Links – March 17, 2017

Banning nuclear testing: lessons from the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site. This is a good short history of the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site. Top photo by me: Lake Balapan, excavated by a nuclear device. It is almost exactly the same size as Sedan Crater at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, which was excavated similarly.

A short note: I probably won’t post anything next week, because I will be attending the Carnegie Conference on Nuclear Policy. I will be live-tweeting from there: @CherylRofer.

Yes, the media do underreport some terrorist attacks. Just not the ones most people think of.

Trump’s Jekyll and Hyde Foreign Policy.

One indicator of the infighting within the Trump administration.

What keeps Philip Coyle up at night about Trump and nuclear weapons.

Long read: The New NATO-Russia Military Balance: Implications for European Security.

How Russia and WikiLeaks Became Allies Against the West.

Anatoly Chernyaev, influential foreign policy aide to Mikhail Gorbachev, dies at 95. His life spanned so much history:

Anatoly Sergeevich Chernyaev was born in Moscow on May 25, 1921, into the family of a former tsarist officer.

Long read: Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death.





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