Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#265)

  • Trump Administration alienating Asia-related think tanks and Asia experts at those think tanks, says David Steinberg.
  • RIP David Rockefeller (1915-2017), who served on the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as chairman of the board at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a think tank where he was the longest-serving member (joined in 1941).
  • Fat cats using think tanks to buy credibility?
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has dozens of friends in the think tank world, says Politico. 
  • Half a dozen Trump transition officials and administration advisers attended Heartland Institute's climate change conference. 
  • Brian Katulis, a Senior Fellow at CAP, met with the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia in February.
  • New RAND Corp. study on "zero-day" exploits says two dozen companies selling or renting exploits to the US and its allies.
  • Kesher Israel in DC is "filled" with political operatives and think tank employees who value thought-provoking sermons and classes.
  • Ben Nimmo studies RT for the Atlantic Council. 
  • Oath Keepers suggests Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) exploiting refugee crisis for its own gain.