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.


What if the United States Deployed a Nuclear Drone?

Imagine a drone equipped with a nuclear warhead.

Gie Her a Haggis! (Vintage Recipes for the Holiday)

Labor Day doesn’t have to be about barbecues.

Don’t Let Eugenicists Like the Discovery Channel Gunman Hijack the Overpopulation Issue

Some detect a eugenics agenda in concerns for overpopulation.

Viktor Bout, Much Bruited About by Far Left (and Right), Just a Fall Guy?

There may be both less and more to Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout than meets the eye.

Reader Challenge: Why Did al Qaeda Jump the Gun on U.S. Retreat From Iraq?

Why didn’t al-Qaeda wait until U.S. forces left before mounting its latest round of attacks?

How Nonproliferation Became a Dirty Word

Pro-nuclear forces twist the English language to their own uses.

Stripping End-Timers of Their Nuclear Ticket to Armageddon

Embracing Armageddon is fundamentally un-Christian.

Does the Right Really Believe That the Left Supports Jihad?

Some conservatives insist that progressives support jihad.

The Shameless Cynicism of Zeroing in on the Ground Zero Islamic Center

Attacking Cordoba House, the Ground Zero Islamic Center, may sabotage U.S. national security.

When Demography Shifts From a “Prized Asset” to a “Crippling Burden”

India offers rural couples cash in an attempt to curb overpopulation.

Los Alamos Watchdog Shoots an Arrow at the Beating Heart of Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear watchdog files a complaint against the Department of Energy to halt the construction of a facility for manufacturing nuclear pits.

Wanted: an Accurate Assessment of Arab-Iran Animosity

Is Arab-Iran animosity underestimated or overhyped?

Israel v. Palestine Brings Out the Jewish in Me

Jews who hold Jews to a higher standard are playing a dangerous game.

Where Does the Administration Get Off Calling Missile Defense “Proven”?

The Obama administration’s approach to missile defense may be a threat to national security.

How Much Less Revolutionary Could the Revolutionary Guard Be?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard gives Islam a black eye.

Whose Nukes Are You Calling Loose?

Its foreign ministry maintains that Russia is not the only country with a “loose nuke” problem.

Burma’s Ethnics: Score One for the Good, er, No-So-Bad Guys

The Karen ethnic group’s revolt against the Burma junta is the longest-running independence movement on earth.

GOP on START: Side Dish of Lard With That Pork, Please

Republicans are holding out for even more nuclear funds than the 15% increase to which Obama has already committed.

If They’d Listened to the Scientists We Might Not Need to Observe Hiroshima Day

Before the U.S. bombed Hiroshima, the opinions of Manhattan Project scientists were solicited.

“WikiLeaks is a criminal enterprise”

Conservatives are labeling WikiLeaks as not just a criminal enterprise, but a terrorist organization.