Elliott Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served in the United States Government as an aide to the late senators Henry M. Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan, as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs and then Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights in the Reagan Administration, and as Special Assistant to the President for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Organizations and then Deputy National Security Advisor in the George W. Bush Administration. He is a former Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and is currently a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
Elliott Abrams on NGO Monitor: "As the role of NGOs has grown, the importance of NGO Monitor has become far greater. It is fair to insist that NGOs who wield great influence accept the responsibilities that go with it, and NGO Monitor holds them to the highest professional and moral standards. The work of NGO Monitor is serious and accurate, and should inform all those involved in international relations– in foreign ministries and newsrooms, and in NGOs themselves."