Monday, April 28, 2014

Think Tank Quickies (#119)

  • SIPRI says that military spending continues to fall in the West but rises everywhere else.  World military expenditures totaled $1.75 trillion in 2013.
  • Advisory Council announced for Hutchins Center for Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings.
  • Qi Ye named Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center (BTC) for Public Policy.
  • Heritage Foundation hires John Mitnick as General Counsel.
  • Charles Lake (Aflac), Phillipa McCrostie (EY), and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick named to Board of Directors at PIIE.
  • CSIS hosts video conference with President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan.
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel among those receiving Atlantic Council Honors; John Herbst, former Ambassador to Ukraine and Uzbekistan, named Director of Eurasia Center at ACUS.
  • Wilson Center: Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
  • Wilson Center's Asia Program to work with Japan's Waseda University.
  • Future Tense - a partnership of New America Foundation (NAF), Arizona State University, and Slate magazine - and Tsinghua University, launch new US-China Green Electronics Competition.