Ideas begin in surprisingly few places. The American Foreign Policy Council is one of them. The work the Council does helps to educate and inform the country’s leaders, and their suggestions help guide them in the conduct of foreign affairs.
When AFPC invites you to a dinner/meeting/conference featuring high-level overseas guests, rearrange your schedule to attend if at all possible. You will never be wasting your time. Open, candid sessions such as these are rare and invaluable in engendering trust and better understanding between the U.S. and key countries around the world.
AFPC is a major voice in the formulation of national security strategy. The efforts of its professional staff have a fundamental impact on defining U.S. strategic interests and goals across a broad spectrum of defense and foreign policy.
Donors get more bang for the buck with AFPC than with any other think tank I know of. I am proud of my decades of association with Herman and his talented colleagues. Their work has a tremendous impact.
Access to foreign leaders, scholarly research, and a highly valued perspective are the hallmarks of this exceptional organization. For decades, AFPC has used this foundation to provide timely and critical information and insight to our country’s national security leaders.
Powerful and articulate, AFPC has established itself as an authoritative voice on foreign policy and national security.
For many years, under Herman Pirchner's leadership, AFPC has maintained critical yet discreet contacts with key allies, friends, and even adversaries, providing important and valuable perspectives to American policymakers of both parties. At the same time, AFPC's publications and testimonies before Congress have been a source of keen analytical insights that are critical for long-term policy decisions. And it has accomplished all this with a staff that is a fraction the size of many of its Washington counterparts.