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 Countdown to Zero about nonproliferation for all — or just those with brown skin?
Like any tyrant, Kim Jong-il relies on numerous tools of authoritarian control to stay in power.
Unchecked growth in intelligence agencies even affects how those who live near them interact with neighbors.
House Republicans are sponsoring a resolution to make it that much easier to back an Israeli attack on Iran.
What will become of incarcerated Wikileaker SPC. Bradley Manning?
United States fail to press the advantage in the Cheonan incident.
The Supreme Leader is no more supreme than the pope is infallible.
The secretive national security world that Dana Priest and William Arkin catalogue in the Washington Post can’t help but invoke Stalin.
New affordable technology is feeding states dreams of nuclear programs.
One sure way to silence the din of rattling sabers is to go to war.
Massive retaliation by Israel against Palestine is a lose-lose strategy.
Think-tank hawks have all but run realist Republicans out of the party.
Iran sanctions are for the benefit — or lack thereof — of other countries as well.
Turkey, Iran, and Syria are displacing Egypt, Saudi Arabia as the power players in the Middle East.
Why has the United States dispatched a massive force to Costa Rica of all places?
Sri Lankan minister perverts the concept of a hunger strike.
Afghanistan holds a mirror up to the United States of our misconceptions.
Would President Obama respond to a nuclear attack — whether from another country or terrorists — with one of our own?
The siege of the Red Mosque in 2007 was as much a rallying cry for disaffected Pakistanis as Waco was for the American militia movement.