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A thoroughly researched collection of articles which tell some important and generally untold stories, especially about the rich and powerful.

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Started: 2004
Founder: Joël van der Reijden

Founder/Owner: Joël van der Reijden
In its own words:
"The purpose of the Institute for the Study of Globalisation and Covert Politics (ISGP) has been to inform the world about the existence of an entire network of private, highly influential but low-profile organizations which have had great influence on how the world is shaped."
Constitutes: Website,  independent media

Main focus: deep state, deep state milieux
The site contains only about two dozen major articles but some are near book-length. They are in-depth studies of the organisations and issues identified in their titles and all are scrupulously researched, referenced and footnoted. Much of the information they contain is very difficult - if not impossible - to find elsewhere. The articles about the Belgian Dutroux affair are beyond shocking; not only for the almost unbelievable depravities they describe, but for their extensive evidence of the systematic, calculated involvement in those depravities by groups enjoying the protection of the highest levels of western society, not to mention Russia. It is not a subject for the faint-hearted.

Institute for the Study of Globalisation and Covert Politics (ISGP) is a website set up by Joël van der Reijden in 2004. Its main focus is van der Reijden's original research into deep state milieux. It has published a number of scoops, including publishing the first internal documents from Le Cercle. Al tough endorsed by hundred of scholars, professors and civil servants from various governments, it has not faced one lawsuit or CCM segment, something van der Reijden called suspicious as he suggests TPTB don't want to give him any attention and lawsuits against sites like Infowars are distractions.[1] In 2023, a new tactic emerged to scrub the site from the net, as ISGP was facing DDoS attacks.[2]


The author of the site, Joël van der Reijden, estimated in January 2018 that he had spent around 20,000 hours on the site over the past 14 years.[3] By its own account, ISGP published articles on Le Cercle, the 1001 Club and the Pilgrims Society before there was any mention of them on Wikipedia.[4]

Archival by Wikispooks

In early 2010 Joël van der Reijden began to hint that the site was at risk and advised supporters to make backups of it with a view to being able to mirror it if, for whatever reason, it was taken it down. In late September 2010 the site was taken down, leaving just a single splash page with brief information and contact details. However, a zip file of the entire site was made before it was taken down and made available on Wikispooks.

In later years Joël made a lot of major additions to the archived site, both in terms of articles and layout. For practical reasons, partly involving long-term financial guarantees, he decided not to restart the site at an independent location. Also, rebuilding the site to its 2007-2010 status would be impossible due to censorship by the major alternative media outlets which, since late 2007, was total.

2014 Relaunch

In December 2014 Joël re-launched the site at, where it was regularly updated with new articles and revisions. On August 5, 2016, the site's url was moved to

Google censorship

As of January 2018, Alexa reported that around 1/3 of ISGP's traffic comes from Google, with a major decline in overall visits visible over 2017, despite a great number of site additions.[5] Joël van der Reijden has charged that Google has specifically penalised his site and written in detail about the evidence.[6]

In addition, since April 2017 Google has been blocking ISGP's Beyond the Dutroux Affair article. As of January 2018, a Google search for "Beyond The Dutroux Affair" did not return any results from ISGP, at least not in the top 100 hits, although an original article with this title exists there, and is cited by many of the other results returned by such a search (ISGP has removed about 50 unsanctioned copies of the article after requests by van der Reijden). For comparison, ISGP's "Beyond the Dutroux Affair" was the #2 hit on Bing[7] and Yahoo[8], #4 on DuckDuckGo[9], #8 on Yandex[10], #9 on Gigablast[11] and #51 on Baidu.[12] StartPage only listed 81 results for that search, but ISGP was not among them.

Spooks monitoring

Joel wrote in 2018 that "ISGP has received a handful of threats over the years, but cases never went anywhere. A lawyer of billionaire arms trafficker, Cercle visitor, and reported MI6 asset Nadhmi Auchi once threatened the site over some copied mainstream article that the original newspaper already had retracted. I summarized the article, including the accusations, kept in a reference, and that was that. If anything, it was an improvement. I doubt the lawyer was happy, but I never heard from him again.

In 2016 or so a Belgian lawyer sent a cease-and-desist order around on behalf of a family member who wasn't happy that his relative was mentioned in the X-Dossiers. Some went into debate with the lawyer. I ignored him (or her). And that was that.

One legal threat, maybe around 2010, was particularly odd, if not hilarious. It involved ISGP listing Belgian castle owner Pierre Ferbus in its X-Dossiers "the accused" list. This person's lawyer complained that I had "outed" him as a homosexual. I had to read my translation pretty carefully to pick up on this "accusation", most likely due to the more relevant "sectarian or satanic activities at [Ferbus] Valmont castle in Merbes-Le-Chateau" being described - the source of which apparently were three different police reports. I wrote back a few lines, saying everything stays put, and that there's zero shame in being a homosexual in this time and age. As usual, the lawyer never got back to me. But it's twilight zone every day with ISGP."


Quotes by ISGP

9-11/Air Defence“According to mainstream information, QRA intercepts happened at a rate of almost 400 times per year in the early 1990s. After the reduction to 7 sites, each with two jets, in the late 1990s, they still occurred roughly twice per week right up to 9/11. What are the details of these intercepts with regard to protocol/chain of command and reaction time?

Who exactly was responsible for the failure to redirect QRA jets, normally aimed at planes coming in from overseas, toward threats emerging from over the mainland?

Why were no QRA jets available at Andrews Air Force Base, right next to the nation's capital, a primary target for every terrorist in the world? Terrorists of various convictions have tried to target the White House and other buildings with airliners and small airplanes since at least 1974. What message does it send to world when the world's greatest superpower leaves its capital without air cover?

NORAD's Langley interceptors accidentally flew east over the ocean while they should have been heading to the north-west, towards Washington, D.C. This was standard operating procedure when pilots were scrambled but not provided with a target. How could this mistake happen, as any commander at any level should be aware of this basic procedure? Who is responsible?

Why weren't the pilots of the Langley jets provided with information on their target? Who is responsible for that?”
Klaas Bruinsma“Boys Club de Amstel ... ran by a certain Mr. Kroner [Kreuner]. A business partner of him was liquidated in the 90's, an acquaintance of de Dominee [Klaas Bruinsma], who regularly visited there. ... Getting back to Piet van Haut: This fantasy-filled caricature also brought along a certain Marc [Dutroux], later known as the Monster of Belgium. This Marc had contacts with Duscedo, of the imperium of the gentlemen Tukkers and consorts. [Incorrect, unclear sentence follows, so loosely translated:] With Charles Geerts pulling the strings.”2014
Klaas Bruinsma“Who is to say that Abbas, Bruinsma and "the Hakkelaar" weren't used as pawns in a game much larger than they were, much as Mink Kok seems to have been used time and again? They are allowed to flourish a little bit, receive a little protection, a little legal aid, and when their time is up some rival gang takes them out and that one gets the protection when necessary. It's entirely possible. But where would the manipulation of these mafia groups come from? Most likely CIA Gladio/"stay behind" networks, which, during the Cold War, revolved around Prince Bernhard and individuals as Bib van Lanschot and Cees van den Heuvel.”2014
Klaas Bruinsma“Is Bruinsma's early connection with Mabel a coincidence? Maybe. But there are an awful lot of coincidences here. Mafia bosses Klaas Bruinsma, Etienne Urka and John Engelsma all seem to have had close direct or, through Oscar Hammerstein and Frits Salomonson, very close indirect ties to the Dutch royal family. Rutger Schimmelpenninck, partner in Boekel de Neree and curator of Text Lite, also has very close ties to the royal family.”2014
Dennis Hastert“A second genuine element of Pizzagate is the case of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, sentenced to prison in 2016 for being a "serial child molester". Lucky for him, the statue of limitations had run out on the most important charges, resulting in only 15 months in prison.

The Wikileaks releases revealed Tony Podesta acknowledging in a June 1, 2015 email to "have stayed in touch with denny Hastert [for] almost 50 years since Camp Nose." Obviously it would be interesting to know what Podesta and and others in government exactly knew about Hastert's behavior.

Peculiarly, when the indictment of Hastert was announced on May 28, 2015, John Podesta's old colleague from the Clinton administration, Jake Siewert (who also served in the Obama administration under superclass Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner and then became an executive at Goldman Sachs), sent him an email of only one sentence that read: "Might be time for Denny to vanish to an undisclosed Japanese island." That's a clear reference to Camp Nose, located on Osaka island, Japan, and where Tony Podesta (without John) went to in 1965 with Denny Hastert on a "People to People Student Ambassador Program". By the time they were sent over, Podesta and Hastert were in their early 20s and were involved in the oversight of some the youths.

The fact is, it's entirely possible that John or Tony Podesta already communicated to Siewert, a frequent contact of theirs, about a May 19 email to the Podestas from Masahiko Horie, an old member of Camp Nose who went there with Tony Podesta and Hastert. If not, that would be very strange coincidence and very much indicitive of Hastert's pedophile activities going back all the way to Camp Nose. But even then, why single out Nose? So most likely it's the former - there's been communication. And that doesn't exclude the latter possibility.”
LSV Minerva“Back in the day, both Frits Salomonson and Oscar Hammerstein were members of the elite Minerva fraternity, together with much of the royal family, not to mention Joris Demmink and Pieter Bakker Schut. Both also served as "praeses" (basically a squad or platoon commander) in the Minerva-linked Pro Patria ("Pro-Homeland") , a patriotic militia for drunk students that serves as a ceremonial guard during events associated with the royal family. Once a year Prince Bernhard came to talk to its leadership. Reportedly Demmink also served in Pro Patria. Holland's most famous comedian, Youp van 't Hek, actually wrote a few words about Pro Patria in a 1990s fax to Frits Bolkestein, a right-wing Bilderberg participant who has played a central role in the rise of Holland's "populist" candidates Geert Wilders and Thierry Baudet. In his 1998 book Fax, we read: "As you know I come from the circle of preppy frat boys and I inquired a little with some guys who in that period were stomping around at Leiden's Minerva. ... Don't let them tell you anything Frits [Bolkestein, a Bilderberg visitor], that Pro Patria is a very creepy little club about which the most disgusting stories are making the rounds. Stories I don't even dare to write down and which are so terrible that they couldn't have been made up by the most treacherous mind. Even if 10 percent is true, then you become uncontrollably nauseous for a long time."”2014ISGP, JVDH
The Philippines“1995, Catholics for a Free Choice, 'Opus Dei: The Pope's Right Arm in Europe': "The Hanns-Seidel Foundation, based in Germany, is accredited with and receives funding from the European Union. The foundation is linked with the CSU (the Bavarian Christian Democrat) party of the late Fritz Pirkl, who was in the European Parliament and served on the boards of directors of Hanns-Seidel and the Rhine-Danube Foundation. Together with Limmat, Hanns-Seidel has funded Opus Dei’s extensive operations in the Philippines, including the Centre for Research and Communication. The centre’s "self-declared task is to form the future economic and political elite of the country," writes Opus Dei critic Peter Hertel. "Under President Corazon Aquino, Opus members have put a decisive stamp on the country’s Constitution."”20 JL
Donald Trump“Break with tradition, or so it seems. Vilified by the entire Rockefeller and liberal media establishment, but strong evidence he himself is "conservative CIA". Brought to power by "conservative CIA" CNP financiers/members as the Mercers, Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Trump himself has many long-standing, curious security state and establishment ties, among them: in December 2000 Trump was part of a 94-guest dinner organized by Bilderberg steering committee-, Pilgrims Society-, and 1001 Club-member Conrad Black, where Trump was seen chatting with Henry Kissinger at a table. Happy Rockefeller, the widow of Nelson Rockefeller; Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Richard Perle, Vernon Jordan and later exposed serial pedophiles Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell all were part of this dinner.”2020ISGP
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