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Ukraine’s secret weapon

by J Michael Waller / Kyiv Post / Ukraine, April 7, 2015. Ukraine has a secret weapon that it can deploy to defend itself against Russian aggression and subversion, and to deter further Russian hybrid hostilities against other countries. I discuss “Ukraine’s Secret Weapon” in a guest piece published April 7 in the Kyiv Post. Here’s the text: Like no

Our Wall Street Journal team won the Russia debate on NPR

A team consisting of a former Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, a current Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member, and Dr. J Michael Waller won an Oxford-style debate in New York on National Public Radio. An audience of 300 people voted on the winner. The debate topic was, “Russia Is Becoming Our Enemy Again.”

KGB: The perils of arbitrary power

by J Michael Waller, Perspective (Boston University Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy), Vol. 2, No. 1, September 2001. “The KGB is everywhere, in everything, and that itself frustrates democracy.” Former KGB Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin(1) “We have had as much democratization as we can stomach.” KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov(2) In trying

Troubleshooting US policy toward Russia (House, 1999)

“Troubleshooting U.S. Policy Toward Russia” Testimony of J Michael Waller before the Committee on International Relations, US House of Representatives October 6, 1999 United States policy toward Russia has been tailor-made for exploitation by the gangster-bureaucrats, oligarchs, military revanchists and secret police officials ruling Russia today. Administration suppression of warnings and analysis about deteriorating conditions

Supreme Soviet investigation of the 1991 coup: The suppressed transcripts

In 1995-96 we published the only translated transcripts of the Russian parliamentary investigation hearings on the 1991 putsch. To our knowledge, the transcripts were never published in Russia. Dr Waller edited a selection of the transcripts for Demokratizatsiya. The journal, then published in cooperation with the American University and Moscow State University, is now housed

The KGB legacy in Russia

by J Michael Waller, Problems of Post-Communism, November-December 1995. The superstructure of the Soviet Communist Party is gone. But the secret police and intelligence agencies have survived the turmoil and remain firmly ensconced in Russian political, economic and social life. They threaten reform and imperil the West. This article was among the first to anticipate