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.


Is Mumbai-Style Attack Scuttlebut Just Cover for Increased Drone Strikes?

By exactly what calculus do drone strikes in Pakistan make Europe safe from al Qaeda attacks?

Never Mind the Black Helicopters, Coming Soon to an Airspace Near You: Drones

Soon the U.S. and U.K. will be using drones on their own soil to monitor their own citizens.

Cyberwarfare Works on Same Premises as Nuclear War

Proliferation and deterrence apply to both.

Is It Time to Worry About Ahmadinejad’s Apparent Fanaticism?

Thought to be for show, Iran President Ahmadinejad’s extreme pronouncements haven’t been taken seriously by savvy Iran watchers.

Disingenuousness Rules the Nuclear Roost

IAEA states still refuse to pressure Israel to come clean about its nukes.

Is “Cyber Missile” Launched at Iran Israel’s Handiwork?

Whoever began a cyber war with Iran started off with a bang.

Getting History Right the First Time

Novelist Hans Fallada didn’t require much hindsight to divine the true nature of Nazi Germany.

CNN’s Michael Ware Tries to Force Iraq War Down Public’s Throat

A correspondent serves up the war straight — no chaser.

Would a U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Drive India Into China’s Arms?

A successful U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on keeping India in the loop.

An Off-Ramp From Our Iran Policy Could Take Us on the Scenic Route to Peace

Off-routes, third doors, and escape routes: alternatives to Washington’s Iran policy exist.

With Abuse of Palestinian Children, IDF Hits New Low

Reports that members of the IDF abuse Palestinian youths raises questions about the Israeli character and culture.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me — the Extinction of the Human Race?

A state may win a nuclear war, but it loses its soul.

Ahmadinejad’s Apocalypse-Soon Proclamations: For Real or a Joke?

Why do conservatives believe that Iran’s President Ahmadinejad seeks the end of the world?

How to Convince a State That Thinks It Wants Nuclear Weapons That It Really Doesn’t

There are plenty of options to prevent proliferation other than force.

Americans Don’t Really Believe There Is Such a Thing as a Moderate Muslim

Somehow Americans have missed the new that most Muslims don’t hate the United States.

When Nuclear Terrorism Isn’t Terrorism

What if a state emulated a terrorist group and tried to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S.?

The Worst of Both Worlds: The “Shimano Problem” Underscores Clash of Cultures When Buddhism Spread to West

Buddhist teachers — Eastern and Western alike — who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.

Et Tu, Buddha? Rationalizing Violence in Buddhism

However compassionate its origins, like all religions, Buddhism resorts to violence.

Why Don’t Iraqis and Afghans Embrace Democracy?

Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.

Bacevich Held Over Another Week!

When it comes to evaluating our military, Andrew Bacevich’s analyses are as accurate as they are eloquent.