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Steps Venezuela’s interim government must take – quickly – to survive

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / January 23, 2019 Venezuela’s interim government materialized without much apparent organization. Active observation and participation in various coups and revolutions shows what the Juan Guaidó government and its supporters must do immediately. Here are some quick thoughts, not in any particular order: Gain control of at

JMW in Riga: NATO countries should ‘exploit the vulnerabilities’ of Russia as non-military deterrence

Laying out an innovative strategy to counter and deter Kremlin subversion, the Center for Security Policy provided NATO countries with a new way to provide common defense against Moscow’s “hybrid threats.” Center Vice President J Michael Waller told the thousand or so participants at the Riga Conference that NATO should “map out and exploit the vulnerabilities”

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

What Trump should tell Putin in Helsinki

by J Michael Waller / Fox News / July 15, 2018 President Trump can have a successful summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland and outwit his critics if he takes a tough-love approach to his seeming bromance with the Russian leader. Putin’s hold on power is weaker than it seems. He takes

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

New NATO report on Russian ‘robotrolling’ shows value of small allies

A new report on Russian trolling against NATO shows the important contributions that small frontline allies are making to the alliance, Dr Waller tells Bill Gertz in the Washington Free Beacon. Gertz reports: “‘While we provide the real military might, our smaller frontline allies focus on Russian information operations and psychological ops that we often

Our NATO Defence Strategic Communications journal is out (Vol. 2)

The second issue of NATO’s Defence Strategic Communications journal is out, and we’re already having a surprisingly good impact. Published from the fortresslike former Red Army recruitment center that’s now NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia, the journal’s big focus is on information warfare pertaining to Russia. Dr Waller is a founding

Launching NATO’s new strategic communications journal

We just launched NATO’s new Defence Strategic Communications journal, a publication of the alliance’s new STRATCOM Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia. Our first editorial board meeting occurred during the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence, with the participation of civilian and military leaders from the entire NATO alliance and interested countries like Finland and

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