Tagged: corruption

How a hostile foreign regime targeted a US company with propaganda

Many foreign governments target U.S. companies with hostile propaganda for political and financial reasons. A cache of secret emails among a South American strongman and his inner circle show how even small countries can run propaganda campaigns against some of the largest U.S. corporations. These attacks can be costly to the companies’ reputation and bottom line – and damaging to...

Captured documents show how congressman & aides helped enemy

Attached are the documents captured by US troops in Grenada in October 1983, as in Class 4 of the Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare course. They are not required reading for the final (though you are welcome to use them as examples in the final exam), but are here for your edification. 1. Letter from Carlottia Scott, chief of staff...

Blackballing a dirtbag

What do people do when a powerful political figure is a dirtbag, but some of the main local news organizations are so biased that they refuse to report the news? Stage a vocal political protest and put it on YouTube. It’s easy and a no-brainer, but political and business organizations around the world still can’t seem to figure it out....

Exposing mullahs’ corruption, if done consistently, can undermine Iranian regime

The Islamic Republic has turned Iran into a theocratic mafiaocracy in which the mullahs and their minions have pimped the revolution for their own financial gain. The regime has used Islamic doctrine as an ideological justification for what has become just another gangster regime. On May 16, we reported on the existence of a list, appearing first on a CNN...

Leaked Iranian intelligence report reveals fratricide and corruption

A leaked classified report by Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reveals intense fratricide at the highest levels of the Islamic Republic, as well as staggering levels of official corruption. The report, made public by a reformist dissident news organization inside Iran, has received little publicity in the outside world. The reformist news group, GreenCorrespondents.com, provides a full context and commentary...

PBS documentary features Waller exposing political corruption

The PBS documentary “Capitol Crimes” featured this blogger who provided insights into the internal workings of corruption in Washington, including foreign-funded political influence operations with ties to the Russian intelligence services. Professor J. Michael Waller appeared on “Capitol Crimes,” a feature of Bill Moyers’ “Moyers on America” series, aired on October 4, 2006. He described inner workings of corrupt political activity by convicted...

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...

Troubleshooting US policy toward Russia

J Michael Waller, testimony before the Committee on International Relations, US House of Representatives October 6, 1999 United States policy toward Russia has been tailor-made for exploitation by the gangster-bureaucrats, oligarchs, military revanchists and secret police officials ruling Russia today. Administration suppression of warnings and analysis about deteriorating conditions in Russia shows a calculated policy to prevent decision-makers, Congress, and...

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to the former USSR

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to former USSR Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University) By J. Michael Waller With rebuttals from the US Department of State and Department of Defense Publication Date: Winter 1997 PDF originals: (1) Demok 97a Waller Delay; (2) Demok 97b State Dept; (3) Demok 97c Waller State; (4) Demok 97d DoD;...

To Russia, with cash

by J Michael Waller, Reader’s Digest, June 1996 Nearly five years after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the unthinkable is occurring: The Community Party once again dominates the Russian parliament. Free-market reformers in Boris Yeltsin’s government have been purged, and Yeltsin has distances himself from the West. Yevgeny Primakov, a former chief of foreign intelligence who backed countries that...