Stefan Halper

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Person.png Stefan Halper  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(academic, deep state actor)
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NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge, Oxford University, Stanford
Member ofLe Cercle
Interests • October Surprise
• Russiagate

An influential member of Le Cercle.


Halper graduated from Stanford University in 1967 and gained a doctorate from the University of Oxford (1971) and the University of Cambridge (2004).[1][2] Halper is the son-in-law of Ray S. Cline,CIA's Director of the Directorate of Intelligence from 1962 to 1966.[3]


Halper began his US government career in 1971 in the Executive Office of the President. During the Nixon Administration he held positions in the White House Domestic Council and the Office of Management and Budget. With the Gerald Ford Presidency, Halper moved to the Office of the White House Chief of Staff where he had responsibility for a range of domestic and international issues.

In 1977 Halper became Special Counsel to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and Legislative Assistant to Senator William Roth (R-Del.)

October Surprise

He was involved in the October Surprise operation to get rid of president Carter. The New York Times reported that for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, Halper was the "person in charge" of running a "highly secretive" operation to get "inside information" about the Carter Administration's foreign policy and pass it to the Reagan campaign.[4] [5]

Support for George H. W. Bush & Ronald Reagan

In 1979 he became National Policy Director for George H. W. Bush’s Presidential campaign and then in 1980 he became Director of Policy Coordination for the Reagan-Bush Presidential campaign. After Reagan entered the White House, Halper became Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs. Upon leaving the Department in 1984, he remained an advisor on National Security Affairs to the White House and the Republican National Committee until 1992.

Media Influence

Halper has contributed to many controlled media outlets including The National Interest, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, the BBC, CNN , SKY News, ABC, CBS, NBC and C-Span.

Other Influence

Halper has worked as a "foreign policy advisor" to various think-tanks and research institutions, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Center for the National Interest and the Institute for World Politics.

He has been a Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense, and on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Stefan Halper is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, and the Travellers Club in London.

Business career

From 1984 to 1990 Halper was chairman and majority shareholder of the Palmer National Bank of Washington, D.C., the National Bank of Northern Virginia and the George Washington National Bank.[1]

Deep politics

He visited Le Cercle.[6]


Halper was a police spy in the Russiagate operation, to get several Trump staffers - including George Papadopoulos - to incriminate themselves[citation needed].


  • 2004 - America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order - Cambridge University Press
  • 2007 - The Silence of the Rational Centre: Why American Foreign Policy is Failing - Basic Books (Co-author with Jonathan Clarke)
  • 2010 - The Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism in our Time - Basic Books