Foreign Policy Initiative
-11 Dupont Circle, NW · Suite 325 · Washington, DC 20036 · (202) 296-3322 · firstname.lastname@example.org * http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/
In their words: “The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is a ‘non-partisan’ think tank located in downtown Washington D.C. Founded in 2009, FPI promotes continued U.S. engagement in the world, robust support for America’s ‘democratic’ allies, ‘human rights’ and ‘freedom’ in oppressive governments, a strong ‘defense’ budget, and international economic engagement.”
The globalist Foreign Policy Initiative is the reinvented “Project for a New American Century.”
”As the mercenary’s massacres kept flowing, the Zionist dragon comprised of heads from the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) emerged from the shadows. Its thirst for blood not quenched by millions of dead Iraqis and Afghans, it now wanted Libya to solidify the Zionist entity’s revenge against Qaddafi once and for all. With US, UK and French special forces deployed to Tobruk and Benghazi a day after the fraudulent airstrikes stories were run (67), an organization called the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) wrote a letter to Obama, puppet of Zion, urging an immediate full-scale military intervention to take out Qaddafi and “end the violence.” Who are the leaders of FPI, you ask? PNAC repackaged: Wolfowitz, Kristol, Abrams, Kagan, Edelman and Senor. The genocidal maniacs who designed the ravaging and pillaging of Iraq and Afghanistan. In line with FPI’s request, Zionist hawks Joe Lieberman and John McCain called Washington from Tel Aviv demanding that Obama arm the “rebels (68),” who were already receiving training from Western Special Ops.” [Read it all -->http://www.maskofzion.com/2011/03/libya-zionist-dragon-and-drums-of-war.html]
The Foreign Policy Initiative is a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group (FPI) that was founded in early 2009 by several high-profile neoconservative figures. The group is similar in its aims and operations to an earlier neoconservative-advocacy initiative, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a now defunct letterhead organization associated with the American Enterprise Institute that played a singular role in advocating the U.S. invasion of Iraq after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  As a successor to PNAC, FPI is devoted to promoting an aggressive U.S. “security” posture in the post-George W. Bush era.
Arguing that “strategic overreach is not the problem and retrenchment is not the solution,” FPI highlights five key items on its agenda: the promotion of “continued U.S. engagement—diplomatic, economic, and military—in the world and rejection of policies that would lead us down the path to isolationism; robust support for America’s democratic allies and opposition to rogue regimes that threaten American interests; the human rights of those oppressed by their governments, and U.S. leadership in working to spread political and economic freedom; a strong military with the defense budget needed to ensure that America is ready to confront the threats of the 21st century; international economic engagement as a key element of U.S. foreign policy in this time of great economic dislocation.” 
As of July 2009, FPI’s board of directors included three individuals closely associated with the Bush administration’s “war on terror” policies: neocon stalwarts Robert Kagan and William Kristol, who during the Bill Clinton presidency cofounded PNAC; and investment banker Dan Senor, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who served the Bush administration as a Pentagon adviser to Central Command. 
As of July 2009, FPI’s staff included: Ellen Bork, daughter of former Supreme Court Justice nominee Robert Bork and former acting director of the Project for the New American Century; Jamie Fly, head of FPI’s foreign policy programs, who worked in the National Security Council at the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2004-09; Rachel Hoff, director of FPI’s external affairs, who doubles as director of media relations for the Young Republican National Federation; and Christian Whiton, FPI’s policy advisor, a Bush-era State Department staffer assigned to North Korea policy and other Asian issues. 
FPI’s 2009 Mission Statement highlights a number of “foreign policy challenges” confronting the United States: “They come from rising and resurgent powers, including China and Russia. They come from other autocracies that violate the rights of their citizens. They come from rogue states that work with each other in ways inimical to our interests and principles, and that sponsor terrorism and pursue weapons of mass destruction. They come from Al Qaeda and its affiliates who continue to plot attacks against the United States and our allies. They come from failed states that serve as havens for terrorists and criminals and spread instability to their neighbors.” 
Like its predecessor, PNAC, FPI apparently aims to build alliances across ideological lines through the mechanics of open sign-on letters supporting particular stances on key foreign policy issues. In early July 2009, for example, FPI released an open-letter to President Barack Obama urging him to promote human rights during his summit in Russia with President Dmitry Medvedev. Among the signatories to the letter were several long-standing neoconservative associates, including Max Boot, Jeffrey Gedmin, Carl Gershman, Max Kampelman, Bruce Jackson, Clifford May, Danielle Pletka, Randy Scheunemann, Gary Schmitt, Peter Wehner, and James Woolsey. In addition to these names, however, were those of several well known human rights and civil liberties experts, like Larry Cox of Amnesty International-USA, Clinton administration official Morton Halperin, and Stephen Rickard of the Open Society Institute. 
Commenting on the letter, Jim Lobe of the Inter Press Service wrote, “That several genuine human rights activists … should have chosen to associate themselves with such a group is remarkable and offers additional evidence that Kagan and Kristol are trying to reconstruct the neocon/liberal coalition that pressed the Clinton administration to intervene in the Balkans during the late 1990s. … [T]o the extent that prominent liberals publicly endorse it, neoconservatives … regain respectability.” 
Earlier in 2009, FPI played a vocal role in supporting President Obama’s approach to confronting the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Central Asia. The group’s inaugural conference, held in Washington on March 31, 2009, was titled “Afghanistan: Planning for Success.” Among the participants were Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a long-time supporter of neocon-led causes like the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq; Frederick Kagan, brother of Robert and coauthor of a 2007 American Enterprise Institute study that reportedly served as a blueprint for the “surge” in Iraq; and I. Lewis Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff who was convicted in connection with the federal investigation into the “outing” of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Commenting on the conference, Matt Duss of Thinkprogress.org told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, “It was kind of a reunion of John McCain`s presidential campaign.” 
The conference devoted significant time to pushing counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan, which was the topic of a discussion led by Robert Kagan and John Nagl, a retired Army officer and president of the Center for a New American Security who has promoted applying counterinsurgency techniques learned in Vietnam to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  According to a summary of the discussion published by FPI, “Nagl stated that the ‘means’ which President Obama described in the strategy—an increase of 17,000 troops along with 4,000 more trainers and advisors—is merely a down-payment on the vast force necessary to protect the Afghan people, that is, to effectively carry out a population-centric counterinsurgency strategy. An effort to expand the Afghan National Army (not mentioned in the president’s remarks) would be the most prudent means of resolving this manpower shortfall. While the deployment of a dedicated training and advisory force is an encouraging and long-overdue step, the number of troops in the country even after the announced increase will be insufficient to achieve even the limited short-term goals laid out by the administration.” 
According to FPI’s summary, Kagan agreed with Nagl, arguing that “that while the president appears to have committed himself to a real, comprehensive counterinsurgency strategy—instead of a more minimalist counterterrorism approach—he risks under-resourcing the strategy.” However, Kagan also praised Obama’s overall approach, saying it “portends further encouraging trends in the administration’s foreign policy. … The president has said ‘no’ to pulling back. Obama has renewed America’s commitment to the conflict in Afghanistan and set a precedent in the process; it seems unlikely for him to push forward in this case, but to retreat elsewhere.” 
The conference, as well as its show of support for Obama’s emerging foreign policy, caused a considerable stir among political observers. Wrote David Weigel of the Washington Independent, “We knew it … when Bill Kristol praised President Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, but the degree to which neoconservatives are happy with the plan is striking.” 
Commented Spencer Ackerman, “On March 31, FPI holds its first public event, ‘Afghanistan: Planning For Success,’ though, given the heavy representation of Iraq war advocates, I think a far better title would be ‘Afghanistan: Dealing With The Huge Problems Created By Many Of The People On This Very Stage.’ The broad consensus among national security analysts and aid officials is that the diversion of troops and resources toward Iraq beginning in 2002 was one of the main reasons the Taliban and Al Qaeda were able to re-establish themselves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas.… It’s deeply absurd that some of the people most responsible for the crisis in Afghanistan would now presume to tell us how to deal with it.” 
Board of Directors
9/11 Perps: A-H * Atlantic Council * Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), etc. | http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Edelman_Eric | http://www.nndb.com/people/780/000127399/ - Born 1951. Father: Milton Edelman; Mother: Frederica Edelman; Brother: Marc Edelman; Sister: Alexandra Edelman; Wife: Patricia D. Edelman (four children). Son: Alexander; Daughter: Stephanie; Son: Terence; Son: Robert. …US Defense Department Under Secretary for Policy (2005-); US Ambassador to Turkey (2003-05); US Official Principal Depy Asst. to the VP for National Security Affairs (2001-03); US Ambassador to Finland (1998-2001); US State Department Executive Asst. to the Depy. Secy. of State (1996-98); US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Prague, Czechia (1994-96); US State Department Depy. to the Ambassador-at-Large & Special Advisor on the New Independent States (1993); US Defense Department Asst. Depy. Under Secy. for Soviet and East European Affairs (1990-93); US State Department Special Asst. for European Affairs to the Under Secy. for Political Affairs (1989-90); US State Department Director, External Political Section, Moscow, Russia (1987-89); US State Department Office of Soviet Affairs (1984-86); US State Department Special Asst. to Secy. of State George Shultz (1982-84); US State Department Staff officer, Secretariat (1982); US State Department Watch officer, Operations Center (1980-82); US State Department US Middle East Delegation to the West Bank/Gaza Autonomy Talks (1980-81); Council on Foreign Relations.
-Eric S Edelman 2152 Aquia Dr; Stafford, VA 22554-2244 (540) 657-2109 [55-59 / Patricia D Edelman, Enc Edelman]
-Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Ambassador Eric S Edelman 1730 Rhode Island Ave NW; Washington, DC 20036-3101 (202) 331-7990
9/11 Perps * PNAC: Ginsberg – Muravchik * http://fedupusa.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/kagans/ | http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Kagan_Robert | Co-founder of the PNAC. Contributing Editor for the Weekly Standard and the New Republic; columnist for the Washington Post. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Husband of Victoria Nuland, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President. History: Deputy in the Department of State under Elliot Abrams during the Reagan administration. …Born in Athens, Greece, in 1958. Married to Victoria Nuland (Nuland is the daughter of Yale “bioethics” and medicine professor Sherwin B. Nuland), the former U.S. ambassador to NATO; two children.
9/11 Perps * PNAC: Ginsberg – Muravchik * Emergency Committee for Israel (etc., etc.) | http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/kristol_william | Founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, monthly columnist for The Washington Post, and contributor for the Fox News Channel. Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan.
-William Kristol 1150 17th St NW; Washington, DC 20036-4603 (202) 463-6535
–Same address, but different phone #: Weekly Standard, Publisher 1150 17th St NW, Ste 505; Washington, DC 20036-4627 (202) 293-4900
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9/11 Perps * http://fedupusa.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/some-media/, etc. | http://www.bollyn.com/the-occupation-of-iraq-is-the-war-in-iraq | http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/senor_dan | Daniel Samuel Senor - most noted for his former position as chief spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. CFR, etc., etc., etc. Spouse: Campbell Brown of CNN; children: Eli James Senor (b. 2007) Asher Liam Senor (b. 2009). | Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Managing Director at New York-based investment fund, and author of forthcoming book on the economy of Israel and globalization in the Middle East (Twelve Books, November 2009). Mr. Senor is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and has been published by The Washington Post, The Jew York Times, and The Weekly Standard. He served as a senior advisor to the Coalition in Iraq, as a Department of Defense advisor to Central Command in Qatar, and a foreign affairs advisor and communications director in the U.S. Senate.
Jamie M. Fly – Executive Director
Prior to joining FPI, Mr. Fly served in the Bush administration at the National Security Council (2008-2009) and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2005-2008). He was Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council, where his portfolio included the Iranian nuclear program, Syria, missile defense, chemical weapons, proliferation finance, and other counterproliferation issues. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was an Assistant for Transnational Threats Policy, where he helped to develop U.S. strategy related to the proliferation of missiles as well as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. For his work in the Department of Defense, he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. …Prior to his service in government, Mr. Fly worked for the Republican National Committee on President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign in Ohio and on the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee. …Mr. Fly was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002-2004, where he worked on European and national security issues. He has worked at the World Bank and interned at the American Enterprise Institute, the American Embassy in London, and the United States Senate. …He blogs regularly at The Weekly Standard blog and Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog and his articles and reviews have been published in Commentary, National Review, Politico, The Weekly Standard, Forbes.com, USNews.com, and National Review Online. Mr. Fly was a 2004 German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner fellow, 2009 Claremont Institute Lincoln fellow, and he participated in the 2004 Aspen Institute’s Transatlantic Young Leaders Program in Berlin, the 2006 Atlantik Brücke German-America Young Leaders Conference, and the 2006 Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
-Probable>Jamie M Fly 232 Tennessee Ave ; Alexandria, VA 22305-1941 [30-34 / Jennifer M. Krueger]
-?>Jamie Fly 20612 Duck Pond Pl; Germantown, MD 20874 (301) 515-8257
-Foreign Policy Initiative, Executive Director 11 Dupont Cir NW, Ste 325; Washington, DC 20036-1238 (202) 296-3322
Ellen Bork – Director, Democracy and Human Rights
Ms. Bork has been professionally involved in supporting democracy and human rights overseas for many years. She came to FPI from Freedom House where she worked on projects assisting activists and dissidents around the world. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Project for the New American Century, a foreign policy think tank, an adviser to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, as the professional staff member for Asia and the Pacific at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and at the Bureau of Latin American Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. …Ms. Bork has been published in major publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Weekly Standard and contributed a chapter on Taiwan to the Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition. She has participated in election observation missions to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia and Ukraine and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet. | Project for a New American Century (PNAC) – Abramowitz to Gershmann * Freedom House (etc., etc.) | http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Bork_Ellen
* v–http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A50231-2005Jan5?language=printer & http://dc.blockshopper.com/developments/619-1201-o-street-nw/streets/o.st–v
-O ST., 1201, No. 1A; Washington, DC [Joseph H. Wilson to Ellen E. Bork, $341,200 (2004)].
-Ellen Bork “address unavailable” Washington, DC (202) 462-4224
-Ellen E Bork 6520 Ridge St; Mc Lean, VA 22101-2237 (703) 288-1174 [45-49 / Robert H Bork, Mary E Bork]
Patrick Christy – Policy Analyst
<-? Patrick comes to FPI with experience in foreign policy and politics. Previously, Patrick served as Senior Policy Analyst for the Republican National Committee (RNC), focusing on energy, foreign affairs and national security issues. Prior to joining the RNC, Patrick worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee as an Analyst and as Clerk for the International practice of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC. Originally from San Diego, California, Patrick holds a BA from Vanderbilt University.
Rachel Hoff – Director of External Affairs
Rachel comes to FPI with years of experience in foreign policy, both on and off Capitol Hill, and in grassroots politics. …On Capitol Hill, Rachel served as Legislative Assistant and Research Analyst for Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), focusing specifically on foreign affairs and national security issues. Prior to that, she worked at the American Enterprise Institute, conducting research with several prominent foreign policy experts on issues in the Middle East, democracy promotion, anti-terrorism strategies, and weapons nonproliferation. During the 2008 election cycle, Rachel worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee. …served as a leader in the Young Republicans both nationally and locally for many years, as Director of Media Relations in 2008 and National Field Director during 2006 and 2007. For her efforts to encourage youth involvement in the Republican Party, she was named National Young Republican Woman of the Year in 2007. …was born and raised on a U.S. military base near Tokyo, Japan. She has also lived abroad in England and Ireland. She holds a BA from Tufts University in Political Science and Philosophy and a Certificate in Irish Politics from the University College of Cork. In 2004, Rachel was awarded the Dan Dutko Fellowship for public policy, which brought her to Washington. | http://www.ypfp.org/content/member-profile-rachel-hoff - Rachel Hoff 28 Washington, DC View Details
Julius Krein – Research Associate [No longer listed.]
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Katherine Matz – Executive Assistant
…from Ellicott City, MD…”excited to be in DC.” …Katie Matz joins FPI as an Executive Assistant. In her current role she manages the front desk, handles administrative duties and various communication tasks. Katie graduated from Penn State University last spring with a degree in public relations. She has previously held several marketing internships and her interests include communications, foreign affairs and event coordination.
-Katherine C Matz 13060 Triadelphia Rd; Ellicott City, MD 21042-1132 (410) 531-6452 [18-24 / Lawrence A Matz, Nancy L Matz, Emily E Matz]
Evan Moore – Policy Analyst
Evan Moore joined the Foreign Policy Initiative in January, 2010 as a Policy Analyst. A native and resident of Virginia, Evan earned his BA in Government and International Politics (specializing in International and Comparative Politics) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, as well as a MS in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University’s satellite graduate department in Fairfax. His thesis analyzed the prospects for future democratization of the Middle East. …Evan also previously interned for the Foreign Policy Initiative and the State Department’s Office of WMD Terrorism.
-At large: http://www.whitepages.com/dir/a-z/moore/evan
Peter Neville – Policy Analyst [No longer listed.]
-?>Peter R Neville 6219 31st St NW; Washington, DC 20015-1517 (202) 686-2896 [Katherine L Neville]
-?>Peter J Neville 105 E Alexandria Ave; Alexandria, VA 22301-2012 [45-49 / Noemi V Wilson]
John Noonan – Policy Advisor [No longer listed.]
* http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-noonan/a/164/47b - Defense Writer at The Weekly Standard – Cheyenne, Wyoming Area.
-?>John K Noonan 1640 16th St NW, Apt 603; Washington, DC 20009-3041 (202) 248-1235 [40-44 / Amanda Noonan, Dixie L Noonan]
Randan Swindler – External Affairs Associate
Randan Swindler joins FPI with non-profit communications and Capitol Hill experience. An honors graduate of the University of South Carolina, Randan began working in Washington for Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) where she developed a keen understanding of the legislative process while strengthening her interest in foreign affairs. …Most recently, Randan served as the communications manager for a DC-based non-profit aimed at supporting military men and women and their families. With a passion for effective communication and the principles of democracy, Randan is excited to assist FPI with externals affairs and Capitol Hill outreach.
Eric Weisz - Director of Operations
Eric Weisz Joins FPI with years of operations experience. In his current role he oversees the Initiative’s human resources functions as well as financials, office procedures, and event coordination. Before joining FPI Eric spent two years at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington based think tank, and many years in private sector businesses. Eric is nearly fluent in Spanish and takes particular interest in the eventual Cuban transition to a democracy after decades of oppressive rule under the Castro brothers. …grew up in Madison Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Eric now resides in Maryland with his wife, Elizabeth, daughter, Abigail, and son, Patrick. Eric can be reached at email@example.com | http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdweisz
-?>Eric K Weisz 320 E Nelson Ave, Apt B2; Alexandria, VA 22301-1850 [30-34] Prior: Washington, DC (2007)
-?>Eric K Weisz 609 Hyde Rd; Silver Spring, MD 20902-3043 (301) 681-3113 [45-49 / Karen A Weisz]
The 2010-2011 Future Leaders [Sic] Program Class
Ariel David Adesnik, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis
Age 33. …is a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses (a “nonprofit” corporation that provides security analyses to the Defense Department) in Alexandria, VA. In 2011, he will be on assignment to the Department of Defense, working for the Irregular Warfare Senior Coordinating Group. Earlier, David spent four months in Iraq as an operations analyst with Multi-National Corps Iraq’s counter-IED unit, Task Force Troy. …While on leave from IDA in 2008, David served on the foreign policy and national security staff of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. Before joining IDA, David received his doctorate in international relations from Oxford, where his research focused on the “democracy” promotion efforts of the Reagan administration. …lives in the AU Park of neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife Susanna, a commercial litigator. | Spouse: Susanna Ying Yee Chu. His father, Milton Adesnik, and mother live in New York, where she is the E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His father, a molecular biologist, is a professor of cell biology at New York University School of Medicine. | http://www.foreignpolicysociety.org/adesnik.htm | http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/fashion/weddings/24CHU.html
-Ariel D Adesnik 4600 45th St NW; Washington, DC 20016-4427 (202) 244-2320
Alexander Benard, Managing Director, Gryphon Partners
B. 1983. …is managing director of Gryphon Partners, a consulting and investment firm focused on the Middle East and Central Asia. Previously, Alexander worked as a corporate attorney at Cleary Gottlieb, an international law firm. Alexander has worked at the Hoover Institute, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Department of Defense. | http://www.gryphon-partners.com/our-team/ - Benard’s principal focus, in addition to assisting with the management of the firm, is on the company’s investment and joint venture activities. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Benard was an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Cleary Gottlieb), a top-ranked international law firm headquartered in New York. At Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Benard advised clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including Barclays Capital in its $1.75 billion acquisition of Lehman Brothers Inc. and Nortel Inc. in its $900 million asset sale to Avaya Inc. Mr. Benard has worked at the Department of Defense, the Hoover Institution, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has published articles about the Middle East and Central Asia in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, World Affairs, and Policy Review. He is the co-founder of the Afghanistan Legal Education Project.
Amy Bradshaw, Associate, Goldman Sachs
…is a member of the Office of Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, where she works on the firm’s two signature “philanthropic” initiatives – 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses. …In this role, she works with the initiatives’ global network of nonprofit, academic, and government partners to develop cross-sector partnerships, engage key stakeholders, and coordinate the firm’s participation in various thought leadership events and forums. …Previously, Amy served as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of State, focused on public diplomacy initiatives and private sector outreach efforts in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. …Prior to that, she worked on Capitol Hill as an Assistant Press Secretary and Legislative Aide in the Office of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. …a native of Dallas.
Edward Burrier, Legislative Staff, Rep. Ed Royce
…has worked on Capitol Hill for over 10 years,and currently serves as Professional Legislative Staff for Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) advising the Congressman on all aspects of foreign policy, while concentrating on terrorism, nonproliferation, trade and Asia. …previously served as Professional Staff for the House International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation. He now serves as the Subcommittee’s Ranking Member, renamed the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. Edward also serves as a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. A native to the Washington, D.C. area … Edward and his wife Gretchen live on Capitol Hill.
-Edward A Burrier 206 14th St NE; Washington, DC 20002-6406 [Gretchen M Burrier]
Ryan Crumpler, Military Legislative Assistant, Rep. Buck McKeon
…serves as the primary advisor for national security, defense, and foreign affairs issues in Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon’s congressional office. In this capacity, he manages a large portfolio to include support for the eight military installations, numerous defense firms, and 20,000 defense jobs in California’s 25th Congressional District. …also serves as a Professional Staff Member on House Armed Services Committee staffing the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and managing a portfolio that includes IED-defeat issues, unmanned systems, operational energy issues, and special projects. …is working on a master’s degree in Strategic Security Studies at National Defense University with a dual emphasis in counterterrorism and homeland defense.
-Ryan P Crumpler 1520 A St SE, Apt 1; Washington, DC 20003-1581 (202) 629-2461 [25-29]
Owen Graham, Research and Operations Coordinator, The Heritage Foundation
…A native of Virginia… now the research and operations coordinator for national security and foreign policy in the Davis Institute for International Studies. His research areas include Russia/Eurasia, Iran, missile defense, arms control, sanctions/trade policy, and international energy policy. …his research has been enhanced with travel to Russia, Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. In 2009, Owen was selected to be a Manfred Wörner fellow by the German Marshall Fund and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry.
Melinda Haring, Program Officer, National Democratic Institute
…is a Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide. At NDI, Melinda manages the Azerbaijan portfolio, but she is interested in all things post-Soviet. She has lived in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan and worked as a freelance writer in Ukraine. …studied Russian at the University of Virginia and the Institute of Foreign Languages in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. … native of Alaska. She lives with her husband, Daniel Kimmage, in Dupont Circle [Northwest Washington, D.C.].
-Melinda Haring 1731 S St NW, Apt 8; Washington, DC 20009-6121
-Daniel Kimmage 2113 1/2 O St NW; Washington, DC 20037-1008
Thomas Hill, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Dept. of State
…is a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S. Department of State where he works in the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative on strategic planning and resource issues. Previously, Thomas served as the Governance Advisor to the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Sadr City, Iraq (2008-2009). Prior to his service in Iraq, Thomas directed the Freedom Agenda Coordination Team at the Department of State (2008) and served as the acting-Deputy Director for the State Department’s Iran Democracy Program (2007). From 2005-2006, he served as the foreign assistance coordinator for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. …Before joining the Department of State, Thomas worked as a research assistant at Democratic Dialogue in Belfast, N. Ireland (2002) and served as a claims writer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Amman, Jordan (2001). …is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at George Washington University, researching prerequisites to “democratization” in Middle East. …has studied Arabic at Birzeit University (2000) in the West Bank, “Israel” and speaks Spanish and limited French.
Sarah Lenti, Director of State Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
…When not at her day job at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Lenti works as a policy consultant and advisor to Republican Party leaders, executives and candidates. … Starting off as a Russian Studies graduate student from Stanford University, Sarah has a varied background. She commenced with a career in the defense-consulting arena and then quickly moved to enter the policy/political world, joining the George W. Bush 2000 campaign as a junior policy writer. …Since that time, Sarah has proudly served under National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice from 2001-2005 at the White House, with a focus on East European issues and then infrastructure/electricity issues in Iraq; worked the 2004 Bush re-election campaign in the battleground state of New Mexico; joined fundraising whiz and former Deputy RNC Chairman Jack L. Oliver at his Washington start-up firm; served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Policy Advisor to a candidate running in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District; served as the Great Lakes Regional Press Secretary for the McCain 2008 Campaign and led the research for Governor Mitt Romney’s most recent policy book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.
-Sarah M Lenti 217 14th St NE; Washington, DC 20002-6405
Michael Mazza, Senior Research Associate, American Enterprise Institute
…is a senior research associate in Asian Studies in the Foreign and Defense Policy Studies department at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies U.S. defense policy in the Asia-Pacific, Chinese military modernization, and cross-Strait relations. … In addition to writing regularly for AEI’s Center for Defense Studies blog, he is also the program manager for AEI’s annual Executive Program on National Security Policy and Strategy. In his previous capacity as a research assistant at AEI, Michael contributed to studies on American strategy in Asia and on Taiwanese defense strategy. He has worked previously as a policy analyst assistant at SAIC and as an intern at Riskline Ltd., and he has lived and studied in China.
Blaise Misztal, Associate Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
…is the Associate Director of Foreign Policy and Director of the Cyber Security Task Force at Bipartisan Policy Center, where he previously served as Senior Policy Analyst. He directed the 2009 “Cyber ShockWave” simulation aired on CNN and is leading a follow-on exercise focusing on private-public partnership in cyber security. … Additionally, he has contributed to all three of the BPC’s “Meeting the Challenge” reports on Iran’s nuclear proliferation and is authoring a report on stabilization assistance to fragile states. Blaise is currently completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University, where his research focuses on determining the ability of democratic political institutions to foster social stability.
-Blaise M Misztal 7208 Loch Lomond Dr; Bethesda, MD 20817-4634 (301) 320-3722 [25-29 / Jolant B Misztal, Jolanta K Misztal, Bronislaw Misztal]
Shannon O’Pray, 2010 Graduate, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
…Areas of foreign policy interest include missile defense policy and the study of insurgency and counterinsurgency. Born at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Shannon grew up throughout the United States as the daughter of an Air Force officer, but has lived [w/ her homosexual jewess lover] in Arlington, Virginia, since 2004.
-Shannon Opray 1804 N Quinn St, Apt 304; Arlington, VA 22209-1349 (703) 243-8063 [25-29 / Caroline M Nathan]
Brian Pawlowski, Senior Consultant – Intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton
…served as an active duty officer in the United States Marine Corps beginning in 2007 and continues to serve in reserve status today. He has twice deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. … Prior to joining the military, Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Carthage College where he also minored in Philosophy and Great Ideas: Foundations of Western Thought. He is especially interested in the areas of national security strategy and policy, democracy and human rights promotion, and leadership. …Additionally, Brian is interested in the domestic response to modern warfare, how it affects the execution of war, and the implications for both current and future national leaders. He currently works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant serving the defense department and lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his fiancé.
Tara Rohde, Director, National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
…is Director at the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, where she is responsible for public affairs, public policy, communications and membership relations for the Association. Previously, Tara was a Principal at Public Strategies, Inc., a strategic public affairs consulting firm. At Public Strategies, Tara was based in Dallas where she assisted with public affairs, communications and government relations activities for a Fortune 500 electric utility company. … is primarily interested in international economics and trade policy issues, but also has an interest in energy policy and democracy promotion. …received a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, where a major focus of her studies was international trade. As a graduate student, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Charter School Policy Institute in Austin and completed an internship at the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
-?>Tara K Rohde 6 E Nelson Ave, Apt 306; Alexandria, VA 22301-2065[25-29 / Allen L Rohde, Karen K Rohde, Traci N Rohde, Greg A Rohde]
Brandon Sellers, Naval Aviator, United States Navy / Legislative Fellow, Senator John McCain
Lieutenant Commander Brandon Sellers is currently serving as the Navy Legislative Fellow to Senator John McCain where he supports the minority staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee and assists in advising the Senator on military and veterans’ issues. … Prior to his fellowship, he served a Department Head for Strike Fighter Squadron 27 based in Atsugi, Japan, and deployed aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON. Commissioned in October 1997, Brandon has served as an F/A-18 pilot for the past ten years, completing two operational tours forward-deployed to the western Pacific and one tour as an F/A-18 instructor pilot. In 2003, he flew combat missions from the deck of the USS KITTY HAWK in support of the opening weeks of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He has over 1,800 flight hours and 250 carrier landings in Navy aircraft. In his last tour, Lieutenant Commander Sellers also performed duties as an operational planner focusing on the western Pacific. …has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has a keen interest in U.S. foreign policy in the region as well as China’s rise as a military power. …is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Addison.
-Brandon G Sellers 106 Waterford Pl; Alexandria, VA 22314-3860 [Jessica Sellers]
Kristen Soltis, Director of Policy Research, The Winston Group
…is currently the Director of Policy Research at The Winston Group, a DC based polling and strategic consulting firm where she has worked since 2005. … She has appeared on numerous television and radio outlets including PBS, CNN International, Russia’s RT, Ireland’s RTE, BBC Radio 4, and XM/Sirius Radio. She has also been a panelist at the American Enterprise Institute. She is a regular contributor to Pollster.com and POLITICO’s Arena. Her analysis and commentary has appeared in POLITICO, National Review Online’s “The Corner,” The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Huffington Post, and The Orlando Sentinel. She has also appeared on Bloggingheads.tv. …She earned her Master’s in Government from Johns Hopkins University where she graduated summa cum laude with an award for Best Thesis for her work on young voters and the Republican Party. Her academic work on campaign finance has been published in the journal American Politics Research. Kristen’s political experience includes an internship with the NRCC and completion of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She was featured as a “Mover and Shaker” in Campaigns & Elections Magazine in June 2010. | From Florida.
-?>Kristen R Soltis 1840 Oakwood Trl; Melbourne, FL 32934-8130 [35-39] Prior: Orange Park, FL (2008)
Charlie Szrom, Senior Analyst and Program Manager, American Enterprise Institute
…serves as Senior Analyst and Program Manager for the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, where he manages a research team that produces open-source analysis of challenges to American interests. … His research has focused on al Qaeda and other international security and economic issues in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. Beyond the Critical Threats Project, he has written for National Review, Foreign Policy, The American, The Weekly Standard, and Commentary, among other publications. …Prior to the Critical Threats Project, Charlie served as the Deputy Ohio Director for Senator McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
-Charles Szrom 2100 Washington Blvd; Arlington, VA 22204-5703 (703) 553-0748
-Charles P Szrom 1001 N Randolph St, Apt 6; Arlington, VA 22201-5602[25-29]
Keith Urbahn, Chief of Staff, Office of Donald Rumsfeld
…is chief of staff to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Since 2007, he has assisted Mr. Rumsfeld with his forthcoming memoir, Known and Unknown. A graduate of Yale College, Keith majored in Religious Studies and studied four years of Arabic. …As a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration, Keith was a speechwriter in the Pentagon. He also worked on Capitol Hill for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Keith currently serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. …He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Kristen, and two miniature dachshunds, Winston and Clementine. Keith’s major foreign policy interests include the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the emerging realignment of the Middle East between Iran and its proxies on the one hand, and “moderate” Arab nations and Israel on the other.
Bilal Wahab, PhD Student, George Mason University
…Bilal is currently a doctoral student at George Mason University where he studies economic and political transition in the Middle East. He received his Master’s Degree from American University on a Fulbright Scholarship. … In Iraq, he served as a governance advisor for citizen participation in public decision making at USAID’s Local Governance Program. He worked with local authorities in five northern Iraqi provinces to promote transparency and accountability toward democratic governance. Prior to that, he worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. In the run up to Iraq’s first democratic elections, he worked for the International Republican Institute, where he trained election candidates and monitored the elections. …He also lectured at Salahaddin University’s College of Law and Political Science. He has made frequent media appearances on Aljazeera English, National Public Radio, News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other media outlets. He also consults at the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Vice Presidency. His most-cited article appeared in Middle East Quarterly, entitled “How Oil Smuggling Greases Violence in Iraq.”
Jamie Weinstein, Deputy Editor, The Daily Caller
…is Deputy Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator Online, the New York Daily News, The Washington Examiner, and FoxNews.com, among other publications. He has also served as a columnist for The North Star National and as a Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper, where he also worked as the assistant to the paper’s executive editor Mort Kondracke. He has appeared as a commentator on Fox News and MSNBC, as well as numerous radio shows. … has traveled to nearly 50 countries and reported articles from several of them. He received a Master’s degree in the history of international relations from The London School of Economics in 2009, where his Master’s thesis focused on the creation of UN Security Council Resolution 242 in the aftermath of the Six Day War.
-Jamie Weinstein 616 E St NW, Apt 1202; Washington, DC 20004-2278 (202) 450-1820