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How to place Putin exactly where we want him

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 9, 2020 For all the vitriol and finger-pointing about Russia’s Vladimir Putin manipulating our political system, not a single policymaker or pundit has proposed a coherent strategy to turn the tables against him. “Putin, sadly, has got all of our political class, every single one

Putin continues repressing Christians and recruiting them as spies

by J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / February 14, 2020 Russia’s security and intelligence organizations continue both to repress and recruit Christians for subversive work inside the country and abroad. “That this is the case should surprise no one because the threat of repression can be a powerful recruiting tool and the

Two-part Russian political warfare interview with Glenn Beck

My most enjoyable discussion of today’s Russian subversion political warfare was not with a group of scholars, but with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze TV. Beck showed an extraordinary and deep grasp of the subject matter – more than any other American interviewer I’ve met. And certainly more than most Washington-based Russia “scholars.” How many have

Lifezette: Waller critical of Trump summit with Putin

“I did not see Trump taking an ‘America First’ approach” to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Dr Waller told Lifezette after the Helsinki summit. Brendan Kirby reported, “J. Michael Waller, vice president of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, downplayed the significance of some of Trump’s policies. He said the arms sold to Ukraine, for instance,

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

On BBC to explain nerve agent attack on Russian double agent

The BBC hosted Dr Waller to explain Russia’s illegal chemical weapons program that was apparently used to try to assassinate a former GRU officer who had taken refuge in Britain after a 2010 spy swap. In the early 1990s, Waller worked with three former Soviet chemical weapons scientists at the heart of the illegal Novichok

‘Weaponizing ridicule’: Breaking ground in Army’s Military Review journal

The U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, asked Dr. Waller to expand on his pioneering work in 2006 to use ridicule as a weapon. Waller’s article, “Weaponizing Ridicule,” is published in USACAC’s bimonthly intellectual journal, Military Review, September-October 2017. It looks out of place in Military Review‘s table of contents, but that’s

13 reasons to expand the Russia probes

Ample evidence exists of illicit and/or damaging Russian efforts involving the Kremlin’s interference in American governmental operations, domestic politics, the U.S. economy and often to the detriment of America’s national security. Dr Waller explains in this Center for Security Policy memo (download PDF: Broadening Russia probe) Whatever activities Vladimir Putin’s regime undertook in this regard with

Fox News: Talking about US weaknesses 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 Dr. Waller 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

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