Norman Bailey

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(academic, economist)
BornNorman Alishan Bailey
Member ofInstitute of World Politics, Le Cercle

Norman Alishan Bailey is President of the Institute for Global Economic Growth, an international economic consultant, and a former US government official. He is an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics and teaches a course on "Economics for Foreign Policy Makers."[1]

Deep Political connections

Member of Le Cercle.

Employment at the National Security Council

Bailey served as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) between 1981 and 1983.[2] During his employment at the NSC, Bailey, whose specialty was monitoring "terrorism" by tracking finances, was involved in the following events:[3]

Bailey investigated the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).[4] Bailey was quoted in Newsweek saying that the CIA was not interested in "blowing the BCCI cover."[5]


Full article: PROMIS

In 2008, Norman Bailey admitted on the record that the PROMIS database and search application has been given to the NSA. Salon magazine commented “His admission is the first public acknowledgement by a former US intelligence official that the NSA used the PROMIS software.” Bailey also says that the application was given to the Treasury Department for a financial tracking project in the early 1980s that also involved the National Security Council (see 1982-1984). Bailey worked for US governments from the Ronald Reagan era until the George W. Bush administration and, in addition to the 1980s tracking program, he headed a special unit within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence focused on financial intelligence on Cuba and Venezuela in 2006 and 2007.[6]


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 198510 January 1985US
Washington DC


  1. The Institute of World Politics entry for Bailey
  2. The Institute of World Politics entry for Bailey
  3. History Commons entry for Bailey
  4. Beatty, Jonathan, Gwynne, S.C., The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride Into the Secret Heart of Bcci,[1], Beard Books (January 2004)
  5. "The Bcci-Cia Connection: Just How Far Did It Go?" [2], Newsweek, December 7, 1992