Tension boiled over at the Shangri La Dialogue last week. Are the tensions a cause for concern in the arms control community? Is China ready for primetime? And how should the US react, should one its allies in the region decide to leave the NPT?

This week, Jeffrey and Aaron discuss the United States’ pivot to Asia and how the Shangri La brouhaha could impact arms control and nonproliferation.

Jeffrey and Aaron discussed a number of articles during the podcast:

David Santoro, “Will America’s Asian Allies Go Nuclear?,” The National Interest, January 30, 2014.

Elbridge Colby, “Choose Geopolitics Over Nonproliferation,”  The National Interest, February 18, 2014.

Podcast alert: James M. Acton, Michael D. Swaine, Phillip Saunders, Lora Saalman, Michael McDevitt, “China’s Hypersonic Weapons Development,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 8, 2014.

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