American Committee for Peace in Chechnya

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Group.png American Committee for Peace in Chechnya  
HeadquartersWashington DC, US
Membership• Morton Abramowitz
• Elliott Abrams
• Kenneth Adelman
• Bulent Ali-Reza
• Richard V. Allen
• Audrey L. Altstadt
• 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 B. 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
• 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
• Jan Nowak
• 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
A group of neocon warmongers showing a touching concern for the Russian separatist province of Chechnya.

The American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (later rebranded The American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus[1]) is an initiative of the US think-tank Freedom House, filled with foreign policy hawks. After the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, the committee appear to have been put on ice. According to Freedom House, ACPC “coordinates with an international network of activists, journalists, scholars and nongovernmental organizations to advocate for and support human rights and rule of law, to monitor the upward trend of violence in the region, and to promote peace and stability in the North Caucasus.”


It bills itself as the ”only private, nongovernmental organization in North America exclusively dedicated to promoting the peaceful resolution of the Russo-Chechen war.”[2] Since virtually all the members are deep state actors previously involved in similar efforts in Afghanistan and Yugoslavia, and Freedom House is US government financed, the "private and nongovernmental" is a very thin fig leaf, like with most influential NGOs.

It was founded in 1999 after the start of the second Chechen war in 1999, by U.S. liberal hawks and neoconservatives primarily interested in using the conflict in Chechnya to press a breakup of the Russian Federation.

The ACPC eventually updated its name and broadened its focus after conflicts erupted between Russia and other parts of the Caucasus, including Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, and North Ossetia.

In early 2013, the committee attracted attention when the suspects (Tamerlan Tsarnaev) in the April 2013 Boston marathon bombing were identified as ethnic Chechens.Because of the Committee's interest in protecting and aiding exile Chechen groups as anti-Russian front groups, the FBI and other intelligence services ignored warnings from Russian authorities that one of the alleged bombers had met repeatedly with a suspected terrorist leader in Dagestan. After this event, the Committee seems to have gone in more or less hiatus.


Its tactics were designed to further the overall US goals in the region, which means to insert the US and the US dominated 'international community' into the conflict; internationalize a national conflict; insert NGOs into the region to create propaganda and dominate the media picture,and to covertly supply the rebels and create a para-military infrastructure.

  • Advocacy: Developing and promoting policies, through the U.S. government and international institutions, aimed at protecting civilians, improving conditions for refugees and securing a cease-fire. [3]A cease fire would mean a de facto win for the separatists
  • 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;[4] meaning a propaganda effort to paint Russia as a threat by publicizing atrocities committed by Russian forces in the region. In 2001, the ACPC issued a press release" urging "G-7 Leaders to Hold Russia Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya [5]
  • 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,[6] i.e. giving the separatists legitimacy, also done by describing the separatist officials as "foreign minister" etc.,

Two of the demands ACPC published in an open letter[7] is similar to the Rambouillet demands to Milosevic before the 2001 Kosovo war "Allow international monitors total and unimpeded access into and around Chechnya in order to investigate alleged atrocities and war crimes and to hold violators of human rights accountable" and "Grant international humanitarian organizations complete access into and around Chechnya in order to provide aid to Chechen civilians including the more than 400,000 displaced persons and refugees". This would mean a Russian surrender of sovereignty over the area.

Network Activities

To achieve 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. [8]

For example, Tuesday, November 20, 2001, the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya,having recently published a book on the Russo-Chechen war entitled A Dirty War, was given great attention by the ACPC, giving her red carpet treatment when she held a lecture at Johns Hopkins University.

In 2002, ACPC co-sponsored an event in Congress with the National Endowment for Democracy. The event featured Chechen Foreign Minister Ilyas Akhmadov, Andrei Babitsky and Zbigniew Brzezinski.[9]

Luncheon for Anne Nivat, the Moscow correspondent of the French newspaper Liberation and long time worker for Radio Free Europe. Nivat was the only Western reporter who wandered freely and unescorted around Chechnya during the first five months of the war.[10]

And on February 23, 2001, ACPC held a "candlelight vigil for peace in Checnhya" in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, DC. (one can just picture the grizzled old warmongers in the Committee lighting candles for peace).[11]


Known members

37 of the 96 of the members already have pages here:

Morton AbramowitzA key player in determining recent U.S. foreign policy.
Elliott AbramsA deep politician heavily involved in the Iran-Contra affair, given a pardon by George H. W. Bush
Kenneth AdelmanNeocon deep state operative US/Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations for 4 years
Richard AllenUS National Security Advisor, Cercle, Iran-Contra...
John BrademasUS politician
Zbigniew BrzezinskiA central US Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...
Richard BurtUS Deep state operative who took part in the discussion about "terrorism" at the 1986 Bilderberg. Founded Diligence
Eliot CohenSpooky academic labelled "the most influential neocon in academe"
Midge DecterNeocon "polemical powerhouse"
James DentonHe designed, developed, and implemented a portfolio of democratization programs that were active in over 30 countries, mostly in the former communist bloc. By a happy coincidence the new governments aligned with US economic and geopolitical interests.
Larry Diamondregime change expert
Thomas DonahueLabor leader, CFR, two Bilderbergs
John B. DunlopSpooky US expert on Soviet Union and Russia, focusing on ethnic nationalist separatism.
Frank GaffneyDescribed as "one of America’s most notorious Islamophobes"
Paul GobleUS spook working on ethnic and nationality questions in Eastern Europe
Marshall I. GoldmanUS think-tanker studying the economy of the Soviet Union and Russia.
Alexander HaigAttended the 1978 Bilderberg as SACEUR
Paul HenzeA cold war propagandist who got into "anti-terrorism" after the fall of the USSR.
Bruce P. Jackson
Max KampelmanVery spooky diplomat
Thomas KeanChair of the 9/11 Commission, deep state cover-up artist
Bill KristolHawkish neonconservatice
Michael LedeenBilderberg, Le Cercle,
Seymour LipsetUS neoconservative sociologist who attended the 1970 Bilderberg conference, and was a member of several intelligence-connected groups such as the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, Committee for the Free World and Committee on the Present Danger.
Robert McFarlane
William OdomBilderberg NSA director
Richard Perle"widely considered a core representative of the neoconservative political faction"
Richard PipesHawkish cold warrior historian
Norman PodhoretzOne of the founding fathers of the neoconservative movement
Arch Puddington
Gary SchmittAn important neo-conservative intelligence theorist
William SchneiderAn advocate use of the first-strike use of nuclear weapons. Attendee of Le Cercle
Stephen Solarz
Helmut SonnenfeldtHenry Kissinger picked him Sonnenfeldt for the US National Security Council
George Weigel
Caspar Weinberger
James WoolseyEx CIA director still (per 2020) very active in deep state networks.
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