Monthly Archives: November 2017

North Korea’s November 28 Hwasong-15 ICBM Test: Big Missile and Big Advance

North Korea’s new Hwasong-15 ICBM is, to be blunt, a big fucker. I write here a brief preliminary analysis. On November 28 North Korea test launched the new ICBM on a highly lofted trajectory reaching an apogee of 4,475km and … Continue reading

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Rationality and Nuclear Launch Authority

One of the more electorally telling advertisements in US political history was a 1964 LBJ campaign ad featuring a girl in the meadows picking away at a flower whilst an austere and mechanical voice in the background counts down to … Continue reading

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On the Ratko Mladic Guilty Verdict

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has found the former commander of the Army of the Republic of Srpska, General Ratko Mladic, guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. I am researching other topics more in … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Sixth Great Power: Bonn Climate Talks Show People Not Governments Can Save the Planet.

Science Magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has an article detailing the results of a paper on the discovery of a methane producing microbe living in an oxygen rich environment namely wetlands. This … Continue reading

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Will Nuclear Modernisation Nuke the Budget? The Narrow Basis of the Nuclear Modernisation Debate.

The Reagan administration turned the world’s leading creditor nation, the United States, into the world’s leading debtor nation with great haste and a key structural feature that underpinned this shift was the combination of supply side tax cuts for the … Continue reading

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Economic Growth and the Doomsday Argument

Say there are two lottery urns, one containing 1000 balls each numbered from 1 to 1000, and the other containing 10 balls each also numbered from 1 to 10. We have two individuals, one Alice the other Bob. Alice will … Continue reading

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Mnogostradalnaya: The Left and the Russian Revolution

November 07 2017 marks the centennial of the putsch of Lenin and Trotsky, sometimes called the “Russian Revolution” and at other times “The Great October Socialist Revolution,” which could only end in the imposition of terror as it in fact … Continue reading

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Russia and the US Trade Nuclear Exercises and Nuclear Weapon Upgrades

Whilst the world’s attention has been focused on North Korea and Iran, the big boys relatively quietly continue to sharpen their nuclear swords. Russia had tested an RS-24 Yars ICBM with what Moscow billed as an “experimental warhead,” and in … Continue reading

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