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Think Tanks:Quick Reference A-C

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The term think tank is broadly defined for the inclusion of an organisation on this list. It pretty much runs the gamut as any organisation having a remote link to policy. This listing is for names beginning with the letter A, B or C. Presently there are two more pages, D-M and N-Z.

The list is basically just the name and the url to the homepage of the org, if found. It offers a quick check for the existence of a Source Watch stub as well as a launching point for research.

If the second column says FFRDC, it is one of the 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, which has its own link page. Any other unusual data that was scooped while looking for a solid url pointer was placed in the notes below the table. This data is usually something indicating a non-existent org, or contradictory data already published on Sourcewatch. If you are able to resolve it, either remove the note, or leave a message on the talk page for this site.

Also, it is doubtful that a link listing like this one will ever be near to completion. If you know of an org not listed, please enter it, or drop it on the talk page.

thank you.

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Think Tank List Data Table (A-C)


Think Tank Name Think Tank URL
Abundant Wildlife Society No url yet - considered antigreen
Accuracy in Media www.aim.org
Adam Smith Institute www.adamsmith.org
Aerospace FFRDC at The Aerospace Corp. [1] FFRDC
Air Hygiene Foundation www.ihfincorp.com
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution www.adti.net
Alliance for Environment and Resources No url yet - considered antigreen
Alliance for Justice aka Independent Judiciary www.independentjudiciary.com
American Academy in Berlin www.americanacademy.de
American Academy in Rome www.aarome.org
American Academy of Diplomacy www.academyofdiplomacy.org
American Beverage Institute www.abionline.org
American Council for Capital Formation www.accf.org
American Council on Germany www.acgusa.org
American Council on Science and Health www.acsh.org
American Councils on Foreign Relations no URL found - see note below
American Defense International www.americandefense.net
American Ditchley Foundation www.ditchley.co.uk/ - needs researching info
American Eugenics Society no URL found (org looks inactive)
American Family Foundation csj.org
American Foreign Policy Council www.afpc.org
American Industrial Health Council www.aiha.org
American Jewish Council ajcouncil.freeyellow.com url-404- see note below
American Life League www.all.org
American Majority Institute - see note
American Petroleum Institute www.api.org
American Policy Center www.americanpolicy.org
American Security Council www.ascusa.org
Americans for Peace Now aka PeaceNow.org peacenow.org
ANSER Institute for Homeland Security [2] - FFRDC
Ariel Center for Policy Research www.acpr.org.il
Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs www.ashland.edu/ashbrook
Arroyo Center (FFRDC) at RAND Corp. FFRDC
Asia-Pacific Policy Program www.ap.harvard.edu
Asia Society www.asiasociety.org
Aspen Institute / Aspen Strategy Group www.aspeninst.org
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management www.appam.org
Atlantic Council of the United States www.acus.org
Atlantic Institute / Atlantic Institute of International Affairs Nothing found in English (maybe in French?)
Atlas Economic Research Foundation www.atlasusa.org
Baker Institute for Public Policy bakerinstitute.org
Bilderberg No web url yet
The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) brie.berkeley.edu
Brookings Institution http://www.brook.edu/
World Business Council for Sustainable Development www.wbcsd.ch - see below
Bureau of Governmental Research www.bgr.org
Business Council No web url yet
C3I FFRDC at MITRE Corp. FFRDC
California Desert Coalition No url yet - considered antigreen
Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) www.cfinst.org
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives www.policyalternatives.ca
Capital Research Center www.capitalresearch.org
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace http://www.ceip.org/
Carter Center http://www.cartercenter.org/
Cascade Policy Institute http://www.cascadepolicy.org/
Catalyst Institute Project of New Mexico Media Literacy Project [3] - See below
Cato Institute http://www.cato.org/
Center for American Progress www.americanprogress.org
Center for American Women and Politics http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cawp
Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies see below
Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies www.american.edu/academic.depts/spa/ccps
Center for Consumer Freedom www.consumerfreedom.com/
Center for Defense Information http://www.cdi.org/about/index.cfm
Center for Democracy and Technology www.cdt.org
Center for Democracy www.centerfordemocracy.org - see below
Center for Digital Democracy www.democraticmedia.org
Center for Economic Conversion see below]
Center for Environmental Education Research (CERE) dep.state.ct.us/educ/cere
Center for Global Development www.cgdev.org
Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies www.socsci.uci.edu/gpacs
Center for Governmental Studies www.cgs.org
Center for International Security and Strategic Studies www.msstate.edu/dept/ciss
Center for National Policy www.cnponline.org
Center for Strategic and International Studies www.csis.org
Center for Voting and Democracy www.fairvote.org
Center for the Study of American Business csab.wustl.edu
Center for the Study of the Presidency www.cspresidency.org
Center of International Studies www.wws.princeton.edu/~cis - see note
Century Foundation www.tcf.org
Citizens for the Environment No url yet - considered antigreen
Committee for Economic Development www.ced.org
Committee for Justice committeeforjustice.org
Commonwealth Institute www.comw.org
The Corner House www.thecornerhouse.org.uk

Data Table Notes

American Councils on Foreign Relations

  • No url found.
  • Only one reference found on a preliminary google that did not look like a wikipedia page, a SourceWatch page or a page that referenced data from those two previous resources.
  • That page was on The Hudson Institute's site, on a page with a short data set for their a short data set of the Director of their Center for Middle East Policy; Director, Meyrav Wurmser - [4]

American Ditchley Foundation

The listed websitewww.ditchley.co.uk is a link to a UK hosted website called Ditchley Foundations. It looks as if the American Ditchley Foundation is a sub-group under it. Needs to be researched.

American Jewish Council

  • listed url[5] is a 404, it is also a subdomain of freeyellow.com
  • a quick google, offered many data regarding many individuals' present or past affiliation with the organisation, but no direct data regarding its location, contact, or web url

American Majority Institute

Never fully rolled-out as a think-tank with this name. It seems that it is operational uder the name of The Center for American Progress.

Click this link for more details.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Business Council for Sustainable Development needs to be moved to reflect their actual name.

It is the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and it looks like regionals use a prefix to identify themselves

Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies

Effective November 1, 2003, the faculty and staff formerly of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies are now affiliated with the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Catalyst Institute

Not a think tank, but seminars held by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project to teach learning professionals about media's usage in society

NMMLP’s Catalyst Institute, held two or three times a year, offers an intensive four-day training experience in media literacy concepts and skills. NMMLP staff and guest speakers lead participants in workshops, exercises, video screenings and discussions designed to deepen understanding of media issues and provide a solid foundation for media activism. The Catalyst Institute is ideal for teachers, health professionals, community activists and others who want to make a difference.[6]

Center for Democracy

org is now defunct.

The Center for Democracy opened its offices in December 1984 and ended its almost-20 years of global democratic assistance programs in August 2003. The Center's activities are described on this website.[7]

Center for Economic Conversion

website listed on several think tank list pages is a unused placeholder *(www.conversion.org/)

Center of International Studies

In 2003, the Center of International Studies (CIS) (formerly a research program within the Woodrow Wilson School) and the University's Council on Regional Studies were merged, combining their strengths and activities to form a new institute, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). www.princeton.edu/~piirs