Russ Wellen edits the Foreign Policy in Focus blog Focal Points. He also holds down the Nukes and Other WMD desk at the Faster Times. His personal blog is Nuclear Nuances. His core concerns are: 1. American foreign policy, 2. nuclear deproliferation, and 3. the enduring enigma that is the American mind. His favorite animal is the spotted hyena. His favorite humans are his wife, Robin, and his 13-year-old son, Jacob.