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Trying to figure out the killers & motives when the only source is the secret police

An international media figure disappears in a Saudi consulate in Turkey and never comes out alive, and the only source of information is the Turkish Islamist secret police. With so much intrigue and just a single provider of facts, one can only speculate about who would stand to gain from abducting and murdering a shadowy

Iran elections don’t matter, Waller tells Alhurra TV

Iran’s elections are illegitimate because all candidates are approved by the mullahs who control the regime, an IWP professor tells a US public diplomacy TV channel. (Institute of World Politics news release) “It doesn’t matter who wins the presidential elections in Iran,” IWP Provost J. Michael Waller says on Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV channel broadcast to the

Primakov’s imperial line

By J Michael Waller, Perspective (Boston University Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy), January-February 1997. Russian foreign policy has become more consistent and predictable since Yevgeni Primakov succeeded Andrei Kozyrev as foreign minister in January 1996. Moscow’s diplomacy today shows a tendency toward greater integration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the