Monday, October 31, 2022

Think Tank Quickies (#456)

  • New US intelligence report says the Kremlin spent $300 million since 2014 to try to influence several European countries using front companies and think tanks.
  • Chinese think tank issues rare public disagreement with the ruling Community Party's severe "zero-COVID" policy.
  • Iranian operatives have targeted members of the US-based think tank community through surveillance and cyber operations.
  • Are think tanks ready for the age of AI?
  • ChinaFile, a digital magazine published by the Asia Society, collected 100,000+ Chinese government bidding documents for surveillance technology and shared them exclusively with the New York Times.
  • Progressive Jewish groups launch think tank (Emor) to counter spread of right-wing ideas.
  • Nick Eftimiades of the Atlantic Council keeps a database on Chinese espionage cases.
  • Carter Price, a mathematician at RAND Corp., is working on a budget model that will incorporate the latest social science research, as well as climate science, to inform long-term policy decisions.
  • Rhiana Gunn-Wright, director of climate policy at the Roosevelt Institute, is an architect of the Green New Deal.
  • Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is joining the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.