Wednesday, May 1, 2024

New Think Tank Quickies (#497)

  • Eric Schmidt-backed pro-America "think tank" (America's Frontier Fund) has launched a VC firm.
  • New report from Special Competitive Studies Project, an Eric Schmidt-backed think tank, says the US intelligence community "risks surprise, intelligence failure, and even attrition of its importance" unless it embraces AI's capacity to process huge amounts of data. 
  • Donald Abelson: Rethinking the Role and Influence of US Defense and Foreign Policy Think Tanks.
  • Steven Bennett, previously the COO of Brookings, will be CFR's new EVP and chief administrative officer.
  • Luxe membership club Ned to open within a six-building DC complex owned by the Milken Institute, which plans to open the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream next year.
  • "A new global think tank - the merger of the International House of Japan (I-House) established by John D. Rockefeller III to repair US-Japan ties after WWII and the Asia Pacific Initiative, set up by Yoichi Funabashi, the former newspaper editor, author and national security expert."
  • Gordon Gray is launching the Pinpoint Policy Institute to advocate for free markets and policies that promote economic growth.  He was most recently VP for economic policy at the American Action Forum (AAF). 
  • The Roosevelt Institute has hired Elly Kugler as managing director for government relations and Hannah Groch-Begley to serve as director of the think tank.
  • Did China just go after a powerful Aussie think tank?
  • The man (Mohammed Soliman) whispering the Middle East's future into Washington's ear.