Articles I’ve enjoyed this week. Load them on your mobile device and enjoy them at the beach.
A Swap for Zanzibar by Neal Ascherson in the London Review of Books
The Paradox of the Elephant Brain by Suzana Herculano-Houzel at mitp.nautil.us
The Origin Story of Animals Is a Song of Ice and Fire by Ed Yong at theatlantic.com
Once upon a time in 1989 by Slavenka Drakulić at eurozine.com
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Zapad 2017 by Michael Kofman at War on the Rocks
Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset by Christian Neef at Spiegel
This Pacific Island Is Caught in a Global Power Struggle (And It’s Not Guam) by Daniel Lin at nationalgeographic.com