Albright Stonebridge Group

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Formation26 April 2001
HeadquartersNew York City, New York State
SubpageAlbright Stonebridge Group/Team
Economic Hit Men

The Albright Stonebridge Group is a "commercial diplomacy firm" with "perspectives honed at the highest levels of government and business" and "an unparalleled worldwide network of regional experts and sectoral specialists", [1]

Overview

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is a global business strategy firm based in Washington, D.C., United States. It was created through the merger of international consulting firms The Albright Group and Stonebridge International, a defense contractor lobbying group. OpenCorporates lists the date as 26 April 2001.[2]

They are secretive about their clients, "ranging from the world’s leading commercial and financial organizations to high-growth ventures, industry associations, philanthropic organizations, and more.."

The focus is on privatization, crisis management, cracking open markets for big corporations and the assessment of political, trade-related and regulatory problems, opportunities and risks on the international markets.

The access to high ranking politicians and the revolving door between politics and consulting makes it a typical example of the standard practice for 100 years, that US foreign policy is run by and for big corporations.

The close connections to the US power apparatus (Pentagon, CIA, State Department) makes it extremely threatening to governments around the world, and a "broker" it is hard to say no to.

ASG is chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Commerce Secretary and Kellogg Company CEO Carlos M. Gutierrez, and the company has several other war mongers and official mass murderers among its staff.

ASG is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm founded in 2005, using insider information from the US power system to make profits on creating misery the Third World.

Capabilities (2008)

  • Broker agreements with governments and businesses
  • Find and build business relationships
  • Secure capital
  • Develop public-private partnerships
  • Identify and address political and regulatory risks
  • Enhance corporate responsibility and citizenship
  • Manage crises
  • Build strategic relationships with opinion leaders
  • Analyze privatization opportunities and offer strategic counsel for foreign investments[3]

The 2020 capabilities list [4]is a bit more airbrushed, but things like "Issue advocacy", like "Build strategic relationships with opinion leaders", hints at a far reaching media propaganda network. (To see what similar companies brag about in private, see Avisa Partners).

EXIM

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Many of ASG’s top officials share a history with the US Export-Import Bank and worked with the US government agency in a variety of capacities. The 80-year-old government bank provides taxpayer-backed loans and loan guarantees to foreign countries and companies to purchase U.S. exports. The close ties with the Ex-Im Bank paid off for three clients that, collectively, benefited from more than $6.3 billion in financing from the bank between 2009 and 2013: Siemens AG, First Solar and Dow Chemical Co. During that same period, Albright’s daughter, Alice Albright, was Ex-Im’s chief operating officer and executive vice president.[5]

People

Full article: Albright Stonebridge Group/Team

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Other

Members of the company frequently appear in the media as pundits, propagandizing a hard-line view on US enemies, and defining issues in a way that is convergent with the company's lobbying efforts.

Christopher Maroshegyi, an analyst at Albright Stonebridge Group, wrote an article for the NATO think-tank Atlantic Council, "Hungary Descends into Nationalist Bolshevism",[6] calling for regime change.


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