Weekend Reading – February 6, 2016

It’s Spring Festival in China. They’re celebrating with a missile launch (photo from here). So is North Korea, maybe to match the Super Bowl.

More about Ramzan Kadyrov.

What we’re learning about Russia’s military in Syria.

Long read: International Crisis Group – Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

How many nukes were at sea during the Cold War? Quite a few.

Classified information mishandled at Y-12.

Historical construction costs of global nuclear power reactors.

Science can quantify risks, but it can’t settle policy. Some nice examples of risks and values in play.

Added later: Timeline and comparison of various statements about the interception of the Bundy Gang leaders of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation and the death of LaVoy Finicum.

Another long read, with photos and video, about the movie “Doctor Strangelove.”

A big scientific fight, now in progress.

One comment

  1. The Blog Fodder · February 7, 2016

    Good articles about Russia and Ukraine. thanks

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