J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 21, 2020 – Tracking Western news reporting and Chinese Communist Party propaganda about the COVID-19 pandemic, we find an evolution of the use of “China” and “Wuhan” to define the deadly virus. Chinese official publications and statements, under heavy party censorship, regularly affixed Wuhan to
J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 19, 2020 – The World Health Organization is one of the top multinational authorities on fighting the coronavirus, but it has damaged its credibility by acting like a propagandist for the Chinese Communist Party. Years ago, WHO bowed to CCP pressure and had the Republic
The trailer is out for the forthcoming documentary, “Blood Money,” about how a jihadist regime has flooded Washington with cash. Done by Mike Cernovich, the documentary features lengthy conversations with yours truly, with my colleague Dave Reaboi, and others. We focus on the jihadist dictatorship of Qatar, a Wahhabi radical Islamic regime adjacent to Saudi
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 / 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
Ashleigh Banfield of CNN invited Dr Waller to appear on her show to discuss a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. [September 5, 2014] Ashleigh seemed very skeptical –
As a collective defense alliance, NATO is made up of members with their own strengths and weaknesses – mostly weaknesses. However, where NATO as an organization is terribly weak – defense against hostile propaganda and subversion – there is one ally that can add value far beyond its small size. That ally is Lithuania. Dr.
(Institute of World Politics news release) Dr J. Michael Waller discussed “Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy: Countering Information Designed to Mislead or Persuade” at the 3rd Annual Irregular Warfare Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit is organized by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. Dr Waller spoke as part of the summit’s Psychological Warfare Focus Day.
Strategic Influence is the work of 13 scholars and practitioners in the fields of public diplomacy, counterpropaganda and political warfare. The book surveys the subjects from the American Revolution, through the Cold War, to present-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We strove to make the book the best single volume on the subject. It’s a combination