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The new arms race: A more dangerous world?

US President Donald Trump is planning one of the country's biggest defense budgets of all time. Is the world facing the threat of a new arms race between the US, Russia and China? Guests: Xanthe Hall (ICAN), Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings Institute), Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel).

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Constanze Stelzenmüller, is a political analyst from the Brookings Institution in Washington. She says: “The world has become a lot more dangerous in the last twelve months. Problems with effective arms control are only one of several reasons.”

 

Malte Lehming works as an author for the daily newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel”. He says: “None of the great powers profits from any kind of military escalation. The world is getting very unpredictable, not necessarily more dangerous.”

 

 

 

Xanthe Hall co-founded the German affiliate of ICAN, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for its work to ban nuclear weapons. She says: "Since the adoption by the UN of a nuclear ban last July, I am optimistic that nuclear weapons can be abolished in my lifetime."