Russ Wellen holds down the “Nukes and Other WMD’s” desk at the Faster Times, and writes “The Deproliferator” for Scholars & Rogues and other blogs. He is an advisor to the Madrona Institute and co-moderates Terralist.
Hamas Pulls Rug Out From Under IDF Chief of Staff
Hamas chief frustrates IDF chief by removing reasons for attacking Gaza.
Diplomats’ Reports in the Cold War Years: Indispensable or Exercise in Futility?
In her new book, Foreign Policy in Focus columnist Hannah Gurman explores the effects of diplomats’ reports on U.S. foreign policy since World War II.
Once-Great Journalist Shawcross Now Receives John Yoo Seal of Approval
William Shawcross was on board with the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies.
Ron Paul’s Anti-War Stance Is to Progressives as Atheism Is to . . .
A personal post on the similarities with which a progressive experiences libertarianism and atheism.
When Diplomacy With Iran Was Not Only Legal, But Painless
The consequences of the Iran Threat Reduction Act’s provision for outlawing diplomacy with Iran could be dire.
Jaczko Jacked up: Nuclear Energy Mugs Regulatory Commish
Working through his fellow commissioners, nuclear energy political operatives have attacked Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Gregory Jaczko.
Cracks in the Argument That Iran Is Realist and Rational?
Has an apocalyptic element surged to the fore in Iran?
Army Riflemen: No Trigger Finger Too Quick
The Army’s impending switch to a fully automatic option on its rifles poses new dangers.
Is the U.S. Resigned to Cleaning up Mess Israel Makes by Attacking Iran?
If Israel attacks Iran, the United States will be left holding the bag.
Did the “Godfather” of Pakistan’s Nuclear-Weapons Program Aid India’s, Too?
AQ Khan may have sold nuclear know-how and technology to India.
Nuclear Weapons Make Rulers of States That Possess Them Hitlers Waiting to Happen
Hitler’s ghost and nuclear weapons.
The Burr in Iran’s Saddle: Selective Enforcement of the NPT
The West’s refusal to engage in substantive disarmament undermines its credibility to Iran.
Lost in Transition? Nork’s Nuclear Command and Control
The West tries to reassure itself that North Korea’s nuclear weapons won’t get lost in the shuffle of succession.
The Year’s End Brings Real Disarmament That You Can Touch and Feel
Defense cuts — especially to nuclear weapons — are the silver lining of our economic crisis.
The Kims: Like Grandfather, Like Son?
Kim Jong-un may be modeling himself afer his country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.
Will Pakistan Counter India’s “Water Bomb” With a Nuclear Bomb?
Indian dams threaten Pakistani water sources.
MEK May Be a Terrorist Organization, But It Doesn’t Deserve to Be Butchered
The MEK has been stranded in Iraq by the United States.
IT Systems Are Just as Important to Flow of Oil as Straits of Hormuz
The oil industry becomes more susceptible to sabotage every day.