Something that critics of the Iran nuclear agreement and this week’s report on Iran’s nuclear weapons work leave out is all the sources of intelligence beyond the IAEA. This week’s IAEA report agrees pretty closely with the 2007 US intelligence estimate. Here’s a good summary of takeaways. And, David Sanger, “fuel compression test”? Really? I always thought that referred to gasoline properties… Read More
The IAEA report on the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program is out. It says that Iran had a coordinated program for investigating the development of a nuclear bomb until 2003, scattered experiments without a program structure until 2009, and nothing after 2009.
Here are my early observations. Read More
I love Ilya Repin’s work. His “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmet IV of Turkey” (above) is just wonderful. Look at the expressions on those faces. Exactly the way I imagine some people, and sometimes feel, on the internet. The only thing that could make it better would be to include women, which was not a thing in his time. Read More