Category: Economic warfare

Everyone else is manipulating the markets for their own ends. Why not do it in defense of our freedoms?

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,...

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...

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...

Economic warfare: An under-used tool of statecraft

by J Michael Waller, Insight, October 29, 2002 Al-Qaeda recently announced economic warfare against the United States and other Western countries. U.S. intelligence expects years of attacks on the economic infrastructure of the civilized world. For its part, the United States has an arsenal of economic weapons for this war, but critics fear it may have forgotten how to use...

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...

China cashes in on US capital markets

by J Michael Waller Insight magazine, 24 January 2000 Is your individual retirement account bankrolling Communist China’s nuclear-weapons program? Is that promising oil stock in your portfolio financing a war of extermination against Christians halfway around the world? Could your pension fund be weakened because it holds shares in companies about to be slapped with sanctions for investing in terrorist regimes?...