Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Think Tank Quickies (#385)

  • At the Atlantic Council, foreign money talks.
  • Conservative think tankers, including China hawks, talking to Biden campaign; more than 2,000 people, including think tank experts, advising Biden on foreign policy.
  • NYT: How a tech-funded think tank (Global Antitrust Institute) influences global antitrust regulators.
  • FBI investigating Russia's Strategic Culture Foundation, which is reportedly directed by Russian intelligence agency SVR.
  • Rush Doshi, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, has led a months-long project on China's information influence operations.
  • US think tank rankings based on search engine performance.
  • Question: "Why did Rome fall?  Wrong answers only."  Max Abrahms answers: There weren't enough think tanks supplying empirically-based foreign policy advice.
  • US military contractors have been enlisting think tanks for years to sell armed drones overseas.
  • Jason Stahl, author of think tank book, resigns from university position.
  • How one think tank poisoned Australia's climate debate.