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Problems at Freedom’s Watch?

Published on March 9th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

The Washington Post has a brief item Sunday indicating some major staff turmoil at Freedom’s Watch, which has appeared to be a spin-off of the well-endowed Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC). Its president and CEO, Bill Blakeman, ... Read More


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The Bush Doctrine in Embryo

Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

The independent National Security Archive has just published recently declassified documents regarding the birth and evolution of the infamous Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) that was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post in ... Read More


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Some of FDD’s Bigger Donors and Another Defection

Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

As Donna Brazile blamed the “influence of their funders” on FDD’s increasingly “radical right-wing” orientation, it might be helpful to list those individuals and institutions that, according to publicly available tax records, have contributed $100,000 or ... Read More


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More Democrats Flee FDD

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

For an update on the exodus of Democrats from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, see Wednesday’s article by Spencer Ackerman on the new Washington Independent website and a later piece by Isikoff and Hosenball ... Read More


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Donna Catches On to FDD

Published on February 26th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

It took more than six years, but at least one Democrat enlisted after 9/11 by the hard-line neo-conservative Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) seems finally to have caught on to the fact that its ... Read More


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Jaw-Jaw In Order to War-War?

Published on February 20th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

AEI’s Reuel Marc Gerecht now believes that Washington should offer to engage in unconditional, high-level talks and even normalize diplomatic relations with Iran…apparently in order to rally support for war. In a New York Times op-ed ... Read More


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What is Michael Rubin Talking About?

Published on February 19th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In the latest attack by the neo-conservatives on the U.S. intelligence community, the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Michael Rubin claims in this week’s Weekly Standard that, in his recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director ... Read More


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