Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Think Tank Quickies (#122)

  • Former Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL): Congress turns to think tanks such as AEI and Heritage to read the thousands of reports that federal agency produce for Congress.
  • HuffPo: A plethora of think tanks continue to criticize the Obama Administration for presiding over what appears to be persistent failures in the foreign policy arena.
  • Think tanks starting to shape the debate on driverless cars.
  • Track events related to the crisis in Ukraine with Atlantic Council's "Ukraine Alert." 
  • Why Zimbabwe needs a national think tank.
  • Asia Society launches US-Asia think tank: Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI).
  • Sharon Burke, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, joins New America Foundation (NAF) as a Senior Advisor.
  • Robert Litan and Fed economist Louise Sheiner join Brookings.
  • New Peterson Institute report: "Economic Normalization with Cuba: A Roadmap for US Policymakers."
  • New CSIS headquarters achieves LEED platinum status, becoming only 5th Washington, DC building to get that award; former USTR chief agriculture negotiator Islam Siddiqui joins CSIS as Senior Adviser.