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Bloggers credited with stopping European military sale to Venezuela

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

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

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

by J. Michael Waller, The Institute of World Politics, Occasional Paper, May 2006 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.

Spain should consider martyr’s message

by J Michael Waller, Insight, March 15, 2004. In the midst of warring ideologies it may be well for the people of Spain to consider the faithfulness of their forebears who resisted the Islamic occupation of their land just over 1,100 years ago. The Madrid bombing coincided with a martyr’s feast day. Download pdf: IM-Spain-martyr-Mar2004