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As crises worsen in Ukraine and Taiwan, China seeks to divide NATO

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / April 12, 2021 – With Russia preparing to attack Ukraine again and China becoming more aggressive about conquering Taiwan, Chinese Communist Party strategists are openly discussing how to divide the NATO alliance. Key takeaways China seeks to co-opt NATO through strategic cooperation. China seeks to divide

Waller addresses Harvard panel on denial & deception in arms control

Denial and deception are part and parcel of nuclear arms control processes and negotiations, the Center’s J. Michael Waller said on a Harvard panel January 14. Denial and deception, or D&D, is a Western term to describe concealment (denial) and the spectrum of efforts to mislead other about capabilities, strategies, and intentions (deception). Waller addressed

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

Russia poises to grab Ireland to cut NATO, intercept cables

by J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / February 20, 2020 The Putin regime has mapped out a plan to invade Ireland, a vital telecommunications and logistics hub linking North America and Europe. Agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence have been observed for years across Ireland charting its rugged coastline, deep harbors, and

Talking on Fox about Russian cyberattack

  Charles Payne had me on his “Making Money” show on Fox Business, to talk about the newly reported Russian cyberattack on our nation’s electrical grid and critical infrastructure. The show aired live on March 16. The American grid is extremely vulnerable to foreign cyber attack. Government and industry have wanted to avoid the issue

New NATO report on Russian ‘robotrolling’ shows value of small allies

A new report on Russian trolling against NATO shows the important contributions that small frontline allies are making to the alliance, Dr Waller tells Bill Gertz in the Washington Free Beacon. Gertz reports: “‘While we provide the real military might, our smaller frontline allies focus on Russian information operations and psychological ops that we often

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

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

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