Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Think Tank Quickies (#352)

  • Canadian think tank Mowat Centre soon closing. 
  • Ways the Economist uses to describe workers at think tanks.
  • 21 directors and senior fellows at European think tanks call on Washington to reconsider its approach to JCPOA with Iran.
  • Brendan Duke: "Greatest strength as a think tank staffer: I diligently print out every paper I should read.  Something to improve on: Actually reading those papers."
  • Vox: In the summer of 2006, a conservative think tank held a discussion with government officials, researchers, and...the producers behind 24.
  • Neera Agrawal of cryptocurrency policy think tank Coin Center: My tombstone will read "think tanks are not trade associations." 
  • Researchers at think tank C4ADS have noticed a funny thing happens when Vladimir Putin gets close to a harbor: The GPS of ships moored there go haywire, placing them many miles away on the runways of nearby airports.
  • Republicans' estimates that the Green New Deal would cost $93 trillion are based on a think tank study that doesn't endorse that total.
  • There is an emergent sanctions-industrial complex - a network of government agencies, law firms, technology providers, and think tanks with a vested interest in the unceasing expansion of sanctions programs.
  • Chinese, Russian think tanks establish joint Arctic Research Center.