Category: Venezuela

Bloggers credited with stopping European military sale to Chavez

In what could signal a transformation of world politics, bloggers are credited with stopping Europe’s $630 million military aircraft sale to Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Several online news services quickly picked up on the story and published a statement from an Institute of World Politics professor who has done cutting-edge work on blogging and international politics. Foreign Policy journal’s editorial blog reports, “The...

Fox News hosts Dr Waller in debate on Venezuela’s Chavez

(Institute of World Politics news release)  Fox News had IWP Annenberg Professor J. Michael Waller on its Dayside program on September 22 to talk about Venezuelan Hugo Chavez, in a live show that coincided with the dictator’s incendiary speech in Harlem. The spirited show featured a guest supportive of the Chavez regime who stood in for the Venezuelan ambassador, and studio audience...

Senators ask president for action based on Waller’s paper

[News release] A bipartisan group of four US senators has asked President George W. Bush to act against allies who damage American national security interests by arming extremist regimes. The senators’ letter, which concerns what to do about Venezuela after diplomacy has failed, echoes policy recommendations that an IWP professor made a month ago. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism,...

Boycott allies who arm our adversaries

by J. Michael Waller Providence Journal, May 24, 2006 WASHINGTON – The arms embargo recently announced by the U.S. against the revolutionary regime in Venezuela is long overdue. Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, has gone out of his way to align his country with terrorist regimes, aid extremist movements and break anti-terrorism treaty obligations. But at least one of our North...

When allies arm our adversaries: The case of Spanish military sales to Venezuela

Occasional Paper The Institute of World Politics by J. Michael Waller Introduction The United States must draw the line when its foreign military suppliers endanger US national security interests. This is especially true when foreign defense companies aid and abet regimes that subvert their democratic neighbors and align with state sponsors of terrorism. When political and diplomatic efforts fail to...

On VOA and VOA-TV, professor talks of how to undermine Chavez regime

(Institute of World Politics news release) The consolidating dictatorship of strongman Hugo Chavez is destroying the Venezuelan economy and threatening to destabilize South America and the Caribbean, Annenberg Professor J. Michael Waller said on the Voice of America radio and VOA-TV in separate interviews on June 21 and 23, 2005. In the Spanish-language programs, Waller called on Brazil, as Venezuela’s largest...

What to do about Venezuela: The case for political and psychological strategy

(Text is from a news release) In a paper timed to coincide with a major hemispheric policy address by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Center for Security Policy warned today that the increasingly repressive – and aggressive – dictatorship in Venezuela must either change or be changed if the region is to avoid the terrible human costs of a new generation...

Hyde urges Bush to oust Venezuela’s Chavez

by J Michael Waller, Insight magazine, October 29, 2002 Warning of the formation of a potential “Axis of Evil” in the Americas, an influential lawmaker has called on President George W. Bush to support the ouster of left-wing Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Just days before Brazilians elected radical populist Lula da Silva as their president on Oct. 27, House International Relations...