Neoconservative Chronology 2006
- 8 In the Times, Dean Godson attacks the Metropolitan Police Muslim Contact Unit for working with the Muslim Association of Britain and George Galloway in the East End of London.
- 25 Alan Johnson speaks at Camus: Moral Clarity in an Age of Terror, a conference organised by Med Bridge Strategy Center in Paris.
- 5 In the Times, Dean Godson calls for a war of ideas against political Islam: "During the Cold War, organisations such as the Information Research Department of the Foreign Office would assert the superiority of the West over its totalitarian rivals. And magazines such as Encounter did hand-to-hand combat with Soviet fellow travellers. For any kind of truly moderate Islam to flourish, we need first to recapture our own self-confidence. At the moment, the extremists largely have the field to themselves.
- 13 New Statesman publishes Euston Manifesto and accompanying article by Norman Geras and Nick Cohen.
- 1 William Kristol Praises the Euston Manifesto in the Weekly Standard, describing it as "reminiscent of the much-missed liberal anti-totalitarianism of the early Cold War period".
- 25 Public launch event for the Euston Manifesto at the Union Chapel, Islington.
- 22 Dean Godson attacks Alistair Crooke's contacts with Hamas in Prospect magazine.
- 23 In the Times, Dean Godson claims to have been told by the late Fr Denis Faul that Martin McGuinness was an MI6 agent.
- 1 Policy Exchange publishes When Progressives Treat with Reactionaries by Martin Bright. The pamphlet, based on leaked material from Foreign Office offical Derek Pasquill, is strongly critical of Foreign Office adviser Mockbul Ali and the Government's relationship with the Muslim Council of Britain.
- 10 Henry Jackson Society announces publication of The British Moment.
- 11 Euston Manifesto group hosts a talk by Paul Berman in London.
- 26 Weekly Standard cites The British Moment as evidence of 'a Scoop revival' in Europe.
- 5 Euston Manifesto meeting on Darfur at King's College London.
- 8 Gordon Brown evokes the spirit of the Cultural Cold War as a precedent for the War on Terror in an article for The Sun.
- 11-14 International Institute for Counter-terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel holds its Sixth International Conference on Counter-terrorism, entitled Terrorism's Global Impact.
- 12 Euston Manifesto website publishes statement by American signatories.
- 10 Gordon Brown reiterates the relevance of the Cultural Cold War to the War on Terror in a speech to Chatham House.
- 11 Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly called for "a fundamental rebalancing of our relationship with Muslim organisations from now on," a move seen as a snub to the Muslim Council of Britain.
- 5 Gwynne Roberts and Mohammad Ihsan of the Kurdistan Regional Government speak at a screening of Roberts' film Saddam's Road to Hell held by Labour Friends of Iraq at Westminster.
- Philanthropy Roundtable publishes The Struggle Against Radical Islam, A Donors Guide, by Nadia Schadlow of the Smith Richardson Foundation.
- 7 The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center hosts a reception for Alan Johnson and Abdullah Muhsin to promote their book Hadi Never Died: Hadi Saleh and the Iraqi Trade Unions. During their trip to America, The authors also have meetings with the Truman National Security Project, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the National Endowment for Democracy.
- 17 21st Century Hasbara conference opens at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
- 18 Concluding day of the 21st Century Hasbara conference.
- 27 Dean Godson criticises Chatham House in the Times over a report that declares the Iraq War a 'terrible mistake.'