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Waller stands in for National Intelligence Officer at academic conference on Putin

[Institute of World Politics news release] Introduced by the moderator as “the only panelist who can say, ‘I told you so,’” Professor J. Michael Waller took part in a panel discussion on Russian politics as part of the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS, pronounced “triple-A, double-S”). The question put forth before the November 18 panel was, “Is...

Waller addresses Putin on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor

(Institute of World Politics news release)  Professor J. Michael Waller was Bill O’Reilly’s guest on “The O’Reilly Factor” show February 24, discussing the conduct of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the Bush-Putin summit in Bratislava. The program is on the Fox News Channel. Citing the Russian leader’s murky KGB career, which involved allegedly corrupt dealings with the Russian...

Portrait of Putin’s past

Portrait of Putin’s Past Perspective, Vol. X, No. 3, January-February 2000 By J. MICHAEL WALLER American Foreign Policy Council Why is so little known about the KGB career of Russia’s acting President Vladimir Putin? Most reporting on both sides of the Atlantic is thinly sourced, if sourced at all, and often conflicting. Was Putin a professional foreign intelligence cadre officer...

Yeltsin keeps it all in ‘the family’ [On the rise of Putin]

by J Michael Waller, Insight, September 6, 1999 Boris Yeltsin has named the head of the secret police, Vladimir Putin, as his latest prime minister, raising fundamental concerns about the direction Russia is taking. As a KGB officer he oversaw the Stasi secret police in Communist East Germany. He led a crooked financial empire, some believe, before becoming head of...

Russia creates too many questions about Polish plane crash

The Russian government’s actions raise too many questions about the April 10 airplane crash that killed many of the most anti-Russian leaders of Poland. My recent conversations with informed Polish sources reveal so many irregularities with how the Russian government handled the crash that nobody should presume that the disaster was accidental until all the facts are in. I knew...

Ridicule: An instrument in the war on terrorism

This article is the seventh in a series of White Papers by J. Michael Waller about the transformation of American public diplomacy and strategic communication. USA Today featured this paper in its March 23, 2006 issue. Introduction Demonization of the enemy is the general default position of American message-making against international threats. The history of warfare shows, however, that while demonization can...

Ridicule: An instrument in the war on terrorism

This article is the seventh in a series of Institute of World Politics White Papers by J. Michael Waller about the transformation of American public diplomacy and strategic communication. USA Today featured this paper in its March 23, 2006 issue. “Ridicule: An Instrument in the War on Terrorism” Introduction Demonization of the enemy is the general default position of American message-making against...

Russia: Death and Resurrection of the KGB

Russia: Death and Resurrection of the KGB J Michael Waller Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Summer 2004      “We represent in ourselves organized terror–this must be said very clearly.” Feliks Dzerzhinsky, founder of Cheka   The roots of all of the most efficient political police systems in modern history can be traced to December 20, 1917. On that...

PDFs of Insight articles, 1997-2004

Attached are PDFs of some of my articles from Insight magazine, 1997-2004. The Insight website was taken down when the magazine closed, so online copies are hard to find. IM Russian nuclear1999.04.15 IM Wahhabi 2002 IM China Aug2002 IM Apoc Aug2002 IM America at war Sep2002 IM Kabbani Oct2002 IM Bush doctrine Oct2002 IM Saffuri response Oct 2002 IM Econ...

International terrorism: The Communist connection revisited

International Terrorism: The Communist Connection Revisited Archives show Islamist terrorism linkages to Soviet Cold War intelligence By J. Michael Waller PAPERS & STUDIES Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 2003 Seeing the unseen links Twenty-five years ago, Stefan Possony posited the then-radical thesis that the Soviet Union was behind much of the world’s growing terrorist problem, and that otherwise independent terrorist organizations...

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