Politics

In Nuclear Net’s Undoing, a Web of Shadowy Deals

In Nuclear Net’s Undoing, a Web of Shadowy Deals By WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER for The Velvet Rocket The president of Switzerland stepped to a podium in Bern last May and read a statement confirming rumors that had swirled through the capital for months. The government, he acknowledged, had indeed destroyed a … Continue reading

Politics

North Korea and Office 39

Office 39, North Korea’s billion-dollar crime syndicate, pays for Kim Jong Il’s missiles and cognac. By David Rose for TheVelvetRocket.com Appropriately enough, I met Chen Chiang Liu on Las Vegas Boulevard. But it wasn’t at one of the casinos on the Strip that he loved so well; it was in a different kind of building … Continue reading