Links – August 30, 2017

Ugh. I am tired of photos of Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, and missiles flying. So no photo today.

The Cold War and America’s Delusion of Victory.  From a new book.

Trump’s Business Record in Russia Is Humiliating.

Take Preventive War With North Korea Off the Table.

Why Kim Jong Un Isn’t Afraid of Donald Trump.

This Missile Could Reach California. But Can North Korea Use It With a Nuclear Weapon? Good backgrounder.

Will Nuclear Testing at Punggye-ri Trigger a Volcanic Eruption from Mt. Paektu?   Spoiler: No

Siegfried Hecker’s estimate of North Korean nukes and what to do about them.

I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare. That’s from Jeffrey Lewis. Mine too.

More from Ariane Tabatabai on translating what the Iranians say. 

What Trump may do rather than bluntly declare Iran out of compliance.

Reports that Russia just destroyed Syria’s last two chemical weapons sites aren’t quite correct.

Construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting Russia and Crimea, continues.

Explaining American actions in Afghanistan the way we explain other countries’ actions.

Debunking the Wikileaks report about Robert MuellerDebunking the Wikileaks report about Robert Mueller that I debunked in May.

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