Long reads for your weekend:

The bombing of Nagasaki – from Alex Wellerstein and Ellen Bradbury.

Mark Galeotti weighs leaks and actions in the killing of Boris Nemtsov and the rivalry between the Russian security services and Ramzan Kadyrov. Michael Krepon on the politics of the Iran deal. The comments from Tom are helpful, too.

Sofi Oksanen and Masha Gessen on what Finlandization really means. This is what some advocate for Ukraine, but the Finns can now be honest about what it was: oppression by the Soviet Union.

Mikhail Gorbachev on denuclearization. Worth reading this for a Russian viewpoint.

Mark Galeotti weighs leaks and actions in the killing of Boris Nemtsov and the rivalry between the Russian security services and Ramzan Kadyrov.

Update: And this is cool – Why did the United States abandon a lead in reactor design? By me.

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