Gatestone Institute

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Gatestone Institute
Gatestone Institute Logo.png
Founded 2012
Founder Nina Rosenwald
Type Not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, think tank
Registration no. 5119586
Focus International politics
Key people
John R. Bolton, Amir Taheri, Elie Wiesel, R. James Woolsey[1]
Remarks Delaware corporation

The Gatestone Institute, formerly Stonegate Institute and Hudson New York, is a think tank based in New York City that specializes in strategy and defense issues.[2] Gatestone was founded in 2012 by Nina Rosenwald, who serves as its president.[3][4] Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton is its chairman.[5][6][7]

Gatestone publicizes the writings of authors as diverse as Alan Dershowitz, Robert Spencer, Khaled Abu Toameh, and Harold Rhode.[8]

About the organization[edit]

The organization describes itself as a "non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report."[9] The organization believes that traditional news outlets conduct insufficient and, as a result, misleading reporting on critical issues, and thus it distributes its own information about events in the Middle East and Muslim populations in other parts of the world.[9][10][11][12][13]


Gatestone Institute says it is funded by private donors and foundations.[14]

Board of Advisors[edit]

According to the Gatestone Institute website, the organization is currently forming its Board of Advisors.[1] Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, former Central Intelligence Agency Director R. James Woolsey, Jr.,[15] Hebrew University professor Petra Heldt[16] and publisher Ahmed Charai[17] are the first individuals to be named to the board.[1]

Board of Governors (United States)[edit]

According to its website, the organization is currently forming a Board of Governors[9] consisting of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton serving as chairman; American Islamic Forum for Democracy founder M. Zuhdi Jasser; Huffington Post writer Lawrence Kadish;[18] British neoconservative writer and commentator Douglas Murray; and Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and philanthropist Ingeborg Rennert, wife of investor Ira Rennert.[19]

Distinguished Senior Fellows[edit]

The Gatestone Institute's website contains a list of "Distinguished Senior Fellows," which include Khaled Abu Toameh, Gordon G. Chang, Salim Mansur, Fiamma Nirenstein, Raheel Raza, and Harold Rhode.[1]



The Institute for Policy Studies[20] , The Nation,[8] the Council on American-Islamic Relations [21] and the Center for American Progress[citation needed] have categorized Nina Rosenwald and the Gatestone Institute as anti-Muslim. Practicing Muslim activists (some, affiliated with the Gatestone Institute) have come to her defense in response to this accusation. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said, “It goes without saying, but to those who may not know Nina, and having known her now for many years, it is clear to me that she has the highest respect for Muslims who love their faith, love God, and take seriously our Islamic responsibility to defeat the global jihad and its Islamist inspiration." In response to anti-Muslim allegations made by the Council on American-Islamic Relations toward Rosenwald, writer and film maker Raheel Raza said, "If Muslims guided by CAIR could take the time to read and reflect on efforts of people like Nina, they would broaden their horizons and gain a lot of insights into the betterment of Muslims."[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Board of Advisors" Gatestone Institute. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ La tournée africaine de Sa Majesté le Roi, l’expression d’un leadership solidaire soucieux du bien-être des peuples de la région , Le Matin, March 27, 2013 “Gatestone Institute, un think tank américain de renommée internationale spécialisé dans les questions stratégiques et de défense.
  3. ^ "Gatestone Institute". Facebook. May 3, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nina Rosenwald". Gatestone Institute. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "John Bolton". Retrieved August 26, 2013. [dead link]
  6. ^ John R. Bolton. "Scholars – John R. Bolton". AEI. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former UN Ambassador John R. Bolton Joins Gatestone Institute as Chairman". Gatestone Institute. July 17, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Blumenthal, Max (June 13, 2012) "The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate", The Nation, Retrieved September 21, 2013. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "maxb" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  9. ^ a b c "About". Gatestone Institute. May 3, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Egypt Coptic Christians have one of their ‘worst months,’ Gatestone Institute report says —". Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "What the He!! Is Going On in England? | National Review Online". July 18, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ben, Ariel (April 25, 2013). "Hundreds of European Muslims fighting Assad | JPost | Israel News". JPost. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ Rosenwald, Nina (August 9, 2013). "Gatestone Weekly Roundup". Gatestone Institute. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ "About". Gatestone Institute. May 3, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Spanish government: adopted children from Morocco must be raised as Muslims". February 22, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ "HELDT Petra". Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ahmed Charai". Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Lawrence Kadish". Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ Board of Advisors/ BusinessWeek profile
  20. ^ "Nina Rosenwald – Profile". Right Web (Institute for Policy Studies). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  21. ^ a b Miller, Paul. "Islamic Scholars Blast CAIR for Trapping Muslims Into a ‘Trance of Victimhood’". Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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