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.


Hiroshima and Nagasaki Sabotaged Prospects for a True Post-War Peace

What ostensibly won the war for the United States sowed seeds for future discord.

Should the Arms Control Community Back Off Missile Defense?

Targeting missile defense for elimination can come back to haunt disarmament advocates.

What the Army Thinks the Taliban Would Do With Data on Genitourinary Injuries

Why is the U.S. Army reluctant to discuss genitourinary injuries?

Bradley Manning: Death by Elastic Underwear Waistband

After all, Pfc. Manning has already harmed himself with his irony.

Waterboarding Next for Bradley Manning?

He’s seems to be suffering trickle-down effects from Abu Ghraib and Guanatamo.

We’re Being Out-Democracied

Tunisian students are energized by the prospect of participating in government.

Dirty Bombs, Despite Their Name, Not Sexy Enough

A dirty bomb bears no resemblance whatsoever to a sex bomb.

Leveraging Its Latest Nuclear Setback to Further Tighten the Screws on Iran

The Times’s Broad and Sanger, along with ISIS’s Albright, stoke the fires of Iran alarmism anew.

True Reason for China’s Appeal to American Industry Even More Shameful Than Low Wages

The corporate media is only too happy to perpetuate myths about U.S.-China relations.

Nonviolence Guru Gene Sharp Gets His Due

A humble political scientist created the world’s most widely used strategies for toppling authoritarian regimes.

Why Haven’t the Burmese Joined the Recent Wave of Pro-Democracy Protests?

Despite Burma’s ruling junta’s history of brutality, a dissident leader calls out his people.

Raymond Davis: Insert Your Conspiracy Theory Here

The Raymond Davis case is a magnet for conspiracy theories.

In Their Mutual Ambivalence Israel and Iran Are Mirrors of Each Other

Israel is conflicted about attacking Iran. Iran is undecided about developing nuclear weapons.

Is There Any Upside to Middle-East Protests for al-Qaeda?

Will al-Qaeda somehow find a way to turn the Middle-East protests to its advantage?

New U.S. Rebuke of Settlements a Product of Egypt Protests?

Washington calls Israeli settlements illegitimate, if not illegal.

Last Thing Washington Needs Is to Share Blame if Egypt Becomes Another Pakistan

Should the United States keep its distance from developments in Egypt?

What Would End-Timers Do Without the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation?

Nuclear weapons are tailor-made for evangelicals who believe in the Rapture.

Before There Was a Curveball There Was “Saddam’s Bombmaker”

There were forerunners to Curveball in greasing the skids to war with Iraq.

“I’m Taking You Out With a Drone to Save You From Torture”

Drone strikes “tidier” than torture.

Egypt Has Already Experienced Islamic Rule — and Found It Wanting

In part, Egyptians were protesting against President Mubarak’s form of Islam.