Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Think Tank Quickies (#449)

  • Atlantic Council delegation visits Taiwan; led by former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
  • Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Stimson Center, passed away.
  • Jordan Schneider's career advice for China scholars: "If everything broke right for you over the past two decades, you today might be sitting in a brand name Mass Ave think tank making 150-250k as a senior fellow, with, if you’re lucky, some consulting work on the side."
  • Jake Eberts spreadsheet on think tank internship pay.
  • Center for Security Policy: New Muslim Brotherhood-linked think tank (Center for Global Policy, or CGP, and now called Newlines Institute) tries to launder credentials, fails.
  • Twitter thread on two Chinese think tanks that launched a new report on AUKUS. 
  • Todd Moss: All sizable US think tanks have an Africa program or at least policy experts to cover the continent.  Why not Center for American (CAP)?
  • Former Trump National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien is now the chairman of the board at the Richard Nixon Foundation.
  • Dimitri Simes, president and CEO of the Center for National Interest, hosted Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov and former US envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad for lunch at Cafe Milano in Georgetown.
  • India Think Tank Forum: Aug. 3-4 in New Delhi.