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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a foreign-policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. The organization describes itself as being dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.

Founded in 1910 by Andrew Carnegie, its work is supposedly not formally associated with any political party.

The Endowment published the bimonthly magazine Foreign Policy until 2008.

One of the most important arms of the Endowment is the Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC), where Amr Hamzawy works as, research director and senior associate.

Carnegie Middle East Center was established in November 2006 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Carnegie Middle East Center website describes the center as “concerned with the challenges facing political and economic development in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran” thus conforming to the “Greater Middle East” borders as defined by the Bush administration.

The website continues its description as: “It (Middle East Center) brings together senior local researchers from the region to work on in-depth research relating to critical matters facing the countries and peoples of the region. The Center aims to better inform the process of political change in the Arab Middle East and deepen understanding of the complex economic and security issues that affect it“.

Surprisingly the Wikipedia says very little about Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and even less about the Carnegie Middle East Center. However the Wikipedia Arabic has a Longer section on CEIP & CMEC, and in it Wikipedia Arabic referred to Carnegie Endowment as “the US main tool in the application of the New Middle East Initiative“, this single line was edited out on the 20th of March (One day after Egypt’s Referendum), it was removed alongside Condoleezza Rice’s name. One might dismiss this as normal Wikipedia clean up of unreferenced information, despite the suspicious date; but the anomalies continue.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Served on the Board of the directors of Carnegie Endowment for an unknown period of time. Somehow this piece of information is not mentioned on the Endowment’s website, nor is the exact period of time when  Rice served in that position, and whether she terminated her contract there or not (this info is also left out of Condoleezza’s extensive resume on the State Department website).

Carnegie’s Funders & Contributors

More importantly (or dangerously), in the Contributor’s and Funders section on the Carnegie Endowment website, numerous questionable entities are listed, including but not limited to:

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York (in which Rice also was a member of the Board of the directors)
  • Chevron Corporation (also in which Rice also was a member of the Board of the directors)
  • BP Corporation of North America, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell International
  • Ford Foundation
  • General Motors
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Rockefeller Financial Services
  • The Rockefeller Foundation

One may say that this might be part of the above corporation’s CSR programs. But The more disturbing contributors are, according to the same list, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace receives direct funding from:

  • Open Society Institute (founded and created by George Soros)
  • U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of State

as well as

  • Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative

Quite an impressive list!

Now Why does a Democracy loving, peace spreading, Think Tank/NGO receive funding from all those who spend the most of their time destroying Peace?

Wikipedia: Carnegie Endowment for International
Wikipedia Arabic: Carnegie Endowment for International
Wikipedia: Carnegie Middle East Center
Carnegie Endowment for International Website
Carnegie Middle East Center
Source Watch: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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