UVA Center for Politics: Did Russian Interference Affect the 2016 Election Results?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent testimony was a reminder that Russia attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and very well may try to do so again in 2020. This begs the question: Is there any evidence that Russian interference may have impacted the results, particularly in key states?

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above Manhattan?

Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles are believed to carry a total of approximately 1,000 strategic nuclear warheads that can hit the US less than 30 minutes after being launched. Of this total, about 700 warheads are rated at 800 kilotons; that is, each has the explosive power of 800,000 tons of TNT.

Steven Erlanger: Are We Headed for Another Expensive Nuclear Arms Race? Could Be.

After the recent death of the treaty covering intermediate-range missiles, a new arms race appears to be taking shape, drawing in more players, more money and more weapons at a time of increased global instability and anxiety about nuclear proliferation.

Simon Saradzhyan: How High Is Risk of Nuclear War Between Russia and US?

Whatever the risks of nuclear war, they are bound to grow further if the end of the INF Treaty is followed by the demise of New START and U.S. withdrawal from the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, according to Nunn and Moniz. I cannot agree more.

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