Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Think Tank Quickies (#222)

  • Think tanker Justin Wolfers: Not convinced that Brookings/Wilson Center new $1 million game "Fiscal Ship" is fiscally responsible.
  • SecDef Ash Carter-commissioned study on military transgender ban released by RAND Corp.
  • Ghost Fleet, book by think tankers August Cole and P.W. Singer, sparked debate inside Pentagon.
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has a new website. 
  • Global think tank leaders grade the world's performance and prospects for 2016.
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) does AEI amid speculation of 3rd party run.
  • Carl Meacham, formerly at CSIS, joins Uber; Michael Matera replaces him as Americas Program Director. (Manhattan Institute scholar Jason Meyer writes book about Uber.)
  • Hunter College partnering with Brookings for a series of talks.
  • Hudson Institute head Ken Weinstein in Japan visiting Diet members.
  • Think tank (CEI) seeks damages over "unlawful" climate subpoena.
  • Cato suppressing research that contradicts their dogma?