David de Sola is a journalist in the Washington D.C. area. He has covered local, U.S. and international news, ranging from the 2004 presidential election to the CIA leak investigation to the tenth anniversary of the Hong Kong handover to WikiLeaks. He has worked at CNN, 60 Minutes and Reuters, and been published in the Huffington Post and The Atlantic. He has a B.A. in History from Tufts University, a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California, and a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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What does the name “Icepicks and Nukes” mean? Where does it come from?
The name is based on the following quote by economist Thomas Schelling, taken from his seminal work “Arms and Influence”:

“Against defenseless people there is not much that
nuclear weapons can do that cannot be done with an ice pick.”

Are you writing a book?
I’ve been researching and writing a biography of the band Alice in Chains since 2011. It will be titled Touch On The Dark, with a tentative publication date of late 2014 or early 2015 through Thomas Dunne Books.

  1. khush grewal says:

    sweet site dave, ill keep an eye on it.

  2. Good to see you going independent and being BOSS, Dave!

  3. Keli says:

    Has this book been published ? Would love to read

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