Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Romney Leans Heavily on Think Tank Community

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney already has quite a lineup of advisers to his campaign, and many are from the think tank community.  Here are some of his foreign policy advisers that work at think tanks:
  • Nile Gardiner: Director of the Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom
  • Kim Holmes: Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
  • Jim Talent: Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation
  • Ray Walser: Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation
  • Dov Zakheim: Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
  • Grant Aldonas: Senior Advisor at CSIS
  • Daniel Runde: Director of Prosperity and Development at CSIS
  • Robert Kagan: Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Board Member of the Foreign Policy Initiative
  • Ashely Tellis: Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
  • Leon Aron: Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Robert Joseph: Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP)
  • Evan Feigenbaum: Executive Director of the Paulson Institute 
(Please note that the list does not include every think tank affiliation that they may have.)
Others include:
  • Dan Senor is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Ian Brezinski is a senior fellow in the International Security Program and is on the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) at the Atlantic Council (ACUS)
  • Paula Dobriansky is on the board of advisors at Center for a New American Security (CNAS); she is also a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center and affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
  • John Bolton is a senior fellow at AEI
  • Henry Kissinger is a Counselor and Trustee at CSIS
  • James Baker is the Honorary Chair of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  • George Schultz is a Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Richard Williamson was at Brookings although he is now on a leave of absense
  • Tevi Troy is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
  • Eric Edelman is a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on the Board of Directors of USIP, on the Atlantic Council's Board of Directors, and a Senior Associate at Harvard's Belfer Center
  • Mitchell Reiss is a non-resident Senior Associate at CSIS and on the Board of Directors at CNAS
  • Aaron Friedberg is a non-resident Senior Fellow for Asia at the German Marshall Fund (GMF)
  • Frank Shakespeare is on the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Foundation 
  • Meghan O'Sullivan is an Adjunct Fellow at CFR and is a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard's Belfer Center
  • Ray Walser is a Senior Policy Analyst at Heritage Foundation
  • Kristin Silverberg is a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMF
  • Roger Zackheim is a member of CFR
  • Michael Chertoff is an International Council Member at Harvard's Belfer Center
  • Stephen Rademaker is an Advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
  • Aaron Friedberg is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow for Asia at GMF
  • Andrew Natsios is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
  • Glenn Hubbard is a Visiting Scholar at AEI 
  • Robert Zoellick is a Distinguished Fellow at PIIE and a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center