Thursday, July 1, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#418)

  • G7 works on steps to defend academic research with eye on China. 
  • New Atlantic Council report finds that the US in 2020 had ore influence in 140 countries, while China had more influence in 61 countries.
  • Tom Donohue of the US Chamber of Commerce rejoins Hudson Institute board of trustees.
  • Research tool from ASPI tracks international expansion of 27 of China's major tech companies.
  • Smith Richardson Foundation giving major money to numerous think tanks.
  • The Mitchell Institute "is the only aerospace power-focused think tank in the nation's capital."
  • New Chinese sanctions law formalizes the process for sanctioning think tanks or people who advised on foreign sanctions, according to Julian Ku.
  • Flashbacks: Is science hitting a wall? (Part I and Part II); the decline of unfettered research.
  • Ideas from CFR report on China's BRI co-authored by Jennifer Hillman included in G7 plan.
  • Last summer, Patriotic Millionaires, a group of about 200 wealthy individuals including the Disney heiress Abigail Disney, joined the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in asking Congress to double for the next 3 years the amount of assets private foundations are required to pay out, to 10%.