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Is an Emerging Patriotism Driving Good Governance in Africa? Views from Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks.

Replacing a Heart Valve Without Opening the Heart

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

It's not sci-fi. It is one of many Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR) done every day around the country. I have watched this in person.

What's Next for Foreign Policy Think Tanks?

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

Instead of drafting briefing papers describing policy proposals in the abstract, think tanks can consider building software and data visualizations that demonstrate how these same policies might operate in practice. This is not as hard as it sounds -- there are some tried and tested steps worth considering.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO No. 13: The Rolling Stones Formed a Think Tank, and You Should Too

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

Earlier this month, a group of my employees spent a week churning out some of their greatest work, all while taking breaks to go swimming and shoot hoops in idyllic country air. And we owe it all to the Rolling Stones.

Root Out Rogues at IRS

Andy Brack | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Andy Brack

It took almost three years for our progressive Center for a Better South to get its tax-exempt status approved. I'm convinced we finally got approval only after complaining in a letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Can Google Help Stop Violent Extremism?

The Washington Post | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

Technology giant Google, having conquered the Internet and the world around it, is taking on a new challenge: violent extremism....

Senate Should Reject Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At the request of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had postponed from early August to mid-September its vote on Matt Bryza, ...

Fresh Talking Point: Poor Afghanistan, They're Rich!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

The Afghan minerals report isn't some everyday propaganda trying pitifully to sell a trillion dollar debt-war to a nation of unemployed. This is a very specific talking point explicitly targeting the foreign policy community

David Frum, AEI: Frum Explains His Dismissal, Responds To Charles Murray

FrumForum | March 26th, 2010 at 6:35 Pm by David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After my dismissal from AEI Thursday, I posted in this space my letter of resignation. I declined television interviews, but I did speak to print jour...

AEI, David Frum: Ex-Bush Speechwriter Will Lose Health Benefits

PostPartisan | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics ousting him after a mad overnight revolt among its donors, the American Enterprise Institute has put Frum's family into precisely the health car...

Think Tank's Advice To Europe: Stop 'Fetishizing' American Relationship

Spiegel Online | Gregor Peter Schmitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The council released a study on Monday called "Toward a Post-American Europe," based on wide-ranging interviews and research conducted in the 27 EU me...

Tank Warfare: Alaska PR Initiative Targets Polar Bears

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Luz

The latest entrant in the "sponsored-ideas" derby is the state of Alaska, which announced a $1.5 million, 2-year program to kill polar bears... er... sorry, the stated goal of RFP No. 505 is to:

Danny Shea

George W. Bush Institute To Co-Produce Public Television Show "Ideas In Action" | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The George W. Bush Institute -- the "action- oriented think tank" that is part of Bush's Presidential Center -- will co-produce a public television sh...

Jewish Girls and Self-Destructive Behaviors: By The Numbers

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

We must help undo the damage done by impossibly high academic standards, media portrayals of unrealistic bodies, and other factors that make young women feel like they don't measure up.