American Foreign Policy Council
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|Motto||Dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders with building democracies and market economies|
|Type||U.S. foreign policy think tank|
|Headquarters||Washington, DC, United States|
The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) is an American conservative non-profit U.S. foreign policy think tank operating in Washington, D.C., since 1982. Its foreign and defense policy specialists provide information to members of US Congress, the Executive Branch, and the US policymaking community, as well as world leaders outside the US (particularly in the former USSR).
In addition, AFPC publishes strategic reports and other reports monitoring the policy progress of other countries from a conservative standpoint (particularly Russia, China, countries in the Middle East and in Asia). Common topics include security (missile defense, arms control, energy security, espionage) as well as the ongoing status of democracy and market economies in countries of interest.
Board of advisors
As of March 2017, AFPC’s board of advisors comprises
- Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
- Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- Robert Joseph, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
- Bob Kasten, former Senator from Wisconsin
- Richard T. McCormack, former United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
- Robert McFarlane, former National Security Advisor
- Tom Ridge, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security
- William Schneider, Jr., former Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs
- R. James Woolsey, Jr., former Director of Central Intelligence
- Dov S. Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
- "American Foreign Policy Council" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- AFPC, on an AFPC delegation to the Soviet Union: "such meetings will permit Soviets to have a greater knowledge of conservative thinking in the U.S. ..." - American Foreign Policy Council, 9 September 1991, Delegation Travels to Moscow and Kiev to Meet with Top Soviet Officials (Archived by WebCite at https://www.webcitation.org/5nlP3siC3)
- "About AFPC". American Foreign Policy Council. November 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2017.