Our team

The Georgetown Research team, really a team of teams, is a decentralized international network of experts, scholars, and practitioners. Specific teams are assembled for specific clients and purposes.

Company president Dr. J. Michael Waller founded Georgetown Research LLC as a competitive intelligence company to combine scholarly and applied research for confidential clients.

His academic and professional areas of concentration are foreign propaganda, political warfare, psychological warfare, and subversion.

Presently a Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy, he is the former Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington, DC.

He has been an instructor with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. He has guest lectured at the FBI Academy, George C. Marshall Center, Marine Corps University, National Defense University, National Intelligence University, and other military schools and combatant commands.

Dr. Waller holds a Ph.D. in international security affairs from the University Professors Program at Boston University. His award-winning doctoral dissertation, written in 1993 and published as Secret Empire: The KGB In Russia Today (Westview, 1994), foresaw the rise of a KGB officer to seize political control of Russia. He received his military training as an insurgent with the Nicaraguan contras. He was a co-founder of the Blue Team on China in the 1990s, among the first Washington policy analysts to warn of the rise of the Chinese Communist Party. He has worked in confictive areas in Latin America, West Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Russia.

He is author or editor of books relating to intelligence, political warfare, public diplomacy, terrorism, subversion, and strategy. See his page on Academia.edu.

He has written for American Greatness, the American Mind, the Daily Beast, Daily Caller, The Federalist, Forbes, Insight, Investor’s Business Daily, Kyiv Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Real Clear Politics, USA Today, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, and the Wall Street Journal. See his page on Authory.