Monday, March 22, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#404)

  • Expert directory: 600 female voices on Greater China. 
  • Think tankers abound on American Leadership Initiative board.
  • Colin Kahl, Biden's nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and a former Senior Fellow at CNAS and CFR, comes under fire from Republicans over past tweets.
  • Aggregator of EU think tank reports.
  • More than one-third of US nonprofits are in jeopardy of closing within two years because of the financial harm inflicted by the pandemic, says Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
  • Tokyo is planning to establish a new think tank to apply commercial technologies, such as quantum technology and AI, to the national security field in FY 2021.
  • Think tanks in politically embedded knowledge regimes: does the "revolving door" matter in China?
  • US Mission in Nepal soliciting proposals for grants or cooperative agreements from think tanks.
  • Nate Schenkkan of Freedom House: "The problem with website metrics for think tanks is at least half of the clicks are the report authors looking it up to email to someone."
  • Robert Blackwill, a former national security aide to George W. Bush, co-authored a new paper for CFR, "The United States, China and Taiwan: A Strategy to Prevent War."