Monday, October 2, 2023

Think Tank Quickies (#485)

  • Think tanks draft plans for GOP president (and here).
  • British think tank Institute for Strategic Dialogue found 114 Wagner-linked accounts across Facebook and Instagram glorifying the group or posting recruitment information to fill its ranks.
  • Nathaniel Fick, former CEO of think tank CNAS, selected as State's inaugural cyber ambassador.
  • The Pirate Bay was founded in 2003 by Swedish think tank Piratbyran.
  • Lee Zeldin is now chair of America First Policy Institute's Pathway to 2025 initiative.
  • Audrey Kurth Cronin to lead Carnegie Mellon Institute for Security and Technology.
  • Dmitri Alperovitch, "a cybersecurity expert who co-founded Silverado Policy Accelerator think tank and has advised governments on satellite internet."
  • Fidelity Investments, best know for managing mutual funds, also runs a think tank that focuses on futuristic ideas (Fidelity's Center for Applied Technology, or FCAT).
  • A group of prominent media, tech, and research executives have raised $3 million to launch an independent policy research center (Center for News, Technology & Innovation) focusing on addressing global internet issues.  Funding is coming from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Institute, and private companies.
  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD): "A think tank which focuses on disinformation."