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Paul M. Joyal
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law enforcement

Paul M. Joyal is an American security analyst and media commentator who specializes in Russia, the former Soviet Republics and the Russian Intelligence service. He frequently comments on political and security matters of espionage, information warfare, terrorism and cyber security. He began his career in federal law enforcement (USCP) and was the lead investigator in the 1983 bombing of the US Capitol outside the Senate Chamber. He later became a staff member and  Director of Security for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Joyal holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Catholic University of America.

He was one of the lead researchers in the Intelligence Community (IC) research Project Slammer, an investigation into the motivations of convicted espionage individuals.

He has been cited as an expert source by many news outlets, including Time Magazine and PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. His published works include the book Fifteen Years of Espionage (ISBN 0935067140) and “Singling out Arab-Americans,” the January 21, 1991, editorial in the Washington Post and many more. He recently appeared in the Netfix series “Spycraft” on the Russian use of poison for assassination and hybrid warfare in Ukraine. He will appear on two episodes of upcoming “Spycraft 2” series and discuss his dinner with the Soviet British spy George Blake.

He has close ties with the government of the Republic of Georgia since 1991 and was decorated Order of Honor of Georgia by President Eduard Shevardnadze in January of 2003.

His presentation on the history of Russia’s use of assassinations as part of the theory of Active Measure to the NYPD Intelligence and federal partners has been updated recently for multi agency presentation with details of the GRU Unit 29155 (Skripal) and activities in assassination, sabotage and subversion in the European theater.

Paul was recognized, along with Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, by the Respect for Law Alliance of NYC as one of the principal leadership awardees of the Golden Eagle Award, “Defender of Counterintelligence and Homeland Security.” In 2011 re was recipient of the Linda Franklin National Achievement Award, the FBI’s National InfraGard’s highest honor where he served 6 years on the National Board of Directors.

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