The NIDS View

by James C. Petrosky

The NIDS View is meant to give listeners inside access to the thoughts and ideas of the member-practitioners of NIDS including our Fellows, Analysts, and Interns. For each episode we pick a current deterrence topic and have a cordial, exciting and sometimes funny discussion. Each episode is a stand-alone topical and is expected to increase awareness of deterrence thinking, expand the next generation of deterrence professiona ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • We Are Not on a Glidepath to Disarmament

    We Are Not on a Glidepath to Disarmament

    Adam, Curtis, and Jim engage in a thought-provoking discussion on Dr. Brad Roberts' article "The Next Chapter in US Nuclear Policy." They dissect Dr. Roberts' adversaries' theory of victory, the complexities of nuclear disarmament, and the crucial role of a credible deterrent.

  • Does the Lack of a “Two-War Strategy” Erode Extended Deterrence?

    Does the Lack of a “Two-War Strategy” Erode Extended Deterrence?

    Adam, Curtis, and Jim assess David Trachtenberg's article "how the lack of a two-war strategy erodes extended deterrence and assurance" and discuss the implications for national security strategy.

  • China's Nuclear Arsenal Expansion

    China's Nuclear Arsenal Expansion

    Adam, Alex, and Curtis discuss China's nuclear arsenal expansion, their motives, and the need for the US to address the issue.

  • National Security News Round Up (June 2024)

    National Security News Round Up (June 2024)

    Curtis and Kirk discuss several current national security news topics occurring in June 2024. The new annual SIPRI report release, NATO's call for more nukes (and Russia's response), and Putin's latest peace negotiation offer. https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2024/role-nuclear-weapons-grows-geopolitical-relations-deteriorate-new-sipri-yearbook-out-now https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/nato-talks-put-nuclear-weapons-standby-boss-tells-uks-telegraph-2024-06-17/ https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/14/russias-putin-outlines-conditions-for-peace-talks-with-ukraine.html

  • Are ICBMs a Relic of the Past?

    Are ICBMs a Relic of the Past?

    Adam, Curtis, and Jim discuss an article by Peter Huessy in response to an article by Tara Drozdenko arguing for the elimination of the ICBM leg of the triad.