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By David Patrikarakos  


On North Korea’s recent nuclear test

Unconfirmed reports today suggest that North Korea has detonated a nuclear device. The country’s new agency reported the test as a success, while western analysis of the shockwave suggests that the device may have “fizzled”—that is, the bomb core may not have undergone fission. North Korea’s test is cause for profound concern and in the coming days the most important reaction will be that of China, on which North Korea depends. It is also a stark reminder that the science of fission and the technological knowhow…

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