CEPA‘s Mission, as you see it from their home page (above) or from their videos mirroring Kiev’s position on, for instance the Sea of Azov, is to maintain the neocon positions and encourage anger at “the adversary.”
But their mission statement puts it like this:
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research institute. Our mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure, and politically free Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. Our analytical team consists of the world’s leading experts on Central-East Europe, Russia, and its neighbors. Through cutting-edge research…
World’s leading experts on Russia? Then why is it that nobody from FRN is on their roster?
And “cutting edge research”! The only research visible is into the Wolfowitz Doctrine gospel!
If that weren’t plain enough, here is their “vision:”
CEPA believes that the strategic theater encompassing the region between Berlin to Moscow, and from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, represents an area vital of strategic interest to the United States. It was across this geographic space where the vision of Europe “whole, free, and at peace” was first achieved in the 20th century—yet today it is under threat.
Read the “encompassing’ bit carefully, and you see that the Strategic theater is all Eurasia. The “vision of Europe” “whole free and at peace”[!] was first achieved in the 20th Century” is an oblique reference to the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Arbatov proclaimed to the West “We are depriving you of an enemy.” But the West couldn’t have that — a major-league enemy is the keystone for the entire military establishment.
The Open Letter blazoned on the CEPA home page is pure neocon. It’s co-signers are the core of the US Military-Industrial Complex. What it actually achieves is laying bare US foreign policy. Here is CEPA’s own summary. Have a look:
“The Letter lays out six steps for demonstrating strength and resolve to Russia, including: increasing security assistance to Ukraine, ensuring that Europe holds firm in maintaining its existing sanctions on Russia, imposing new and more restrictive U.S. sanctions on Russian financial instruments and banks, and “taking visible and obvious steps that prepare new and immediate U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.”
“Co-signers of the effort include a former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, four former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Defense, two former U.S. Generals, seven former U.S. Ambassadors, and two former foreign Ambassadors in the United States, among other leading experts and foreign policy specialists.”
And if you have a strong stomach, go to youtube and search “CEPA.”