Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Think Tank Quickies #10

  • Getting research into policy: The role of think tanks and other mediators.
  • On corruption at think tanks in India.
  • Google Ideas, CFR, and others working together to find ways to disrupt international crime. 
  • George W. Bush's unveils his think tank's first book.  More on the George W. Bush Institute.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to the US Sept. 21 to accept the Atlantic Council's 2012 Global Citizen Award.  ACUS will also honor Henry Kissinger, Sadako Ogata, and Quincy Jones.
  • DARPA, DoD's think tank, is looking to crowdsource heavy weapons development/manufacturing.
  • On the media's "go-to" but controversial source for kill figures: New America Foundation. 
  • USIP secretly drawing up transition for Syria. 
  • Center for Security Policy (CSP) accuses Hillary Clinton sidekick Huma Abedin of being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Do universities have a distinct advantage over think tanks when it comes to research?
  • Washington Diplomat article on the Wilson Center's Jane Harman.