Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
Established in 1997 by William Kristol and Robert Kagan, PNAC's goal is "to promote American global leadership." Creating a blueprint for the US' current role in the world, PNAC's original Statement of Principles called for the US to return to a "Reaganite foreign policy of military strength and moral clarity."
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Founded in 1943, this influential Washington think tank is known as the headquarters of neoconservative thought. In a crucial speech in the lead up to the war in Iraq, US President George W. Bush said this to an audience at AEI: "You do such good work that my administration has borrowed 20 such minds."
Jewish Intitute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
Based in Washington, JINSA "communicates with the national security establishment and the general public to explain the role Israel can and does play in bolstering American interests, as well as the link between American defense policy and the security of Israel." Some of the strongest supporters of Israel's right-wing Likud Party in the already pro-Israel neoconservative circles are on JINSA's board of advisers.
Center for Security Policy (CSP)
CSP's 2001 annual report boasts of its influence saying it "isn't just a 'think tank' it's an agile, durable, and highly effective 'main battle tank' in the war of ideas on national security." Securing neoconservatives' influence at the nexus of military policymakers and weapons manufacturers, CSP's mission is "to promote world peace through American strength."
The Hudson Institute
Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahnt The Hudson Institute claims to be a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom, challenging conventional thinking and help manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary and collaborative studies in defense, international relations, economics, culture, science, technology, and law. Hudson claims to recognize the complexities within societies and to focus on the often-overlooked interplay among culture, demography, technology, markets, and political leadership.
The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
The incoherent and badly written mission statement of the IASPS seems to be accusing Western "Elites" of undermining Judeo-Christian, West European American culture, and trying to merge Western culture with Islam and other hostile forces. "After a half century of nurturing the institutional destruction of Western societies, the Elites have now converged with terrorist Islam to herd the peoples of these societies into killing fields, assisted by the Judeo-Christian, Western and Caucasian populations themselves". The mission of the Institute and its programs is to reverse and restore what is now marked for destruction.
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center is dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, from disputes over the role of religion in public life to battles over the nature of the family, EPPC and its scholars have consistently sought to defend the great Western ethical imperatives -- respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government.
It claims to be genuinely ecumenical and interreligious, "clarifying the ways in which moral principles shape the choices that political leaders must make in our democracy". It is very right wing, nationalist and strident on foreign policy.
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
FDD was founded shortly after 9/11 to engage in the worldwide war of ideas and to support the defense of democratic societies under assault by terrorism and Militant Islamism.
Describing itself as "America's premier monthly journal of opinion," Commentary magazine is widely regarded as the leading outlet for neoconservative writing. Founded in 1945, this American Jewish Committee publication steadily gained ideological influence under the editorships of Iriving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, two of neoconservatism's founding fathers. Today, Commentary advocates passionate support for Israel, and regime change in at least half a dozen countries deemed hostile to US and Israeli security and interests.
Founded in 1955 by precocious conservative William F. Buckley, National Review promised to stand "athwart the path of history, yelling Stop!" AntiCommunist in stance, Catholic in judgment, Republican in preference, the magazine has weaned generations of conservative leaders. Its continued emphasis on traditional moral values and limited government put it outside the neoconservative camp, but in recent years, the magazine has increasingly adopted neocon attitudes.
The Weekly Standard
Weekly Standard editors comprise a "who's who" of neoconservative figures. Currently led by William Kristol and Fred Barnes, the magazine has, since its founding in 1995, encouraged the cultivation of an American empire.
The New Republic
Like neoconservatism's own founding, The New Republic's roots tap into an unlikely intellectual resevoir. Begun as a progressive oriented journal in 1914, the magazine initially supported the Soviet Union and opposed the Vietnam war, but later supported President Reagan's foreign policy and both Gulf Wars. Today, its advocacy of a muscular, pro-Israel, pro-interventionist US foreign policy - coupled with its embrace of Democratic centrist domestic policies - make it a leading neocon voice.
The National Interest
The National Interest claims it's "where the great debates begin." Founded in 1985 by Irving Kristol, the quarterly journal examines international relations from a broad perspective that embraces social issues, religion, and history. Though it does not always promote neocon causes, the journal's editorial board is dominated by some of the movement's most influential voices, including Midge Decter, Samuel P. Huntington, Charles Krauthammer, Richard Perle, and Daniel Pipes.
The Public Interest
When he founded the magazine in 1965, Irving Kristol defined the aim of The Public Interest: "to help all of us when we discuss issues of public policy, to know a little better what we are talking about and preferably in time to make such knowledge effective." The Public Interest focuses more on American domestic culture and politics rather than international affairs. As a result, its contributors reflect a wide diversity of ideological perspectives.
All the above organizations make claims about "freedom" and "democracy" and use all the good buzzwords. Whatever their true agendas, they and their staffs do give the impression of lacking the imagination and empathy to understand what drives Moslem fundamentalism. Their first reaction is to wave the American flag and advocate war (as long as they and their families don't have to fight or make persoanl sacrifices); their very last reaction is to be smart and examine what the West has done and is doing to antagonize the Moslems and to find ways of isolating the terrorists and reducing their support among their populations. They have been dismally wrong on every count during the past six or seven years, and have done untold damage to the United States and to the West in general.