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Jan 11, 2020

Tariq Rauf is an expert on nuclear weapons and the unending struggle to restrain and abolish them all. He and Metta Spencer talk about politics of disarmament and their dismay about the modernizing of these weapons and the new hypersonic missiles. Rauf predicts that the upcoming Non-Proliferation Review Conference...


Dec 22, 2019

Mukti Suvedi and Sharad Neupana are Nepalese peace and development workers. Metta called them in Kathmandu and learned about Mukti's project: rebuilding a town that had been leveled by an earthquake. Sharad does peace work with youth. One technique is simply getting kids from different castes to play football together....


Jun 25, 2019

Could a hacker break into the nuclear weapons control of the US or Russia and launch a nuclear war? The answer is: Maybe. Andrew Futter, a professor in Britain addressed that question in his book, Hacking the Bomb, and discusses it with Hans-Christian Breede, a professor at Canada's Royal Military College, and...


Jun 17, 2019

Erika Simpson and Metta discuss their common concerns as academic Canadian peace researchers — the recent meeting of the Canadian Peace Research Association, the recent prepcom for the NPT review conference (which fails, portending another failure next year) and Erika's research at NATO.


Jun 11, 2019

Andre Kamenshikov is a Russian peace worker in Ukraine. He and Metta discuss the attitudes of the people they know about such issues as climate change, the conflict in the Donbas region, the trees along Russia's border with China, and why Andre envied his high school friend for living closer to the subway.