Tagged: Russia

Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s secret weapon

Ukraine has a secret weapon that it can deploy to defend itself against Russian aggression and subversion, and to deter further Russian hybrid hostilities against other countries. I discuss “Ukraine’s Secret Weapon” in a guest piece published April 7 in the Kyiv Post. Here’s the text: Like no other country, non-aligned Ukraine has an untapped capability to defend itself against...

Anniversary of two articles: Foresight in hindsight

This weekend marks the anniversary of two articles that I wrote concerning Russia. They were about the future, based on learning from the past. About foresight. They weren’t anything special, really. What made them significant was that they examined and interpreted facts that most people didn’t want to know or discuss. The first article, written in 1999 for Insight magazine,...

Lithuania: One of the few NATO allies that ‘gets it’

As a collective defense alliance, NATO is made up of members with their own strengths and weaknesses – mostly weaknesses. However, where NATO as an organization is terribly weak – defense against hostile propaganda and subversion – there is one ally that can add value far beyond its small size. That ally is Lithuania. I visited Lithuania this week as...

InFocus: America’s ‘provocative weakness’

The Jewish Policy Center ran my article, “America’s ‘provocative weakness,’” in the winter edition of its quarterly journal, InFocus. The piece relates to how US strategy toward dealing with Russia (presuming that there is a strategy), and important foreign policy positions concerning Iran, Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood and Europe, are playing into the Kremlin’s hands and giving Vladimir Putin an...

Investor’s Business Daily: Celebrating 96 years of gangster government in Russia

Headlined “Putin Celebrates Birth of KGB, USSR’s Hated Spy Service,” in Investor’s Business Daily, December 21-23, 2013. by J Michael Waller The bloody birth of the most murderous secret police in history occurred 96 years ago and is being celebrated across Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Always feared, the KGB is now revered. “In the past, the services worked for the Communist...

Fox News: Talking on the O’Reilly Factor about US weakness toward Russia

US policy toward Putin’s Russia is one of provocative weakness that plays into Russian pretensions of great power status and will diminish the power of the United States. That’s what this blogger said in a Fox News interview with Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.” The program aired September 13. American waffling on Syria provided Putin with an opening that...

Getting the word out: Fighting for a global public opinion advantage

The Heritage Foundation sponsored a great talk on January 24, in which we discussed the international public opinion battlespace and how to operate within it. Helle Dale was our host, who invited Dr Amy Zalman, Department of Defense Chair of Information Integration at the National War College; Dr Ariel Cohen, of Heritage, Dean Cheng of Heritage, and me. A really great...

See you at the public diplomacy event at Heritage

On January 24, I’ll be speaking at the Heritage Foundation at noon today with Amy Zalman of the National War College, and Ariel Cohen and Dean Cheng of Heritage, on global public opinion as a force for change and how to harness it. The presentation is to be webcast live. Longtime co-conspirator Helle Dale is chairing the event. The title...

Watching civil unrest is an important intelligence function

With Russians taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers since the last days of the Soviet Union, it’s important to analyze civil unrest so that our national leaders can exploit opportunities and influence events to change the corrupt and aggressive regime dominated by Vladimir Putin. There is excellent precedent for doing so. Monitoring civil unrest around the world can provide...

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...