Category: Regime change

How Ukraine can defend itself: Cut Gazprom’s gas & move the revolution to Russia

Ukraine has amazing leverage to press Russia to reverse its invasion, and to give the Europeans some backbone. That lever consists of two parts: (1) the colossal network of Gazprom pipelines that pump Russian gas into Europe, and European hard currency into Russia; and (2) the example of the Ukrainian revolution, which should spread to Russia to overthrow Vladimir Putin....

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...

Hyde urges Bush to oust Venezuela’s Chavez

by J Michael Waller, Insight magazine, October 29, 2002 Warning of the formation of a potential “Axis of Evil” in the Americas, an influential lawmaker has called on President George W. Bush to support the ouster of left-wing Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Just days before Brazilians elected radical populist Lula da Silva as their president on Oct. 27, House International Relations...

20 reasons to overthrow Saddam Hussein

by J Michael Waller Insight magazine, September 9, 2002 President George W. Bush intends to finish off Saddam Hussein once and for all. A spectrum of options is at his disposal, from covert operations against the Iraqi leader to a range of military actions that include outright invasion in partnership with Iraqi resistance. Leaving Saddam Hussein in power, Bush told reporters...