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 militarist 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 militaristic policies cross party lines, and so Right Web examines individuals and organizations across the political spectrum, as well as “nonpartisan” political actors. 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.

 

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Michael Flynn, project director of IPS Right Web, is a writer based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the founder and lead researcher of the Geneva-based Global Detention Project (http://www.globaldetentionproject.org/), a former associate editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a past fellow of the International Reporting Project (formerly the Pew International Journalism Program), and the recipient of multiple grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. His articles have been published by the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Inter Press Service, Asia Times, and Mexico's Reforma, among other media outlets. 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 is currently pursuing his MA in International Affairs at 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 holds BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




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October, 24 2014

The U.S. bears enormous responsibility for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and needs to do less, in terms of its overriding commitment to Israel, to resolve this conflict.


October, 21 2014

Obama’s decision to airdrop new weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani has been praised by Republican hawks, who have called for much stronger action, including no-fly zones and attacks on Syrian military targets.


October, 21 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Washington have been swift in their efforts to discredit human rights groups who have criticized the Israeli government’s talking points on Gaza.


October, 15 2014

The crumbling Levant poses a greater danger than ISIL and must be addressed first and foremost by the states of the region.


October, 15 2014

America’s Cold-War era Middle East policy of relying on a cast of autocratic states plus Israel must change.


October, 14 2014

The longstanding U.S. policy of not engaging Iran and working to contain its influence in the Middle East has in fact contributed to rising sectarian tensions and extremism in the region.


October, 09 2014

The U.S. track record of using military force in the Middle East has tended to make things worse rather than better, and there is no reason to believe things will be different in the campaign against ISIS.


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