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Hello Barack. Why did you shoot Boris Nemsov?

Hello Barack. Why did you shoot Boris Nemsov?

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Early Reaction To Boris Nemtsov’s Murder

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Among the people I follow, the reaction to Boris Nemtsov’s murder a short distance from the Kremlin is surprisingly uniform:

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That Dress

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There’s some science and some perception involved in the question that seized the internet last night: what color is this dress? Continue reading That Dress

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Links – February 27, 2015

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I’m trying something new here. Continue reading Links – February 27, 2015

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Diplomacy In The Age Of Social Media

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Diplomacy has traditionally been conducted behind closed doors, by an elite trained in the trade. But the internet is changing that. Not everyone recognizes that change, and none of us know how it will turn out. Here are a few observations from the past week or so. Continue reading Diplomacy In The Age Of Social Media

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Working Toward A March Deadline: Iran Nuclear Talks

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Intensive talks just ended in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program. Continue reading Working Toward A March Deadline: Iran Nuclear Talks

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Can Russia Afford Its Reactor Exports?

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Nuclear power is one of Russia’s few manufacturing exports. Because its oil exports are such a large part of its foreign trade, it is now being buffeted by the oil price decrease. Increasing its manufacturing exports would help to counter those swings. Continue reading Can Russia Afford Its Reactor Exports?

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We Make The News!

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Today’s New York Times has an article by C. J. Chivers and Eric Schmitt, “C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons,” which quotes Cheryl.

The chemical weapons in question are old, old ones from before the first Gulf War. The CIA was surprised that there was still some sarin in some of them. The photo is from the article.

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Sunday Comics

Untying the Knot with China - Song Yen

Untying the Knot with China – Song Chen

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