Category: Wall Street Journal

Our Wall Street Journal team won the Russia debate on NPR

A team consisting of a former Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, a current Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member and this blogger, J Michael Waller, won an Oxford-style debate in New York on National Public Radio. An audience of 300 people voted on the winner. The debate topic was, “Russia Is Becoming Our Enemy Again.” Arguing...

The chemical weapons coverup

By J. Michael Waller Published in the Wall Street Journal, February 13, 1997 President Clinton had hardly completed his first year in office when Sen. William Cohen (R., Maine) suspected that the administration was covering up ominous Russian military developments. Mr. Cohen introduced legislation requiring the president “to tell us and the American people what the Russian military was doing...

Is Primakov the Kremlin’s answer?

by J Michael Waller, Wall Street Journal Europe, January 22, 1996 Abstract: President Boris Yeltsin has placed Russian foreign policy in the control of an old Soviet Communist Party Middle East hand tied to international terrorism, who spent his career operating with the KGB. Download PDF: Primakov WSJE 1996.01.22

Russia’s biggest ‘Mafia’ is the KGB

by J Michael Waller Published in the Wall Street Journal Europe, June 22, 1994 Download PDF of original article: WSJ KGB 1994.06.22 In partnership with the Russian government, the West is launching another Great Crusade: A mutual fight against organized crime. While stopping the spread of criminal syndicates from the former Soviet Union into Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas...

Delay NATO expansion – but for the right reason

by J Michael Waller, Wall Street Journal Europe, January 10, 1994 The former Warsaw Pact states are justifiably pursuing the right goal of full NATO membership, but for the wrong reasons. Similarly, the Clinton administration is taking the correct approach by delaying that goal, but for entirely the wrong reasons. Rather than basing his caution on fears of provoking elements in...