by J Michael Waller / The Daily Caller / September 12, 2017. International community organizers are targeting American companies worldwide for shutdown. Those companies can no longer presume the State Department will help. In some cases, American diplomats are actively allied with local anti-business movements. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s reforms can’t come quickly enough.
By J Michael Waller / Forbes / January 4, 2017. The real scandal about Russian subversion of the American political process is that the nation’s leadership has known about it for years and done nothing. Now is the time to put an end to it. Candidate Hillary Clinton uncharacteristically decried “Russian subversion” during the campaign.
by J Michael Waller / The Daily Beast / September 24, 2016. MORELIA, Mexico — One day in the late spring of 2012, Mexican police pulled over Efrén Olivares Valdez and told him he was delivering his truckload of raw pine resin to the wrong refinery. The grandfatherly driver, a leader of his indigenous tribal
by J Michael Waller / Forbes / August 16, 2016. For the first time since the 1950s, Russian subversion of the American political process has become a presidential campaign issue. The Kremlin’s latest act of espionage-driven propaganda–document dump of Democratic National Committee emails via WikiLeaks–achieved its desired effect of immediate politicization. We should step back to learn two
by J Michael Waller / AMI Newswire / March 30, 2016. The Obama administration risks giving the Kremlin a pretext to ban inspectors from Russia’s plutonium-breeding fast reactors because of a U.S. budgetary policy change. Lawmakers and diplomats are concerned that the administration’s handling of cost overruns on a controversial U.S. Department of Energy project
by J Michael Waller / AMI Newswire / March 10, 2016. A Muslim cleric who descends from the Prophet Muhammad’s family says Donald Trump can smash Islamic extremism. “Donald Trump – he is the 45th president of USA,” Ayad Jamal al-Din said Tuesday on Twitter. “I predict the start of the de-Islamization era” if Trump
by J Michael Waller / Lubbock Avalanche-Journal / March 7, 2016. Continuation from part 1, published February 25, 2016. CHERÁN, MEXICO – Some rural Mexicans working in the United States are heading home to revive the forests of their ancestral homeland. Among them are illegal immigrants who found that life can be better back home. They
by J Michael Waller / Lubbock Avalanche-Journal / February 25 and March 7, 2016. I visited Cherán and walked the mountainside with the guardabosques, writing a two-part series for the American Media Institute that appeared February 25 and 26. Here are the stories, as published in the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal: Part 1: “Green Police: Mexican tribesmen save their forests from
by J Michael Waller / AMI Newswire / February 24, 2016. Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, has a flair for publicity, as he demonstrated again last week in claiming vindication for harboring the fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. But a separate high-profile case shows just how far he will go to manipulate international opinion. American Media Institute reviewed
by J Michael Waller / AMI Newswire / February 14, 2016. In an irony that illustrates the contrast in value that Russia and the U.S. place on sound information strategy, the Russian government’s international propaganda service has hired American PSYOP professionals left jobless after congressionally mandated program cuts. RT/Sputnik hired at least four contractors from the US Special