Monday, November 1, 2021

Think Tank Quickies (#431)

  • Brookings and Brookings Doha Center end their affiliation. 
  • Should Nielsen do ratings for think tank discussions?
  • Microsoft: Russia the most prevalent hacker of US think tanks in the past year.
  • There are very few significant think tanks in Canada that are not recipients of Chinese funds.
  • James McGann: How do think tanks remain relevant in today's world? 
  • Prof. Lawrence Freedman: "I always felt that universities are sometimes better than think tanks because of their students, their engagement, their fresh and changing ideas."
  • Citing donor pressure, Yale professor resigns.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) swamped by investigations of foreign influence on grantees.
  • "Western think tanks regularly convene events on Gulf issues. Gulf people are massively underrepresented at these events primarily due to their indifference to such gatherings."
  • Who has the most coherent and comprehensive model for the bizarre state of our current world?