Chernobyl: The First Domino in the Fall of the Soviet Union


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This event was recorded live on September 14, 2022 at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. _About the Lecture_ The paper sets the stage for the stressors the Soviet Union was dealing with in the 1980s and dives into how Chernobyl not only accelerated, but caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. The straw that broke the camel’s back as it were. The Soviet Union’s love of secrets and deception would become their undoing as their web of lies became exposed to the world following the accident. _About the Speaker_ *Wendell P. Bryant III* is an M.A. candidate for Statecraft and National Security Affairs, focusing on National Defense. His primary interest is the emerging technologies in cyberwarfare namely Artificial Intelligence and Mass Data Collection, and ultimately their significant importance in continuing to ensure U.S. national security now and into the future. Originally from Tennessee and a Captain in the United States Army, he enjoys all sports with a special place in his heart for Ultimate Frisbee, an avid lover of movies and shows, video games, reading, writing, food experimentation, socializing, poker, and politics. IWP Admissions: Support IWP: