Right Web

Tracking militarists’ efforts to influence U.S. foreign policy

About Right Web

Right Web is a program of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) that assesses the work of prominent organizations and individuals—both in and out of government—who promote aggressive or militaristic U.S. foreign and defense policies, with a special focus on the “war on terror” and the Middle East. Right Web aims to foster informed public debate about these policies with feature articles and profiles of individuals and organizations that examine political discourses and institutional allegiances over time.

Efforts to push interventionist U.S. policies often cross party lines and can lead to seemingly unlikely alliances, thus Right Web examines individuals and organizations across the political spectrum, as well as influential “nonpartisan” and “apolitical” actors who collaborate closely with groups that push a hawkish agenda. Reporters, researchers, and analysts have come to rely on Right Web for its well-documented research and analysis.

Originally founded by the now-defunct International Relations Center (IRC) in 2003, Right Web represented a revival of an earlier IRC program called GroupWatch (1985-1991), which profiled more than 125 private, quasi-governmental, and religious organizations that were closely associated with the implementation of U.S. foreign policy in the 1980s, especially in Central America. IPS took over Right Web from the Political Research Associates in January 2010.

 

Right Web Staff


Michael Flynn, project director of IPS Right Web, is a writer and researcher based in Geneva, Switzerland. His experience includes working as an editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and serving as a project coordinator at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he founded the Global Detention Project. He has been a fellow of the International Reporting Project (formerly the Pew International Journalism Program), has received multiple grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and has served as co-coordinator of research projects funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies and the Geneva International Academic Network. He holds a bachelor’s in philosophy from DePaul University and an MA and PhD in international studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Sina Toossi is Right Web's assistant editor. He holds an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service, with a regional concentration in the Middle East. His writings have appeared on Muftah and Foreign Policy in Focus. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he double majored in economics and political science.




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Please Note: Right Web and IPS neither represent nor endorse any of the individuals or groups profiled on our site.

Inquiries or media requests can be emailed to IPS or sent to:

Institute for Policy Studies/Right Web
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Washington DC 20036
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May 07, 2015

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May 07, 2015

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May 05, 2015

The latest Iran bill wending its way through Congress has divided neoconservatives as Bill Kristol and his Emergency Committee for Israel find themselves attacked from the left by rightwing hawks like the Post’s Jennifer Rubin for their opposition to the bill.


May 01, 2015

The Washington Post has attempted to paint Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as anti-Semitic for connecting billionaire Paul Singer and the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), while avoiding any mention of the financial connection between Singer and FDD.


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