Monday, November 13, 2023

Think Tank Quickies (#487)

  • Heritage Foundation is an ally of new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), according to Punchbowl News.
  • RAND Corp. among those that uncovered covert campaign by China to use AI to spread lies about Maui wildfires.
  • The McCain Institute organized a delegation visit to Ukraine to meet with senior officials, including the prime minister.  Evenlyn Farkas, the think tank's executive director, led the group, which including members from the Ukraine Business Alliance, including Palantir Technologies, Microsoft, Skydio, and Fortem Technologies.
  • Harry Kazianis has rejoined the Center for National Interest as a senior director of national security affairs and will serve as executive director of its publication, The National Interest.  He was previously a political consultant and senior director of Korean Studies at CSIS.
  • Former undersecretary of defense for policy, Colin Kahl, has joined Brookings as a scholar in residence.
  • Arms control expert Jon Wolfsthal has joined the Federation of American Scientists as director of global risk.
  • Derek Mitchell, the former US ambassador to Myanmar, is rejoining CSIS as a non-resident senior adviser.
  • David Miliband and Yalda Hakim have joined CNAS's board of advisers.
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute announce Bloomberg CityLab 2023 in Washington, DC.
  • How did free-market think tanks take over Westminster?