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Waller addresses Harvard panel on denial & deception in arms control

Denial and deception are part and parcel of nuclear arms control processes and negotiations, the Center’s J. Michael Waller said on a Harvard panel January 14. Denial and deception, or D&D, is a Western term to describe concealment (denial) and the spectrum of efforts to mislead other about capabilities, strategies, and intentions (deception). Waller addressed

Our Antifa study is the #1 Amazon title on terrorism

Our new Antifa monograph ranks #1 on Amazon for new titles about terrorism. Unmasking Antifa: Five Perspectives on a Growing Threat, hit the #1 mark within 24 hours of going on sale. It’s an important milestone also because Amazon, the world’s largest bookseller, now recognizes the study of Antifa as a study in terrorism. Center

Political warfare lecture at National Intelligence University

The National Intelligence University invited Dr Waller to teach a class on political warfare. The research university arm of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the NIU is the only accredited, federal degree-granting in the US intelligence community. Waller’s April 17 lecture focused on the strategy of political warfare.

JMW at Columbia University to speak at tech event

Columbia University hosted the Second Annual Greater Good Gathering, focusing on technology’s far-reaching impact on the meaning of community. The event, organized by Eric B. Schnurer, was as diverse in viewpoints as it was collegial – a remarkably enjoyable gathering. I spoke as the last speaker of the last panel, giving a less happy assessment

Three good years with NATO’s Defence Strategic Communications journal

My three-year term as a founding editorial board member of NATO’s Defence Strategic Communications journal is over. Published by NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia, the journal is part of Latvia’s small but outsized contribution to the Atlantic alliance. Like the Centre itself, the journal began as a Latvian initiative. The Centre

Putting the strategy back in strategic communications

Volume 3 of our Defence Strategic Communications scholarly journal is out, published by NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia. This is an excellent, truly international journal containing a surprising range of original perspectives. I’m happy to be a founding member of the editorial board. Subjects for Volume 3 range from the eclectic

Making the world safe for prosperity: State Department needs overhaul to become business-friendly

by J Michael Waller, PhD / Georgetown Research Summary. The State Department’s shift toward building “civil society” abroad has clashed with the mission to promote traditional US national interests. Occasionally it has harmed legitimate American business interests abroad. To illustrate the problem, this paper describes how international NGOs operated in a single country to target

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