Record snow which has blanketed Washington, DC, the home of the densest concentration of think tanks in the world, has forced the closing of nearly all of the 396+ think tanks in the city.
The Brookings Institution said that its Washington office is closed on January 25 due to the snow, and events scheduled for the day are postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which is also closed, cancelled today's event on Russia. Heritage Foundation cancelled its event on Margaret Thatcher. Center for American Progress (CAP) and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) are also among the numerous think tanks that had to cancel events.
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Gus Hurwitz took the opportunity to write about airlines, markets, and "Snowmageddalypse 2016."
Due to the large amount of snow, think tanks could also be closed on Tuesday and possibly beyond that.