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Think tanks

A think tank is an organization that claims to serve as a center for research and/ or analysis of important public issues. In reality, many think tanks are little more than public relations fronts, usually headquartered in state or national seats of government and generating self-serving scholarship that serves the advocacy goals of their industry sponsors; in the words of Yellow columnist John Chuckman, "phony institutes where ideologue-propagandists pose as academics ... [into which] money gushes like blood from opened arteries to support meaningless advertising's suffocation of genuine debate". [1]

Of course, some think tanks are more legitimate than that. Private funding does not necessarily make a researcher a shill, and some think-tanks produce worthwhile public policy research. In general, however, research from think tanks is ideologically driven in accordance with the interests of its funders.


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"We should have more traditional types of military forces, more cooperating with each other, so Poland supports… more steel tanks and not only think tanks," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. He went on to single out Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Russia as two threats facing Europe.
A transatlantic network of conservative think tanks accidentally published its secret plans to influence US-UK trade negotiations, Unearthed can reveal. Documents outline plans to form an "unprecedented" coalition of hard-Brexit and Libertarian think tanks, which will call for Britain to ditch strict EU safety ...

Updated at 11:45 a.m. with a statement from President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. WASHINGTON -- Brooke Rollins, a former aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will fill a recent White House vacancy as assistant to the president in the Office of American Innovation. the White House announced ...
Manila - An anti-political dynasty provision could jeopardize the approval in a plebiscite of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a Mindanao-based think tank warned Friday. Lawyer Benedicto Bacani, executive director of the Institute for Autonomy and governance, cited the cultural background ...
Lipinkski Wants Investigation Into Conservative think tank. Illinois congressman wants to know if CEO used money from Illinois Policy Institute to benefit for-profit companies. Posted Feb 16, 2018 8:13 AM. Eric Garcia · @EricMGarcia · Huffman Wants Investigation Into Trump Lawyer's Payment to Porn Star Rohrabacher ...
think tank: Empowered by Change, Fashion and Retail Will Flourish · Financial · government & Trade · Mergers & Acquisitions · Legal · Human Resources · marketing & Promotion · Retail · markets · Media · Beauty · Trinny Woodall ...

Dan Lipinski is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether a series of financial deals improperly benefited the leaders of the Illinois Policy Institute -- the latest call for authorities to examine the influential conservative think tank. In an open letter to the head of the IRS, Lipinski -- a Democrat ...
Nashville, Tenn.--A think tank report evaluating the performance of state highway systems shows Tennessee is among the best in the nation. The 'Annual Highway Report' compiled by the Reason Foundation -a nonpartisan think tank which conducts public policy research- ranked Tennessee 12th overall based on 11 ...
Britain should unilaterally abolish tariffs, according to report by a think tank with close links to the Conservative party to be published today, as the government remains undecided over the direction of future policy. The report by the Policy Exchange think tank will argue that attempting to maintain the position ...
Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has maintained its position as the top think-tank in Afghanistan and risen to 5th place in a list ranking 65 think-tanks across Central Asia. AREU was also ranked 26th in a list of 145 independent think-tanks globally. Both results were taken from the 11th edition of the ...
Violent extremists may be deradicalised with social services, says Jakarta-based think tank. Indonesian police investigators check a body part found after a suicide bomb blast at Kampung Melayu bus terminal in Jakarta on May 24, 2017. (Photo: AFP). By Saifulbahri Ismail @SaifulCNA. 12 Feb 2018 ...
Orit Peleg, head of planning at Eleven Inc., shares insights from a consumer survey conducted by the San Francisco-based agency. By Orit Peleg on February 12, 2018. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; email; Print; Talk. shutterstock_1022746696. While the beauty and fashion industries have been making ...
Kuala Lumpur -- The Malaysian government's much-touted programme to deradicalise violent extremists has actually failed to rehabilitate them, with some playing along with facilitators just to secure release, said a think tank. The assertion by Iman Research - which studies violent extremism in ...
Dipayan is a fellow at the think tank New America and he's here with me in the studio in Washington, D.C. Ben is also at New America. He's a senior adviser to its Open .... BS: I am a part of a team that had the idea that we ought to build new ways of working for think tanks. This old model of white papers for ...
DOE. Deputy general counsel moves to Texas think tank. Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter. Published: Friday, February 9, 2018. The Department of Energy's deputy general counsel is headed for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a think tank with ties to the Trump Administration.
Three former Cato employees have accused the Libertarian think tank's co-founder Ed Crane of sexual misconduct. The accusations were first reported by POLITICO and detail a toxic office culture at Cato overshadowed by Crane's predatory behavior. One woman claimed Crane asked her to remove her ...
Congress should hike its new defense budget cap deal by $17 billion and increase the size of the U.S. military by 26,500 troops in the coming year, according to new recommendations by the influential Heritage Foundation. The conservative think tank's report, obtained by the Washington Examiner, aims to ...

A couple of decades or more ago when I was still in Washington, otherwise known as the snake pit, I was contacted by a well-financed group that offered me, a Business Week and Scripps Howard News Service columnist with access as a former editor also to the Wall Street Journal, substantial payments to ...
In light of recent headlines and store closing realities, it is not hard to surmise that retail is in many ways "under the weather" and in dire need of a strong dose of direction and creativity. Credit Suisse predicts, in fact, that 25 percent of the 1,100 enclosed malls currently operating in the U.S. will shutter in the ...
Well before John Tillman began running the Illinois Policy Institute a decade ago, the nonprofit think tank was calling for major reforms to state government, especially its finances. But few in Springfield -- or elsewhere in Illinois -- paid attention. That changed when Tillman relaunched the institute in 2007.
think tank: Protecting a Brand When It Is Too Well-known. Monica B. Richman and Jonathan Malki discuss how to mitigate against a third party using a brand name for snowblowers or dog food. By Monica B. Richman and Jonathan Malki on February 8, 2018. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; email; Print ...
Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes ...
Read more Security think tank articles about security automation. Humans and AI machines in harmony. Establish best practice before automating security processes. Don't automatically automate security. Automating basic security tasks. Approaches to strengthening security operations. How automation can reduce the ...
This past week, the annual survey and rankings of U.S. and global think tanks was released. It's a modest endeavor led by one scholar, James McGann, based at the University of Pennsylvania, but it has had an important impact on the think tank sector and its willingness to address challenges as a group, ...
Yet, the real boom in the 'think tank' industry came with the era of globalization. With a 200-percent rise in numbers since 1970. And in recent years, they've become more transnational, with foreign states and individuals sponsoring them in order to gain curry favor in Washington. One country that largely ...
The 2017 Global Go To think tank Index Report of the world's leading Think Tanks has been publicized. This report, which is published since 2006, assesses the role of think tanks in governance and civil societies of countries. A total of 17 think tanks in Armenia are noted in the aforesaid report. In the year ...
Amid Higher education Bubble, Lefty think tank Insists There Aren't Enough Colleges .... Think Tanks should work on fixing real and meaningful problems Americans face, rather than drumming up these kinds of dramatic problems that exist as little more than an excuse to write more scorecards and metrics ...
Read more about Security think tank articles about security automation. Humans and AI machines in harmony. Establish best practice before automating security processes. Don't automatically automate security. Automating basic security tasks. Approaches to strengthening security operations. Although much of this can ...
How can organisations evolve their security operations teams to do more automation of basic tasks and cope with dynamic IT environments? This Article Covers. Cybercrime. RELATED TOPICS. Antivirus · Secure Coding and Application Programming · Continuity · Cloud security · Data Breach Incident Management and ...
Eyal Raab, vice president of business development at Riskified, also explains why thinking like shoppers is an important tactic. By Eyal Raab on February 5, 2018. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; email; Print; Talk. Online fraud continues to grow. Shutterstock / Maksim Kabakou. e-commerce has had a huge ...
IMANI Africa has been ranked the third best think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 among several other accolades by the think tanks and Civil Societies Program ... Out of 90 think tanks ranked across the sub-region in the 2017 Report, IMANI came third whilst occupying the first position in Ghana.
The think tank said that the squeeze on consumer spending, a key driver of the economy, should ease in 2018, which will boost growth. It believes that inflation will fall from its current level of 3 per cent to around 2 per cent by the end of the year, as the impact of sterling's devaluation fades. It also forecasts ...
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the nation's central bank, got a boisterous send-off from Fed staff, but she isn't taking any time off. After her last day at the Fed on Friday, she will start a new job Monday at the Brookings Institution. The Washington think tank ...
Rags-to-riches stories are popular, but so are riches-to-rags," warned the centre-right Brussels think tank. Even so, the think tank praised Cyprus for "agreeing to and implementing reforms as well as deciding whether or not the intended reforms had the intended .... Where do they get these 'think tanks' from.
The Institute of Development Studies has been ranked second out of 132 international development Think Tanks in the 2017 Global Go To think tank Index Report, moving up two places from it's ranking in the 2016 index. The Institute has also been ranked fourth out of 90 university-affiliated think tanks, ...
How can organisations evolve their security operations teams to do more automation of basic tasks and cope with dynamic IT environments? This Article Covers. Data protection. RELATED TOPICS. Antivirus · Secure Coding and Application Programming · Continuity · Cloud security · Data Breach Incident ...
The Brookings Institution announced Friday that Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will join the left-leaning think-tank on Monday, just after her four-year term at the helm of the central bank ends. At Brookings, Yellen will be reunited with former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Yellen held the No. 2 position at the ...
Islamabad: The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has strengthened its position in ranking among global and regional think tanks, according to the 11th edition of University of Pennsylvania Global Go To think tank Index (GGTTI) released across the world. According to this index, SDPI is ...
The NHS will not be privatised because public support for it is so strong that any government seeking to change its funding model would be committing "political suicide", an analysis has claimed. The research by the influential King's Fund health thinktank dismisses fears - voiced by Labour and NHS ...
"Many think tanks, for the first couple months, were in disbelief and in a fetal position, uncertain as to how to respond and what they might do," after the presidential election, McGann said. Now they're busy trying to interpret President Donald Trump's particular approach to governing on particular issues.
But rather than an organic expression of policy preferences by disparate twitter users, the wave of messages started as an online advertising campaign by the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist think tank affiliated with the Democratic party that has consistently opposed net neutrality regulations imposed ...
The think tank founded by Dr. Mohammed Alsulami two years ago. participated for the first time ever, in the index developed and launched by Pennsylvania University and was included among 7800 think tanks worldwide. The ranking placed AGCIS 28th among the best Regional Studies think tanks ...
Read more Security think tank articles about security automation. Humans and AI machines in harmony. Establish best practice before automating security processes. From here, workflow solutions can be defined using management tools so that the data can reach those most able to deal with the information effectively.
Rong Ying, Vice President of China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), a think-tank affiliated to Chinese Foreign Ministry, said over the past three years, India's diplomacy has been vibrant and assertive, and has formed a distinctive and unique 'Modi Doctrine', a strategy for the rise of India as a great ...
For Congress to keep up with the pace of technology change, it needs to bring back the shuttered Office of Technology Assessment, a Washington, D.C., think tank argues in a new report. Recreating OTA is crucial because Congress direly needs the in-house expertise and in-depth research functions that ...
Seven Chinese Think Tanks have been included among the world's top think tanks in the 2017 Global Go To think tank Index Report, published by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Scholars from a variety of global think-tanks join a panel discussion after the press release of the 2017 ...
Korea Development Institute retained its position as the number one thinktank in the category, while Japan Institute of International Affairs was again ranked second. The ORF jumped 16 points in the world ranking list as it finished 114 in the latest index, as against 130 last year. In the 'Top think tanks ...
In an article in the CIIS journal, the first of its kind by a Chinese think tank on the Modi government so far, Rong, who also served as a diplomat in India, took a critical look at India's relations with China, South and South East Asia, India's closer relations with US and Japan, saying Indian foreign policy under ...
The Aljazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) and Brookings Doha Centre (BDC) ranked fifth and sixth among the top 10 think tanks in the region, according to the '2017 Global Go To think tank Index.' The latest Index report was launched in Doha yesterday by AJCS, in partnership with the think tanks and ...
How can organisations evolve their security operations teams to do more automation of basic tasks and cope with dynamic IT environments? This Article Covers. Cybercrime. RELATED TOPICS. Antivirus · Secure Coding and Application Programming · Continuity · Cloud security · Data Breach Incident Management and ...


Alan Guttmacher Institute
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
American Institute for Research
American Legislative Exchange Council
American Savings Education Council
American Tax Policy Institute
Americans Back in Charge Foundation
Asia Pacific Policy Center
The Aspen Institute
The Atlantic Council of the U.S.
Battelle Memorial Institute
Biophysical Society
British American Security Information Council
Brookings Institution
The Capital Research Center
Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Cato Institute
Center for Defense Information
Center for Democracy
The Center for Equal Opportunity
Center for Immigration Studies
Center for Intl. Environmental Law
Center for Intl. Policy
Center for Intl. Private Enterprise
Center for National Policy
Center for Policy Alternatives
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Public Justice
Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments
Center for Strategic & Intl. Studies
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Center on Policy Attitudes & the Program on Intl. Policy Attitudes
Chemical & Biological Arms Control Inst.
The CNA Corp.
Committee for Economic Development
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Congressional Institute Inc.
Consumer Energy Council of America Research Foundation
Council for Excellence in Government
Council on Competitiveness
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Hemispheric Affairs. (COHA)
Economic Policy Institute
Economic Strategy Institute
The Eisenhower Institute
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Employment Policies Institute
Environmental & Energy Study Institute
Environmental Law Institute
Ethics & Public Policy Center
The European Institute
Fair Government Foundation
Forum for International Policy
The Foundation Center
Foundation for Future Leadership
Foundation for Public Affairs
The Freedom Alliance
The Fund for Peace
George C. Marshall Institute
George Meany Center for Labor Studies/The National Labor College
German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Henry L. Stimson Center
Heritage Foundation
Hudson Institute
IIT Research Institute
Initiative & Referendum Inst.
Institute for Alternative Futures
Institute for Defense Analyses
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Institute for Health Policy Solutions
Institute for Intl. Economics
Institute for Justice
Institute for Policy Studies
(IRET) Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Institute of Gas Technology
Institute of Medicine
Internet Policy Inst.
Intl. Foundation for Election Systems
Intl. Law Institute
The Intl. Management & Development Institute
Investor Responsibility Research Center
Johns Hopkins Univ. Foreign Policy Institute (SAIS)
Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
The Justice Policy Inst.
The Leadership Institute
The Lexington Institute
The Lindesmith Center/Drug Policy Foundation
Logistics Management Institute
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
The Middle East Institute
National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Public Administration
National Center for Policy & Research for Women and Families
National Center for Policy Analysis
The National Center for Public Policy Research
National Center on Education & the Economy
National Democratic Institute for Intl. Affairs
National Environmental Policy Institute
National Health Policy Forum
National Institute for Public Policy
National Policy Assn.
National Research Council
National Security Archive (GWU)
New America Foundation
New Directions for Policy
Northeast-Midewest Institute
The Philanthropy Roundtable
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Population Referance Bureau
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Progress & Freedom Foundation
Progressive Policy Institute
Public Service Research Foundation
Resources for the Future
SRI Intl. [Stanford Research Institute]
Tax Foundation
Urban Institute
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Woodrow Wilson Intl. Center for Scholars
World Resources Institute
Worldwatch Institute


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