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What I'm going to say should not be interpreted as an accusation, or the exhibition of "proof" of anything at all, but I'm wondering about Atlantic Initiative in view of the difficulty of seeing clear in its relations (or lack of?) to DC.

The New Atlantic Initiative is an undoubtedly Atlanticist and indeed neocon org sponsored and run by the American Enterprise Institute. Here's a note from SourceWatch:

New Atlantic Initiative - SourceWatch

The Atlantic Initiative is an attempt to carry the lobbying methods of AIPAC to Europe. Its related organizations, all with an "Atlantic" in their names, aim to influence policy throughout Europe. There are now Atlantic Initiatives/Foundations in about ten European countries, and most Eastern European countries, the "new Europe", have Atlantic representation. Much of the initial emphasis of these foundations is to foster friendly relations vis-a-vis Israel, to scuttle attempts to impose sanctions, and to crack down on anti-semitism.

However, a Gogol search for "Atlantic Initiative" only comes up with the one we're referring to here, in Germany.

Have you, or has anyone, any light to throw on this?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 25th, 2009 at 12:07:51 PM EST
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