Join Rachel Oswald, Congressional Quarterly foreign policy reporter, and Tom Hundley, Pulitzer Center senior editor, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, for an in-depth discussion on the latest nuclear arms race, whether rhetorical or actual. Moderated by Hunter College Distinguished Lecturer Sissel McCarthy.
While the world is transfixed by the nuclear weapons crisis in North Korea, potential trouble is brewing to the south. For decades, South Korea has relied on the U.S. nuclear umbrella as protection against North Korea. But as dictator Kim Jong Un moves ever closer to acquiring long-range nuclear weapons, a rising chorus of hawkish voices in South Korea is calling for the development of its own nuclear arsenal.
Oswald has spent time covering the continual rise of a Cold War rhetoric in Russia, investigating ongoing Russian efforts to build and protect their nuclear, chemical, and biological arsenals, in her Pulitzer Center-sponsored project The Return of Cold War Nuclear Fears,
Hundley's nuclear coverage shifts from the more obvious targets like Russia, Iran, or North Korea, and moves to India and Pakistan. In his project, Pakistan and India: The Real Nuclear Challenge, Hundley reported over the nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan, showing a broader picture in the nuclear arms race.
This event is organized by the Pulitzer Center, in collaboration with Guttman Community College, Hunter College and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Guttman and Hunter are partners in the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium network.