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Radio Curious discusses the contradictions in U.S. nuclear weapons policy with author and professor Dr. Seyom Brown, who is currently an adjunct senior fellow at the American Security Project, in Washington, D.C.
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor, is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
Contradictions in the United States' nuclear weapons policy is the subject of this edition of Radio Curious. Our guest is Dr. Seyom Brown, who during the past 55 years has taught at major universities, been a special adviser to the Department of Defense and Department of State, and has written twelve books on the United States' foreign policy and international relations.
Dr. Seyom Brown is currently an adjunct senior fellow at the American Security Project, in Washington, D.C. and previously held senior research and policy analysis positions at the RAND Corporation, the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Kennedy School of Government. He has served as a Special Assistant in the Office of International Security Affairs at the Department of Defense, and to the Director of Policy Planning in the Department of State. Dr. Brown has also taught at Harvard, Brandeis, John Hopkins, Columbia, University of Chicago, and UCLA.
His current work is the study of and writing about what he describes as the “disturbing contradictions” in United States' nuclear weapons policy. When we visited in the studios of Radio Curious on July 4, 2014, I asked him to explain and discuss these contradictions.
The book Dr. Seyom Brown recommends is “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons,” by Ward Wilson.
The article to which he refers in this interview, "Beyond MAD: Obama's Risky --But Realistic --Effort to Reduce the Role of Nuclear Weapons," is found in the December 2013 issue of Survival Magazine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2013.862949.
You also may hear two 1995 Radio Curious interviews with Dr. Seyom Brown discussing President Clinton's foreign policy on our website. www.radiocurious.org.
For full disclosure, Dr. Seyom Brown is the uncle to Radio Curious host and producer, Barry Vogel.
Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in it's 24th year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is www.radiocurious.org. If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas. Radio Curious 280 N. Oak St. Ukiah, Ca 95482. (707) 462-6541.