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The Prague Agenda in a Post-Truth World

Arms Control Wonk
February 6, 2017
By Joshua Pollack

In 2009, President Obama stood at Hrad?any Square in Prague and told a crowd of 20,000 that “the United States will take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons.” The nuclear-policy agenda from that speech worried deterrence advocates but inspired those seeking hope and change for disarmament. Even the Norwegian Nobel Committee cited Obama’s Prague nuclear agenda in awarding him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
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