Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Think Tanks Most Followed by World Leaders

How influential are think tanks to the world's 647 heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs?

Twiplomacy has just released a study on the Twitter habits of world leaders, and it includes a list of which Twitter feeds are most heavily followed by them.  Think Tank Watch went through the list and found which think tanks are most followed by these top leaders.  Here is the conclusion:

  1. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): 57
  2. Chatham House: 40
  3. European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR): 30
  4. Atlantic Council: 28
  5. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): 25
  6. Brookings Foreign Policy (FP): 25
  7. International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS): 24
  8. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP): 23
  9. Brookings Institution: 22
  10. RAND Corp: 19
  11. German Marshall Fund (GMF): 19
  12. US Institute of Peace (USIP): 17
  13. Carnegie Europe: 14

Please note that the list does not include individuals at think tanks, some of which scored very high (even higher than many top think tanks).