Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Think Tank Quickies (#393)

  • New RAND Corp. study quantifies cost of rising inequality.
  • The Secure World Foundation (SWF), a think tank promoting "cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space."
  • "David Horowitz, an ex-leftist who was running a think tank devoted to combating the left's alleged war on American culture and white people."
  • WaPo Date Lab participant's dream date: "A Lebanese Cross-Fitter who works at a think tank."
  • CNAS, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), and Asia-Pacific Initiative of Japan propose democratic countries form a "technology alliance" not subject to a formal treaty.
  • Former Green Beret who spied for Russia was a graduate of and teacher at the DC-based Institute of World Politics (IWP), a small but influential school in conservative policy circles.
  • CFR report proposes rich feast of reforms for America's foreign service.
  • Think tanks should not publish unsigned essays.
  • Think tanks in DC continue to sit empty amid pandemic.
  • Noah Barkin: "I am herewith proposing an OPEC-style summit of like-minded think tanks to forge agreement on a drastic reduction in the supply of webinars."