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A think tank is a research institute that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.

Most think tanks are non-governmental organizations, but some are semi-autonomous agencies within government or are associated with particular political parties or businesses. Think-tank funding often includes a combination of millionaire donations and individual contributions, with many also accepting government grants.

Many think tanks are organized as non-profit.


Think tanks on Wikispooks

Wikispooks pageWWWDescription
21st Century Council behind-the-scenes think tank planning global governance, all financed by the billionaire Nicolas Berggruen.
Africa Institute
American Enterprise Institutehttp://www.aei.orgThe Godfather of Washington neo-conservative lobby groups
American Foreign Policy Councilhttp://www.afpc.orgUS semiofficial think tank publishing plans to destroy Russia, disguised as "forecasts".
Aspen Institute
Atlantic Council part of the modern military-industrial congressional complex.
Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom
Atlantic Treaty Associationhttp://www.ata-sec.orgA pro-NATO think tank.
Atlantik-BrückeA long established and relatively public organ of the US to control German politics.
Atlas Network
Australian Strategic Policy Institute function is to give a serious academic appearance to dubious stories in the campaign against China.
Berggruen Institute think tank paid for by the billionaire Nicolas Berggruen, who has big ambitions.
Brookings Institution
Cato Institute
Center for Global Development
Center for Medicine in the Public Interest"nonprofit, non-partisan" big pharma astroturf
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Centre for European Reform Centre for European Reform is a intelligence connected lobby group closely associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the deep state Atlantic Council.
Centre for Policy Studies
Centre for Social Cohesion
Centre for the New Europe
Chatham Househttp://www.chathamhouse.orgA key organ of the UK Deep state
Civitas which has a high intersection, in at least some activities, with the Institute for Statecraft
Civitatis International
Claremont Institute
Competitive Enterprise Institutehttp://cei.orgA "vociferous anti-environmental" think tank.
Cornerstone Group group of Conservative MPs.
Council for a Community of Democracies
Council on Foreign Relationshttp://www.cfr.orgA long established and relatively public organ of the US deep state.
Council on the Future of EuropeA part of Nicolas Berggruen's network
David Hume Institute
Democracy Institute
Demos tank that introduced Thatcherism into the Labour party, with the resulting formation of New Labour.
Edmund Burke Foundationhttp://www.burkestichting.nlA conservative think tank based in the Netherlands.
Electronic Privacy Information Centerhttp://epic.orgA think tank concerned with the impact of technology on privacy and free speech.
European Policy Forum
First Defence
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Foundation for Research on Economics and Environment
Fraser of Allander Institute
Freedom House backed group interested in internet censorship
Frontiers of Freedom
Futures Forum
George C. Marshall Institute
Global Business Network
Global Commission on the Stability of CyberspaceSmall but influential think-tank for internet coordination
Globalisation Institute
Henry Jackson Societyhttp://www.henryjacksonsociety.orgA British neocon political action committee supported by key US neocons and by two of David Cameron's closest advisers.
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Albert Einstein InstitutionSpooky think tank specializing in the study of "nonviolence as a form of warfare." Has nothing to do with pacifism: "It is all about seizing political power or denying it to others".
Arlington InstituteAmerican future-predicting think tank. Members include a former CIA director and other deep state actors; and also future Covid dissidents Catherine Austin Fitts and David E. Martin.
Ashland Institute for Strategic Studies
Atlantic InitiativeOne of the transatlantic influence networks in Germany.
Atlantic InstituteTransatlantic think tank with similar goals to the Trilateral Commission, operational 1961-1988.
Australian Science Media CentreThink tank created to dominate the narrative in Australian corporate media in scientific issues.
Australian Strategic Policy InstituteIts function is to give a serious academic appearance to dubious stories in the campaign against China.
Bosphorus InstituteFranco-Turkish think tank and deep state milieu. Heavy Bilderberger presence.
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
BruegelEU-aligned think tank that is accused of lobbying for technocratic big tech venture corporations.
Bruges GroupOfficially, a eurosceptic think tank.
CEPIIFrench economic think tank with lots of Bilderbergers.
Cadogan Group
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Canadian International CouncilInfluential Canadian think tank on foreign relations.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for American ProgressA very well funded US think tank and advocacy organization closely aligned with the Democratic Party establishment.
Center for European Policy Analysis
Center for Independent StudiesAustralian libertarian think tank founded in 1976 which specialises in public policy research
Centre for European Policy StudiesCorporate think-tank to influence EU policy
Centre for European ReformThe Centre for European Reform is a intelligence connected lobby group closely associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the deep state Atlantic Council.
CivitaNorwegian (neo)liberal think tank
Clingendael InstituteDutch "independent think tank and academy on international affairs" which continued collaboration with the Institute for Statecraft after the Integrity Initiative leaks
EastWest Institute
Ethics and Public Policy CenterEPPC has functioned as the cutting edge of the neoconservative-driven culture war against progressive theology and secularism, and the associated effort to ensure right-wing control of the Republican Party.
European Stability InitiativeThink tank focusing on increasing migration into Europe. George Soros and other deep state funding.
Foreign Policy CentreThink tank sponsored by deep state foundations
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Freedom Institute
French Institute of International RelationsA "national think tank" founded by Thierry de Montbrial.
German Council on Foreign RelationsThink tank with deep state connections
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Global Panel FoundationNGO with members who are mostly people with deep ties to the intelligence community, working behind the scenes promoting international cooperation with regard to decision-making and implementation processes.
Global Relations ForumTurkish think tank founded by the Koç family and dominated by corporate interests.
Great Transition Initiative
Hudson Institute
Institut MontaigneFrench deep state 'think tank' filled with multiple bilderbergers.
Institut für TerrorismusforschungGerman research institute. Its work consists mostly of reinforcing the official narrative around "terrorism".
Institute for New Economic ThinkingGeorge Soros front. Think tank to change economic policy.
Institute for Policy StudiesProgressive US think tank dependent on establishment foundations. Possible gatekeeper.
Institute for Regional SecuritySpooky Australian think-tank
Institute for the Study of War
Institute of International Finance
Institute of Public Affairs
International Institute for Environment and Development
Italian International Affairs InstituteTransatlantic Italian think tank founded by Altiero Spinelli.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau InstituteNeoconservative French think tank
Jewish Institute for National Security of AmericaIsraeli "conservative" influence operation close to the military-industrial complex, sending US police and military leaders to be trained in Israel.
Johns Hopkins Center for Health SecurityUS Deep state connected group interested in bioweapons and pandemic preparation
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Related Quotation

Madeleine Albright“President Clinton and I first met Putin before that

when he was kind of acting president at, this was an APEC meeting in New Zealand, and at that stage Putin was trying to be very ingratiating and trying to make new friends - he was still cold - and the issue about him is he is very smart and in these meetings.

He did not have talking points and he took notes himself. He also is somebody I have to describe this because, they actually did kind of a jazz concert for President Clinton and President Clinton's driving around and Putin was sitting there like rhythm whatsoever.. and and (sic), but the thing that is interesting is how smart he really is and directed he was.

The thing that I speak to more is something that happened before, that in 91 when the Soviet Union had fallen apart I was running a think-tank and I was asked to participate in a big survey of all of Europe after the end of the Cold War, and we had questionnaires and focus groups and things like that, and the focus group I'll never forget, is one outside of Moscow where this man stands up and says "I'm so embarrassed we used to be a superpower and now we're Bangladesh with missiles". And what I think happened I write it not so easy not so difficult to really deduce this, is Putin identified himself with that person who felt that the dignity and the grandeur of Russia had been lost and he has is bound and

determined to restore that in every single way.”
Madeleine Albright2018


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Private Sector, Institutes, Think Tanks and Lobbying Organisations extract from The "Terrorism" Industrybook extract1990Edward S. Herman
File:Foreign Funding of Think Tanks in America.pdfPaperJanuary 2020RealClearPublicAffairsThe top foreign donors to the think tanks analyzed were Norway ($27.6 million), the United Kingdom ($27.1 million) and the United Arab Emirates ($15.1 million). The UAE is particularly interesting, since it is the top non-democratic donor in the study. The “vast majority” of the UAE’s donations went to “the Aspen Institute, the Atlantic Council, and the Brookings Institution, all of which received at least $4 million from the UAE.”


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The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
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