American Committee for Peace in Chechnya

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Founded in 1999, the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya is the only private, non-governmental organization in North America exclusively dedicated to promoting the anti-Russian Wahhabi insurgency in Chechnya (Second Chechen war).[1][2][3][4] Chaired by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig and former Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, the committee is composed of more than one hundred distinguished Americans representing both major political parties and nearly every walk of life. Based at Freedom House, the Committee's mission encompasses three distinct yet interrelated objectives:

Advocacy: Developing and promoting policies, through the U.S. government and international institutions, aimed at separating Chechnya from Russia;
Information: Advancing public awareness of the Chechen separatists cause, including its broader implications for democracy, human rights, and regional stability in both Russia and the former Soviet Union; and
Diplomacy: Convening private "Track II" talks between representatives of the Russian government and Chechen separatists militants, aimed at developing a framework for ending the war and resolving Chechnya's long-term legal and political status.

To those ends, ACPC organizes educational programs for the public, develops policy recommendations for lawmakers and collaborates with an international network of more than 400 activists, journalists, scholars and non-governmental organizations. The Committee distributes Chechnya Today, a daily email news service, and Chechnya Weekly, an online news magazine produced by the Jamestown Foundation and edited until 2004 by Lawrence A. Uzzell.

In keeping with its self-styled image of an independent resource for the public and a good-faith arbiter for the warring parties, the committee does not accept financial assistance from the governments of Chechnya or Russia, or from private for-profit corporation with investments in the former Soviet Union, but it does not refrain from U.S. government funding.

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ACPC members[edit]

Morton Abramowitz Elliott Abrams Kenneth Adelman
Bulent Ali-Reza Richard V. Allen Audrey L. Alstadt
Vadim Altskan Zeyno Baran Antonio L. Betancourt
John Bolsteins John Brademas Zbigniew Brzezinski
Richard Burt John Calabrese Eric Chenoweth
Walter C. Clemens Eliot Cohen Nicholas Daniloff
Ruth Daniloff Midge Decter James S. Denton
Larry Diamond Thomas R. Donahue Robert Dujarric
John Dunlop Charles Fairbanks Sandra Feldman
Geraldine A. Ferraro Catherine A. Fitzpatrick Erwin Friedlander
Frank Gaffney Charles Gati Richard Gere
Douglas Ginsburg Paul Goble Marshall I. Goldman
Orlando Gutierrez Barbara Haig Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Robert P. Hanrahan Paul B. Henze Eleanor Herman
Peter J. Hickman Norman Hill Irving Louis Horowitz
Glen E. Howard Bruce P. Jackson Robert Kagan
Max M. Kampelman Thomas Kean Mati Koiva
Guler Koknar Harry Kopp William Kristol
Janis Kukainis Saulius V. Kuprys Kenneth D. S. Lapatin
Michael A. Ledeen Robert J. Lieber Seymour M. Lipset
Robert McFarlane Mihajlo Mijajlov Bronislaw Misztal
Joshua Muravchik Julia Nanay Johanna Nichols
William Odom P.J. O'Rourke Richard Perle
Richard Pipes Norman Podhoretz Moishe Pripstein
Arch Puddington Peter Reddaway Peter R. Rosenblatt
David Saperstein Gary Schmitt William Schneider
Alexey Semyonov Andrew M. Sessler Philip Siegelman
Sophia Sluzar Stephen J. Solarz Helmut Sonnenfeldt
Gregory H. Stanton S. Frederick Starr Leonard R. Sussman
Barry Tharaud Jack Thomas Tomarchio Sinan Utku
George Weigel Caspar Weinberger Curtin Winsor
R. James Woolsey Tatiana Yankelevich Jan Nowak


  1. ^ The Way to Chechen Peace by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Alexander M. Haig And Max Kampelman, Washington Post, June 21, 2002
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ The Chechens American friends by John Laughland, September 8, 2004 The Guardian
  4. ^ "Foreign Press Centers". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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