Even though Mohamed ElBaradei is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he’s not resting on his laurels. Continuing in his role as the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, he handed in […]
Russ Wellen is not exactly a rogue, as in cop or elephant. And, since he didn’t graduate from college, he’s more of an autodidact than a scholar. Come to think of it, though, that would make him a Rogue Scholar. (Usually, punning isn’t among his vices.)
Russ writes about:
1. Nuclear deproliferation.
2. Foreign relations with the Middle East.
3. Understanding what makes Americans tick.
He spends much of the rest of the time trying to figure out what makes his 12-year-old son tick.
"It's hard to tell people not to smoke when you have a cigarette dangling from your mouth."
-- Mohamed El Baradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Iran may be a once and future threat, but al-Qaeda is a clear and present danger
Speaking before an American Legion group yesterday, President Bush described Iran as the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.” Its pursuit of technology which could lead to nuclear weapons, he added, threatens […]
Who needs a police state when the state polices itself?
Last week, Homeland Security approved a program “giving law enforcement officials and others the ability to view data obtained from satellite and aircraft sensors that can see through cloud cover and even […]
Can Americans be convinced Islam isn’t the black sheep of religions?
With a recent article, “The List: The World’s Stupidest Fatwas,” Foreign Policy, of all publications, manifests a lack of political correctness that’s not only surprising, but borders on the giddy. In the […]
Does a force field protect defense spending from Democrats?
“Most Democratic candidates for president speak of increasing rather than slashing the military budget,” writes Frida Berrigan in a recent column on Foreign Policy in Focus. “Since President Bush came into office […]
No relief from heat on Iran in sight
In an article for McClatchy on Friday entitled “Bush, Congress could collide on Iran,” Matt Stearns provides us with a ray of hope that, despite Cheney & Co.’s relentless efforts to mount […]
Bush’s first crime: a cold case warms up
Harkening back to Harken. (First posted at Smirking Chimp on July 29.) “In the corporate world, some things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.” — George W. […]
First-strike capability doesn’t just describe Hillary’s debate style
The recent Clinton-Obama exchange over nuclear weapons was much scrutinized, especially by the right. ABC News reported it thusly: “Regarding terrorist targets in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, Obama told The Associated Press Thursday: […]
Major newspaper confers cold warrior status on Iran
In a recent article in The Washington Post, Robin Wright quoted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calling Iran the state that presents “the single most important. . . strategic challenge to the […]
The Bush Quartet
The war maestro’s magnum opus requires two more wars. As a country founded on the principle of majority rule, most of us have yet to accept that a small cabal of extremists […]