Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#413)

  • Since Jan. 1, 2020, Ely Ratner, DoD's new point man on China, has made $412,000 as EVP of CNAS.  [The president of CNAS made $408,230 in 2017.]
  • On FARA and restoring trust in the think tank sector, via Ben Freeman and Eli Clifton.
  • Bruegel is looking for a new director.
  • Jared Kushner founds Abraham Accords Institute.  Others involved include Avi Berkowitz, Haim Saban, Yousef Al Otaiba, and Abdulla R. Al-Khalifa, and Gabi Ashkenazi.
  • The ties that Brookings President John Allen has to Qatar. 
  • RAND and Carnegie reports on responsible space behavior accepted for consideration by UN.
  • "There's no such thing as a think tank emergency.  It is policy and it is papers.  Nobody dies." Christopher Ingraham: "I used to work at Brookings comms department and it was basically think tank emergency 75% of the time." 
  • Online debate: Think tanks and the media.
  • FP's Pacific Power Index: 50 people shaping the future of US-China relations; China Twitter: 100+ accounts you should follow (via SupChina).
  • Pic: The various types of MENA think tank papers.