lyman, a nuclear proliferation expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
  • Philip Coyle, a former assistant secretary of defense and co-author of the book “The Challenges of Nuclear Non-proliferation.”
  • Rob Goldston, a professor of astrophysics at Princeton and the former director of the Energy Department’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.