Indyk, Martin S. - from United Kingdom | United States
Country of meeting: in the year 2017
United States Ambassador to Israel (1995-1997) and (2000-2001). U.S. Near Eastern Affairs Diplomat (1995–2001). He was the first and so far, the only, foreign-born US ambassador to Israel
In 2014, Indyk came under scrutiny when a New York Times investigation revealed that wealthy Gulf state of Qatar made a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings Institution, in order to fund two Brookings initiatives, the Brookings Center in Doha and the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. The Times investigation found that Brookings was one of more than a dozen influential Washington think tanks and research organizations that "have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors' priorities." A number of scholars interviewed by the Times expressed alarm at the trend, saying that the "donations have led to implicit agreements that the research groups would refrain from criticizing the donor governments.
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