Friday, March 31, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#264)

  • National Policy Institute "think tank" loses tax exemption.
  • Walter Isaacson stepping down as president and CEO of Aspen Institute; will join history department of Tulane as a professor starting next January. 
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), housed within RAND, transitioning to independent USAF-sponsored entity in FY2017. 
  • Google's Eric Schmidt attended Cato Trade's inaugural Global Exchange Dinner Series.
  • Carter Center does Syria conflict mapping using Palantir technology.
  • Fact of the week: Robert Kagan of Brookings co-founded Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) with Bill Kristol and Dan Senor. 
  • When Heritage Foundation "mischief making" President Jim DeMint met with Sen. Mitch McConnell.
  • The Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary survey on top Canadian think tanks.
  • Edward Luce: Think tanks lacking original thinking.
  • Jay P. Greene on the death of the think tank.
  • How do Xi's reforms for think tanks specifically affect military think tanks?