Tagged: terrorism

Fox News: Discussing threats to Olympics, with Laura Ingraham

In the wake of two terrorist bombings in southern Russia ahead of the Sochi Olympic games, Laura Ingraham of Fox News interviewed me on The O’Reilly Factor. By coincidence, I was in Boston for the interview, just blocks from the site of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing executed by two Muslim Chechens. Chechen terrorists declared open season on the Sochi...

Join me at the US Capitol building for strategy conference on Al Qaeda and Ikhwan

Join me and eight other experts at the United States Capitol building on Friday, September 6, for a day-long conference on Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy. Sponsored by the Westminster Institute, the conference addresses the failure of US policy in the Middle East and Africa, a policy that centers on the belief that supporting “non-violent”...

From my former students: Active Measures 2013

Congratulations to my former students, who have put together the second issue of Active Measures journal. It’s available now on Amazon. The journal was, but is no longer, associated with a blog, ActiveMeasures.org. Active Measures is a scholarly journal founded and run by graduate students studying with my former employer, where I was Annenberg Professor of International Communication for 13...

Digital citizen-sleuths: Social media played big role in solving Boston Marathon jihad case

Individual citizens, with their digital cameras and social media networks, played a major role in helping authorities solve the Boston Marathon jihadi case. Call it crowdsourcing intelligence. Photos, videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and online research and analysis provided substantial clues for police and investigators in identifying and taking down the Islamist brothers who murdered at least four and injured more...

Terrorist recruitment and infiltration in the US: Prisons and military as an operational base

“Terrorist Recruitment and Infiltration in the United States: Prisons and Military as an Operational Base,” testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, October 14, 2003.

Alamoudi and those bags of Libyan cash

Published by Insight magazine, a weekly of the Washington Times, October 13, 2003 by J. Michael Waller WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to 23 years in jail on charges related to his activities in the United States and abroad with nations and organizations that have ties to terrorism, the Department of Justice and the Department of...

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...

The Bush Doctrine: New national security strategy abandons moral relativism

by J Michael Waller, Insight magazine, October 15-18, 2002 Here at last is a new White House document that doesn’t mince words: friends and enemies; good and evil; right and wrong. It’s all inThe National Security Strategy of the United States of America — the essence of what is becoming the Bush Doctrine — and it’s turning the establishment diplomatic and international-security communities...