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GroupWatch Archive

The profiles included on this page were produced by the International Relations Center as part of its GroupWatch initiative, which operated during the period 1985-1991.

Christian Anti-Communism Crusade


America’s Development Foundation


Council for Inter-American Security


Afghanistan Relief Committee


Christian Broadcasting Network


Center for Democracy


United States Council for World Freedom


World Anti-Communist League


United States Institute of Peace


World Freedom Foundation


Conservative Caucus


Moral Majority


Citizens for America


American Freedom Coalition


International Christian Embassy Jerusalem


International Foundation for Electoral Systems


International Rescue Committee, Inc.


Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies


League for Industrial Democracy


Social Democrats, USA


Council for the Defense of Freedom


National Defense Council Foundation


Coalition for a Democratic Majority


Council on Foreign Relations


Center for Strategic and International Studies


Free Trade Union Institute


Nicaraguan Freedom Fund


A. Philip Randolph Institute


Accuracy In Media


Committee for the Free World


Committee on the Present Danger


Eagle Forum


Opus Dei/Work of God


Unification Church


Friends of the Democratic Center in Central America


Far East Broadcasting Company


Puebla Institute


Friends of the Americas


Western Goals Foundation


Thomas A. Dooley Foundation-Intermed-USA, Inc.

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Clare Lopez is a former CIA officer and rightwing activist who has argued that the Muslim Brotherhood and a shadowy “Iran Lobby” are working to shape Obama administration policy.


Michael Ledeen, a “Freedom Scholar” at the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has long been obsessed with getting the U.S. to force regime change in Tehran.


Michael Flynn is a former Trump administration National Security Advisor who was forced to step down only weeks on the job because of his controversial contacts with Russian officials before Trump took office.


The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney has emerged as the most visible advocate of hardline security policies in the Cheney family.


Bret Stephens is a columnist for the New York Times who previously worked at the Wall Street Journal and the neoconservative flagship magazine Commentary.


Joe Lieberman, the neoconservative Democrat from Connecticut who retired from the Senate in 2013, co-chairs a foreign policy project at the American Enterprise Institute.


Former attorney general Edwin Meese, regarded as one of President Ronald Reagan’s closest advisers despite persistent allegations of influence peddling and bribery during his tenure, has been a consummate campaigner on behalf of rightist U.S. foreign and domestic policies. He currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution.


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The President went to the region as a deal maker and a salesman for American weapon manufacturing. He talked about Islam, terrorism, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the benefit of expert advice in any of these areas. After great showmanship in Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, he and his family left the region without much to show for or to benefit the people of that war-torn region.


Although the Comey memo scandal may well turn out to be what brings Trump down, this breach of trust may have had more lasting effect than any of Trump’s other numerous misadventures. It was an unprecedented betrayal of Israel’s confidence. Ironically, Trump has now done what even Barack Obama’s biggest detractors never accused him of: seriously compromised Israel’s security relationship with the United States.


Congress and the public acquiesce in another military intervention or a sharp escalation of one of the U.S. wars already under way, perhaps it’s time to finally consider the true costs of war, American-style — in lives lost, dollars spent, and opportunities squandered. It’s a reasonable bet that never in history has a society spent more on war and gotten less bang for its copious bucks.


Trump’s reorganization of the foreign policy bureaucracy is an ideologically driven agenda for undermining the power and effectiveness of government institutions that could lead to the State Department’s destruction.


Spurred by anti-internationalist sentiment among conservative Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration, the US is headed for a new confrontation with the UN over who decides how much the US should pay for peacekeeping.


Decent developments in the Trump administration indicate that the neoconservatives, at one point on the margins of Washington’s new power alignments, are now on the ascendent?


As the end of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president approaches, it seems that his version of an “America-first” foreign policy is in effect a military-first policy aimed at achieving global hegemony, which means it’s a potential doomsday machine.


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