by Nathan Hamm on 3/29/2005 · 3 comments

I’ve got a shiny quarter for whoever can tell me more about the London International Democracy Institute. Here are two items to begin with:

International Strategic Studies Association and the name Yossef Bodansky.

LIDI has come up a few times with glowing reports on the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

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max wyeth March 29, 2005 at 3:46 pm

You should have run Bodansky through for any of his books. Just sent you a long article from a publication from ISSA. Hope you enjoy it, they think that Soros has his hand in most of the action.

praktike March 29, 2005 at 4:06 pm

Not reliable. His book on the Iraq War was like one long DEBKAfiles report.

Nathan March 29, 2005 at 4:14 pm

Soros organizations are involved. I think that’s a good thing. Regardless of what I think about Soros, the organizations he funds do incredible work. But, I think more democracy’s a good thing.

Bodansky disagrees, but he appears to be part of the “A Tear for Putin” crowd that’s concentrated aroung the British Helsinki Human Rights Group in the UK and in the US.

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