Graham E. Fuller
|Graham E. Fuller|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||political analyst, author|
Graham E. Fuller is an American author and political analyst, specializing in Islamic extremism. Formerly vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council, he also served as Station Chief in Kabul for the CIA. A "think piece" that Fuller wrote for the CIA was identified as instrumental in leading to the Iran-contra affair. After a career in the United States State Department and CIA lasting 27 years, he joined Rand Corporation as senior political scientist specializing in the Middle East. As of 2006, he was affiliated with the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, as an adjunct professor of history. He is the author of a number of books, including The Future of Political Islam.
He served 20 years as an operations officer in the CIA. Assignments include postings in: Germany, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, North Yemen, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. In 1982, the CIA appointed him National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia,. In 1986, the CIA appointed him vice-chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
In 1987, Fuller was identified as the author of a 1985 study that according to the New York Times was "instrumental" in the decision of the Reagan Administration to secretly contact leaders in Iran and "eventually led to the covert sale of United States weapons to Tehran in what became the Iran-Contra Affair." The document suggested that the Soviet Union was in position to influence Iran and that the United States might gain influence by selling arms to the country. According to Fuller, he had revised his opinion as the situation developed, but though he had told Government officials, a written report on the change was not circulated. Fuller denied that the original "think piece" he had prepared with Howard Teicher was "tailored... to support Administration policy."
Fuller left the CIA in 1988 for the RAND Corporation, remaining as a senior political scientist until 2000. At the RAND Corporation he wrote, among many publications, on political Islam in various countries, and on the geopolitics of the Muslim world.
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While at RAND Fuller played a key role gaining asylum for Fetullah Gülen, a Turkish national preacher, who was forced to flee in 1999 and seek asylum because he was a was a staunch enemy of secularism in Turkey. Gülen won his US residence permit due to the intervention of two senior CIA men, one was Fuller.
After the Boston Marathon bombings, it was revealed that Fuller's daughter Samantha Ankara Fuller (married Tsarnaev) was married in the 1990s to Ruslan Tsarni (born Tsarnaev), the terrorists' uncle.[unreliable source?] They divorced on 26 April 1999, in Orange County, North Carolina. Ruslan Tsarni worked for companies connected to Halliburton, the American multinational corporation run by Dick Cheney before he became Vice President of the United States. He was also a ″consultant″ for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. In late 2012 Russia barred USAID from its soil, alleging USAID together with CIA was attempting to influence the internal political processes in the country.[undue weight? ]
- The center of the universe: the geopolitics of Iran. Westview Press. 1991. ISBN 0-8133-1158-6.
- The democracy trap: the perils of the post-Cold War world. E. P. Dutton. 1991. ISBN 0-525-93371-9.
- How to learn a foreign language. Storm King. 1993. ISBN 0-935166-02-5.
- The future of political Islam (revised ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. 2003. ISBN 1-4039-6136-0.
- The new Turkish republic: Turkey as a pivotal state in the Muslim world. US Institute of Peace Press. 2008. ISBN 1-60127-019-4.
- A World Without Islam. Little, Brown & Company. 2010. ISBN 0-316-07288-5.
- Three Truths and a Lie. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012. ISBN 1479274313. ISBN 978-1479274314.
- Barkey, Henri J.; Graham E. Fuller (1998). Turkey's Kurdish question. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-8476-8553-5.
- Francke, Rend Rahim; Graham E. Fuller (2001). The Arab Shi'a: the forgotten Muslims. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-312-23956-4.
- Fuller, Graham E.; Ian O. Lesser (1995). A sense of siege: the geopolitics of Islam and the West. Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-2149-2.
- Fuller, Graham E.; Ian O. Lesser, Paul B. Henze, James F. Brown (1993). Turkey's new geopolitics: from the Balkans to Western China. Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-8660-8.
- Ronfeldt, David F.; John Arquilla, Arroyo Center, Graham E. Fuller, Melissa Fuller (1998). The zapatista "social netwar" in Mexico. Rand Corporation. ISBN 0-8330-2656-9.
- Borger, Julian (5 January 2000). "Two more arrests as FBI investigates 'bomb plot'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Betts, Richard K. (2009). Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security. Columbia University Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-231-13889-X.
- "Washington Talk: Briefing; C.I.A. Secrets". New York Times. February 15, 1988. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Bar-Joseph, Uri (1995). Intelligence intervention in the politics of democratic states the United States, Israel and Britain. Penn State Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-271-02575-1.
- "The Kurdish Question (transcript)". NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. PBS. February 17, 1999. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Broder, Jonathan (1988-02-15). "Into the Kurdish Quagmire". Salon.com. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Goodman, Melvin Allan (2008). Failure of intelligence: the decline and fall of the CIA. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 91. ISBN 0-7425-5110-5.
- "Speaker Bio: Graham E. Fuller". Boston University. 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Perry, Mitch E. (08/15/06). "Former CIA analyst on Sunni-Shia schism". WMNF 88.5 FM. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- "Bio". GrahamEFuller.com.
- Cannon, Lou (2000). revised, ed. President Reagan: the role of a lifetime. PublicAffairs. p. 532. ISBN 1-891620-91-6.
- Cordovez, Diego; Harrison, Selig S. (1995). Out of Afghanistan: the inside story of the Soviet withdrawal. Oxford University Press US. p. 103. ISBN 0-19-506294-9.
- Gardels, Nathan; Medavoy, Mike (2009). American Idol After Iraq: Competing for Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age. John Wiley and Sons. p. 131. ISBN 1-4051-8741-7.
- Gordon, Michael R. (March 20, 1987). "White House knew of a shift on Iran, C.I.A. official say". New York Times.
- Emine Dilek: Tale of Uncle Tsarnaev CIA Chief Graham Fuller and a Turkish Islamist Who Lives in USA progressivepress.net, April 27, 2013.
- Laura Rosen, Former CIA officer: ‘Absurd’ to link uncle of Boston suspects, Agency, , Al Monitor 4-27-2013
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