More analysis of Russia’s drawdown in Syria from Paul Pillar, Dmitry Gorenberg and Michael Kofman, Samuel Greene, and Pavel Baev. Also Mark Galeotti on Russian Spetznaz (special forces) in Syria. Samuel Greene’s piece is particularly worth reading in terms of strategy. World leaders seldom act out of petty spite or revenge.
The nuclear deal, through Iranians’ eyes. Lovely photo essay. Top photo from here.
Declassified: The Carter administration’s efforts to keep Taiwan from moving toward nuclear weapons. The documents are here.