The WINEP crusade to discredit the Egyptian revolution A few days ago I noted a pretty awful piece by WINEP's Robert Satloff and Eric Trager in WSJ. But there is more:
Give Stephen M. Walt his due. Defending Dennis Ross
On "Dual Loyalty" (2): A Response to Robert Satloff If you would like to read a textbook example of a dust-kicking operation, please look at Robert Satloff's heated response to my recent post explaining the problems that can arise when top-level foreign policy officials have strong attachments to a foreign country. I seem to have struck a nerve. There are only two important issues here, and Satloff ignores both of them.
Washington Institute for Near East Policy Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) is a Washington-DC-based think tank and part of the so-called pro-Israel Lobby; WINEP was founded in 1985. WINEP was founded by AIPAC, and initially WINEP staff and offices overlapped; WINEP’s founding director was Martin Indyk, AIPAC’s former research director. While AIPAC sought to influence the US Congress directly, WINEP is seen as a means to influence US foreign policy, discussion of foreign policy in the media, to serve as a conduit to place its own personnel in key policy-making position, and to recruit important policymakers to its cause. WINEP’s means used to influence US foreign policy include the following:
Is Israel REALLY a "Strategic Asset?"
By Eli Clifton on June 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm "WINEP Fellow: Disingenuous To Frame Military Action Against Iran As a Simple ‘Raid’" Jeffrey White WINEP Fellow: Disingenuous To Frame Military Action Against Iran As a Simple 'Raid'
WINEP official says U.S. strategy is aimed at provoking 'Pearl Harbor' that justifies war with Iran
Benjamin Netanyahu and Dennis Ross Last week, Haaretz’s Barak Ravid broke the story that Dennis Ross, late of the Obama administration, had never actually given up his security clearance and was still playing an outsized, and seemingly unchecked, role in advising the president. Now Ravid has a follow-up revelation that suggests just how strong the Ross-White House connection still is: shortly after leaving the White House, the Obama team requested that a special secure phone line be installed in Ross’s office. That’s right, in his office, which just happens to be at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the AIPAC-affiliated neocon redoubt that boasts Marty Peretz and Henry Kissinger among its Board of Advisors and Daniel Pipes among its “adjunct scholars.” If there was ever a metaphor for the special relationship between Israel lobbyists and the White House this surely would be it. Dennis Ross Redux: Haaretz reveals White House - WINEP hotline
تنبيه سياسي ديفيد بولوك تنازل "حزب النهضة" الإسلامي طواعية عن السلطة السياسية في تونس دون عنف جماهيري أو تدخل عسكري من أي نوع. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy - Insight and Analysis on U.S. Middle East Policy