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.


Hey, Syrians, What Are You Complaining About? At Least Deraa Is Not Hama

Though not as iron-fisted as his father, Syrian President Assad is still lethal.

Fukushima: Where Do Aliens Store Their Spent Fuel Rods?

As the Japanese nuclear crisis sheds light on nuclear safety, one issue, in particular, has been nudged into the spotlight.

Thanks to Fukushima Light Shed on U.S. Nuclear Facility Located on a Volcano

Seismic concerns grow over U.S. national nuclear labs.

Fukushima: Which Is It? “Certain level of success” or “crisis still not resolved”?

Both a surfeit and a shortage of water have been the problem in Japan lately.

In the End, Fukushima a Gift to the Nuclear Energy Industry?

It could turn into the gift that keeps on giving for the nuclear energy industry and its advocates.

For Clue to How U.S. Would Respond to Its Own Fukushima, Look at Financial Crisis

Will Fukushima be a “teaching moment” for the United States?

Fukushima: How Can It Be So Hard to Keep Water in a Pool?

It’s hard for non-techies to understand why keeping fuel rods covered with water is a problem.

Japan Nuclear Crisis Obscures Greatest Nuclear Energy Threat of All

Remember the threat of terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants?

Monbiot May Be Right, But He’s Not Doing Anti-Nuclear Forces Any Favors

By the eminent British environmental writer’s calculation, nuclear energy may be preferable to coal.

Pro-Nuclear Energy Forces Barely Pause to Rubberneck at Fukushima

Fukushima has been but a minor inconvenience to nuclear energy advocates.

Worse Than a Meltdown? Could Be, Reports “Hysterical” New York Times

Nuclear reactors fail you just when you need them most.

When Even Lieberman Is Concerned, the Nuclear Renaissance Is in Trouble

Will Japan’s crippled reactors slow the renewed rush to nuclear energy?

Whipping Wisps Into Storm Clouds: Iran and the “Alleged Studies”

As with Iraq, U.S. and Israel extrapolating shreds of evidence against Iran into a casus belli.

Will Fukushima Reactor Crisis Finally Sour Japanese on All Things Nuclear?

The video of Fukushima exploding gone viral can’t be good for the nuclear energy industry.

Putin’s Extravagant Proposal to Abolish Visas Echoes Gorbachev and Nukes

Prime Minister Putin one-ups Vice President Biden.

One of Hiroshima’s Objectives: To Prove the Manhattan Project Wasn’t a Money Pit

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Congress believed that the Manhattan Project was money well-spent.

Hey, Dude, Who Stole My Islamophobia?

Western media has been trying to take the Islam out of recent Arab uprisings.

Beneath Shortening the War and Shocking the Soviet Union Lay Another Reason for Hiroshima

The atomic bombs we dropped on Japan may have been all about Russia.

Not Only al Qaeda But West on Outside Looking in at Libyan Opposition

Al Qaeda is itching to become a player in Libya.

Loose Nuclear Ends

Assorted emissions and discharges from the world of nuclear weapons.