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The Center for Security Policy is a conservative identified think tank and publishing organization, founded in 1988 by Frank Gaffney, Jr., who states its mission as "the establishment of successful national security policies through the use of all elements of national power – diplomatic, informational, military, and economic strength."[1] It considers a strong U.S. strategic relationship with Israel to be essential to American security.

While it describes itself as nonpartisan, its leadership is primarily associated with American conservatism and the U.S. Republican Party, very much in the mold of Ronald Reagan. "Most of the Center's work is done behind the scenes, [but] it does from time to time issue Press Releases on significant accomplishments, noteworthy events, or to set the record straight as a matter of public record."[2]

Regular publications

The organization's key policy statements are Frank Gaffney's Policy Decision Briefs, sent directly to policy makers, and also published in The Washington Times on Tuesdays, and is also web published. Jewish World Review, and other websites.

It issues several National Security Forum papers per week, on issues considered vital. A weekly Americas Report discusses "subjects not regularly covered by the American press."

The Center's Occasional Paper Series is an instrument for quick publication and dissemination of original research by CSP research staff and associates and the national security research and policy community beyond that.

Recent positions

Middle East policy is a focus of the organization, where it significantly differs with the Obama Administration. Senior Middle East fellow Caroline Glick, who is also contributing editor for the Jerusalem Post, for example, wrote that Obama had renounced the U.S. strategic alliance with Israel, [sugar-coating] the pathologies of the Islamic world — from the tyranny that characterizes its regimes,
to the misogyny, xenophobia, Jew hatred, and general intolerance that characterizes its societies. In so doing he made clear that his idea of pressing the restart button with the Islamic world involves erasing the moral distinctions between the Islamic world and the free world.

In contrast, Obama’s perverse characterization of Israel — of the sources of its legitimacy and of its behavior — made clear that he shares the Arab world’s view that there is something basically illegitimate about the Jewish state.[3]

The Center republished a Jerusalem Post article by Glick, which condemned Obama's proposed discussions with Syria: "By ignoring the achievements of the Bush administration's policy of isolating and confronting Syria and denying the significance of its unchanged behavior, Obama and his followers are courting disaster." [4]


  1. About Us, Center for Security Policy
  2. Publications, Center for Security Policy
  3. Caroline Glick (4 June 2009), "The End of America’s Strategic Alliance with Israel?", National Review
  4. Caroline Glick (14 July 2009), "Syria's hour of triumph", Jerusalem Post