Nuclear Mangos

This blog is intended to provide reliable technical analysis of nuclear issues with non-state actors and nuclear beginner states. Some technical issues have important policy implications that citizens in a democracy should be able to make informed decisions about. The motivation for the blog has been the incredible amount of lies & hyperbole on the Iran situation of early 2006. The blog title is to remind you constantly of the quality of minds in charge of our nuclear security today.

Location: MA

Until recently I was a physics professor at Harvard, where I taught the nuclear and particle physics course, among others. I've recently left that position to work as an R&D physicist in security applications. I have never done classified weapons work.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Славься, страна!

Suppose I were a ruthless, pragmatic, possibly even cynical Russian leader. (Any similarity, express or implied, to persons living or dead, is of course purely coincidental.) Looking at the possible consequences of American military action in Iran I see: American bogged down in a ruinous war, a pariah to her former European allies, and a potential doubling of the value of newfound Russian oil wealth.

What's not to like?


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