Thursday, October 5, 2017

Think Tank Quickies (#287)

  • Has the US killed expertise at think tanks?
  • US colleges lose luster in global rankings.  Will US think tanks follow?  Should you boycott think tank rankings?
  • Michael Elleman of IISS traces North Korea's missile success to Ukraine plant in new report.
  • Report on revamping US State Department requested last year by Congress and compiled under the auspices of Atlantic Council.
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan skips think tank land and becomes a distinguished fellow for global security at the Fordham University School of Law's Center on National Security.
  • Tax-exempt think tanks fueled climate pact exit (featuring CEI).
  • Fortune: Think tanks part of political-industrial complex rigging the game for their benefit.
  • Can think tanks survive the Trump era? 
  • CNAS 2016 annual conference (done jointly with Washington Post) sponsored by PenFed, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Airbus Group, The Boston Consulting Group, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, Generaly Dynamics, FedEx, etc...
  • Actor Richard Gere attended speech by the Dalai Lama at USIP.