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Russia’s info war & what to do about it

“Russia’s New Information War: What It’s Like and What to Do About It,” by J. Michael Waller, Ph.D., in Fred Fleitz, ed., Putin’s Reset: The Bear Is Back and How America Must Respond  (Washington: Center for Security Policy, 2016), is a policy essay that examines Moscow’s information and propaganda warfare against the West, with a list

In front-line NATO states, urging them to exploit Russia’s internal weaknesses

In the face of unprovoked danger from Moscow, NATO’s front-line states should exploit Russia’s internal weaknesses to deter external aggression. Visiting Lithuania as a guest of the foreign ministry, Dr. Waller urged the country’s leaders and its growing online community to be assertive in the face of Russian subversion of their small country. Moscow has

Lithuania invites Waller to discuss Russian propaganda & subversion

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.

Against all odds: Why Putin is winning

Russia is using a not-so-secret weapon that has flipped Western notions of strength and weakness on their head. If trends continue, the U.S. could be faced with the terrible choice of losing its credibility as a conventional ally and a strategic nuclear power or overreacting in order to prevent such a loss. Kremlin strongman Vladimir

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

A resurgent Russia challenges US as Obama fails foreign policy test

by J Michael Waller / Investor’s Business Daily / September 5, 2013. US meekness in the face of Russian assertiveness is a danger to international stability and American security, because it can be misunderstood and unwittingly invite a mistaken response. “Provocative weakness is a state in which you look weak, and you inadvertently provoke Russia, and others who

Did Russian spies unwittingly kill arms control treaty?

by J. Michael Waller / Debut on BigPeace.com’s first week – An elaborately planned strategic influence effort went awry for the former KGB last month when the FBI busted 11 Russian agents after a decade-long investigation. Many of the Russian spies, who had spent years assuming American and other western identities, were emplaced to influence

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 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.” Arguing in

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