Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Think Tank Quickies (#191)

  • China's rise alarming US think tanks.
  • Search think funding around the world (including US) at Foundation Maps, via Foundation Center.
  • Prominent healthcare economist Deborah Freund joins RAND. 
  • Spencer Ackerman: "Just once I want a DC think tank report to say plainly, 'This research is not designed to be true.  It is designed to be useful.'"
  • Indian think tanks in the military field.
  • Brookings: Is al-Bahgdadi the new bin Laden?
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) does libertarian Cato on Sept. 16.
  • State Dept. and White House interact regularly with think tanks; intel community not so much. 
  • "Higher education providers" like think tanks are booming.
  • Partisan think tanks/researchers prone to produce results that confirm their own political leanings.