Tagged: Waller

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,...

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...

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...

Investor’s Business Daily: The dangers of provocative weakness

US meekness in the face of Russian assertiveness is a danger to international stability and American security, because it can be misunderstood and unwittingly invite a mistaken response. “Provocative weakness is a state in which you look weak, and you inadvertently provoke Russia, and others who mean you ill, into thinking they can grab something for nothing.” That’s how American...

My resignation as IWP corporate secretary in 2007

For the good of the order: I was corporate secretary of the Institute of World Politics (IWP) as well as board-designated interim successor to the President. I resigned from both positions in 2007. The reason why I resigned is because of my objections to what I perceived as the inept leadership of IWP President John Lenczowski, indecision at the top...

Iran presidential elections don’t matter, Waller tells Arabic TV

Iran’s elections being held today are illegitimate because all candidates are approved by the mullahs who control the regime, an IWP professor tells a US public diplomacy TV channel. (Institute of World Politics news release) “It doesn’t matter who wins the presidential elections in Iran,” Provost J. Michael Waller says on Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV channel broadcast to the Middle East. “Every...

Inaugural 2012-2013 PASS:PORT series concludes with capstone session

(Institute of World Politics news release) On Sunday, June 2, the Professional Advancement for Security Strategists: Program on Reducing Threats (PASS:PORT) celebrated the completion of its inaugural year. Through the course of the May 31 to June 2 weekend, participants prepared and presented their capstone project. The project was the culmination of the nine-month series of evening seminars and weekend...

Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Waller on genocide trial

Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Waller on genocide trial Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 ARTICLES Publication Date: May 23, 2013 The Wall Street Journal quoted Prof. J. Michael Waller in an article about a Guatemalan court’s decision to overturn the genocide conviction of a former Guatemalan dictator. The rushed trial of 86 year-old Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala for 17 years...

Waller named IWP vice president and provost

Publication Date: February 24, 2013 In an announcement that promises accelerated change amid strategic continuity, IWP founder and president John Lenczowski appointed Professor J. Michael Waller to serve as Vice President and Provost of the school. “I am delighted that Dr. Waller will be helping us on a variety of academic and administrative responsibilities and new initiatives,” comments Dr. Lenczowski. “Mike has...