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journalist , think-tank executive

Jon Basil Utley, Russian, American think-tank executive, journalist. Associate scholar Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1995-1998; Robert A. Taft fellow Ludwig Von Mises Institute, since 1998.


Utley, Jon Basil was born on March 10, 1934 in Moscow. Came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1952. Son of Arcadi and Freda (Utley) Berdichevsky.


Student, University Munich, 1952. Student, Alliance Française, Paris, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1956.


Manager American International Underwriters, Cali, Colombia, 1959-1960. Editor, public Bogotá Bulletin, 1960-1961. Vice president Universal Investors Services, Nassau, 1962-1967.

Real estate developer Washington, since 1968. Managing general partner Kimwill Oil Associates, Warren, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986. President Ocean McLean Corporation, 1989-1997, Needle in a Haystack, Washington, 1990-1998, Needle Express, 1993-1998.

Foreign correspondent Journal Commerce, International Reports, S. American, 1969-1974. Columnist Times of the American mathematical society, 1974-1992, associate editor, 1981-1992. Columnist Washington Inquirer, 1981-1990, Washington Times, 1981-1982.

Contributing editor Conservative Digest, 1984-1989. Member editorial advisory board International Reports, 1981-1991. Lecturer Accuracy in Media, treasurer, Ukraine, 1997, Cyprus, 99, Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge.

Commentator Voice of America, 1985—2003. Jamestown Foundation observer Russian elections, 2000.


  • Other Work

    • Associate public Lima Times, The American Conservative, 2005^. Contributor articles to Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, National Review, Human Events, Miami Herald, Lincoln Review, New York City Tribune, American Legion magazine, El Salvador Gazette, The World and I, Reason. Com, Foreign Policy in Focus, Instapundit, Alternet, RealClearPolitics.

      Com, Freerepublic. Com, Antiwar. Com, Instapunoti, others.


Observer Guatemalan elections Georgetown University Center Strategic Studies, 1985, Romanian elections, 1990. Trustee Center International Relations, advisory committee Solidarity Endowment. Co-founder Committee to Avert a Mideast Holocaust, 1990-1994.

President Freda Utley Foundation, 2002^. Fellow: Atlas Economic Research Foundation (senior. Director Russian projects 2000-2005).

Member: Council National Policy, Americans Against Bombing/Americans Against World Empire (chairman since 1998), Hispanic American Center Economic Research (board directors since 1997), World English Language Newspaper Association (president 1996), United Srs. Association (board directors 1993—2001, vice president Amcham Cuba since 2003), Council Inter-American Security (board directors 1988-1993), Philadelphia Society, National Press Club.


Married Ana Maria Hijar, 1968.

Arcadi Berdichevsky

Freda (Utley) Berdichevsky

Ana Maria Hijar