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.
Exactly what is waterboarding a prisoner 83 — or 183 — times supposed to accomplish?
Nuclear weapons and voter ignorance are a lethal mix.
Could the charges on which former C.I.A. agent John Kiriakou are being jailed be any flimsier?
Does conventional thinking that Afghanistan will revert to the Taliban upon U.S. and NATO withdrawal need to be reexamined?
Vladimir Putin’s pledge to improve the Russian child welfare system parallels his intention to fill the void left by not renewing Nunn-Lugar.
The burden is on those of us who advocate gun control to prove that deterrence doesn’t work with firearms.
Rape may have reached its tipping point in India with the brutality of a recent incident.
The price for using Dr. Shakil Afridi to gain access to the Abbottabad compound was the deaths of young women and citizens left unvaccinated.
Gen. Petraeus allowed unprecedented access to conservative Washington think tankers.
Pakistan’s perceived need for nuclear weapons may be vastly overstated.
The Obama administration is giving Rwanda President Kagame a pass on enabling violence in the Congo.
Federal prosecutors seek to remove justification for the existence of nuclear weapons from the trial of the Transform Now Plowshares Three.
In fact, corporations not only manage them, but increasingly determine their agendas.
Burma — from its president to its Nobel laureate — has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you’re sworn to protect.
It’s one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.
The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran’s real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome’s effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran.