“Think Tanks,“ Foundations and other Orgs (Q – Z)
* RAND Corporation – www.rand.org
Santa Monica, California. Founded by Henry H. Arnold and Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. in 1948. James A Thomson – director (2008). Paul G. Kaminski, Chairman; Karen Elliott House, Vice Chairman; Michael D. Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer. RAND Board of Trustees.
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* Réalité EU (<Right Web link) – http://www.realite-eu.org/site/c.9dJBLLNkGiF/b.2267931/k.BD8D/Home.htm
London, UK. “Echoing the rhetoric of many pro-Israel hardliners in the United States, Réalité EU is a London-based outfit that promotes aggressive European policies toward Iran and other extremist “threats” in the Middle East. …” “Expert Sources”.
* Reason Foundation – http://reason.org/
Los Angeles, California. Founded 1968. “Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.” David Nott, president (since 2001); Thomas E. Beach, Chairman. Board of Directors.
* Rebirth of Freedom Foundation - http://rebirthoffreedom.org/
Founded 2007. “The RoFF is a network of static websites that explain the basics of liberty, capitalism and natural law.” Resources: The Cato Institute, The Heritage Foundation. <<<Ergo, scoundrels, I assure you.
* Reform Institute – http://www.reforminstitute.org/ <site may be defunct.
Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 2001 by John McCain and Bob Kerrey. “A multi-issue think tank that champions the national interest by formulating and advocating meaningful reform in vital areas of public policy, including campaign finance and election reform, energy and climate stewardship, homeland security, immigration reform and economic policy.” Riiiight. http://www.nndb.com/org/059/000124684/ | Funding/Staff/Advisors/Board, etc.
* Regional Research Institute (RRI) - http://www.rri.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University. Boards.
* Regulatory Impact Analysis Project, Inc. - http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/PB000040.html
Sandia National Laboratories Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management and Office of Environment [?]
* Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University - http://www.sais-jhu.edu/
Sheldon G. Adelson to Fred S. Zeidman.
* Research Triangle Institute - http://www.rti.org/
Triangle Park, North Carolina. “National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Cleaner Energy from Coal, Mental Illness Among Teenagers, Drug Metabolism and Toxicology.” Victoria F. Haynes – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Resources for the Future – www.rff.org
Washington, DC. Founded 1952. Lawrence H. Linden – founder/director. Board of Directors.
* Ripon Society – www.riponsociety.org
Washington, DC. Founded 1962. Pat Roberts – director. Board of Directors.
* Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government – http://rockinst.org/
* Rockford Institute - http://www.rockfordinstitute.org/
* Rockridge Institute - http://www.rockridgeinstitute.com/ | http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Rockridge_Institute
Berkeley, California. Founded in 2003 by George Lakoff. “Rethinking progressive politics, Reframing public debate, Changing public policy.” Bruce Budner – director.
* Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/rmi/
Snowmass, Colorado. Founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins & L. Hunter Sheldon. “Public Policy Research Center.” Amory Lovins – director. Board of Directors.
* Ronald Reagan Legacy Project - http://www.reaganlegacyproject.com/
* Roosevelt Institution - http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/
New York, New York. Board of Directors.
* Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) - http://www.russellsage.org/
* Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution - http://www.brookings.edu/saban/about.aspx
La Jolla, CA. Irwin Mark Jacobs – chair.
* Saudi Institute / Saudi Information Agency - http://www.arabianews.org/ | http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Saudi_Information_Agency | http://www.arabianews.org/english/article.cfm?qid=141&sid=2
* Santa Fe Institute - http://www.santafe.edu/
Santa Fe, New Mexico. Founded in 1984 by George Cowan, David Pines, Stirling Colgate, Murray Gell-Mann, Nick Metropolis, Herb Anderson, Peter A. Carruthers, and Richard Slansky. Board of Directors.
* Save America Foundation - http://www.saveamericafoundation.com/
Clearwater, FL. “Patriots in Action.” “Mission: To see that our elected officials reinstate, protect, defend, and adhere to the Constitution of the United States of America.” (I doubt it.) Fred Brownbill, president; Alex Snitker, executive director; Paul St. John; Karen Schoen; Mark Adams; Madeline Vance; Marielena Stuart.
* Scaife Foundations (<Right Web link)
The Scaife Foundations are a quartet of conservative foundations—the Sarah Scaife, the Carthage, the Allegheny, and the Scaife Family—that have served as the primary vehicles for the…
* Science and Environmental Policy Institute - http://www.sepp.org/
* Scripps Research Institute - http://www.scripps.edu/
La Jolla, CA. Richard A. Lerner, M.D. – President. Richard A. Gephardt - Chairman of the Board.
* Secure America Now (<Right Web link)
The project of two hawkish pollsters, Secure America Now has released widely criticized polls implying popular U.S. support for hawkish Middle East policies.
* Show-Me Institute - http://www.showmeinstitute.org/
Saint Louis, Missouri. Founded 2005. Crosby Kemper III – director. Board of Directors.
Rita Katz, Josh Devon , Bruce Hoffman, Rohan Gunaratna, Gabriel Weimann.
* Small Business Survival Committee - http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Small_Business_Survival_Committee
* Smith Richardson Foundation (<Right Web link)
* Social Contract Press
* Social Science Research Center – http://www.wzb.eu/
Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin. Founded 1969. Jutta Allmendinger – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Social Science Research Council - http://www.ssrc.org/
Brooklyn, New York. Founded 1923. Craig Calhoun – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Society of Americans for National Existence (<Right Web link)
The Society of Americans for National Existence is an anti-Muslim advocacy group that has spearheaded efforts to get U.S. states to pass laws criminalizing sharia law.
* Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (FFRDC) – http://www.sei.cmu.edu/about/
* Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS) - http://www.southerncenter.org/
Atlanta, Georgia. Founded 1962. Peter C. White – director (ca. 2008). Board of Directors.
* Southern Poverty Law Center - http://www.splcenter.org/
* Southern Research Institute - http://www.southernresearch.org/
* Southwest Center [or Consortium] for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) – http://www.scerp.org/
San Diego, CA.
* SRI International - www.sri.com
Stanford University, Menlo Park, California. Founded 1946. Vernon E. Clark – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Stanley Foundation - http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/
Muscatine, Indiana. Founded by C. Maxwell Stanley in 1956.
* StateofHumanity.org - http://www.stateofhumanity.org/
* State Policy Network - http://www.spn.org/
Arlington, Virginia. Founded 1992.
* Statistical Assessment Service - http://www.stats.org/
* The Henry L. Stimson Center – www.stimson.org
Washington, DC. Founded by Michael Krepon in 1989. Jane Dorsey – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Strategic Studies Institute – http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Douglas Lovelace – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Streit Council for a Union of Democracies - http://www.streitcouncil.org/
* Study Group on Alternative Security Policy - http://www.comw.org/sas/
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded 1980. Lutz Unterseher – director.
* Substance Abuse Policy Research Program - http://www.saprp.org/
* Synergos Institute - http://www.synergos.org/about/
* Tax Foundation – www.taxfoundation.org
Washington, DC. Founded 1937. Scott A. Hodge – director (2008).
* Tech Central Station (<Right Web link)
The now-defunct internet magazine Tech Central Station served as a platform for advocates of militarist U.S. foreign policies, and is now published as TCSDaily on the website of the conservative TV program, Ideas in Action.
* Tellus Institute - http://www.tellus.org/
Boston, Massachusetts. Founded by Paul Raskin, Richard Rosen, Stephen Bernow, John Stutz, and David Nichols in 1976. “Tellus Institute works to advance a global civilization of sustainability, equity and well-being through research, education, and action.” Paul Raskin – director (2008).
* Terrorism Research Center (TRC)
Founded in 1996 and based in Arlington, Virginia – “training US military intelligence and related personnel to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq,” “conducts research and analysis in the areas of counterterrorism and asymmetric warfare.”
* Terrorism Research Initiative
* Third Way - http://www.thirdway.org/about_us
“Third Way is the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement. Our aims: an economic agenda that is focused on growth and middle class success; a culture of shared values; a national security approach that is both tough and smart; and a clean energy revolution.” Jonathan Cowan - President; Matt Bennett - Vice President for Public Affairs; Nancy Hale - Vice President for Strategy & Leadership Development; Jim Kessler - Vice President for Policy. Board of Trustees: John L. Vogelstein – Chairman; Bernard L. Schwartz – Chairman Emeritus; David Heller – Vice-Chairman.
* Tides Foundation - http://www.tides.org/
* TRAC: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (Syracuse University) – http://www.trac.syr.edu/
* Transatlantic Institute (<Right Web link)
This Brussels-based organization, founded by the American Jewish Committee, has served as an outlet for neoconservative advocacy in Europe.
* Trilateral Commission
* Truman National Security Project - http://www.trumanproject.org/
* United Against Nuclear Iran (<Right Web link)
The neoconservative-aligned UANI recently launched a new program aimed at pressuring companies that do business with Iran by threatening legal action if they don’t “fully disclose” business dealings in Iran.
* UN Watch (<Right Web link)
The “nonpartisan” UN Watch, which devotes most of its energy to lambasting UN criticism of “Israel,“ has counted on the financial support of the American Jewish Committee, the Becker Foundation, and a handful of other private donors in recent years.
* W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research - http://www.upjohninst.org/index.htm
Kalamazoo, Maine. Founded 1945. Randall W. Eberts – director (2008).
* USA Next
* U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon (<Right Web link)
This neocon-aligned advocacy group has endeavored to paint itself as a centrist organization, “just the ultimate lobbyists and powerbrokers for a Free and Democratic Lebanon.”
* U.S. Committee on NATO (<Right Web link)
Founded to push for the expansion of NATO after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Committee on NATO was a neocon-led initiative closely tied to hawkish political factions in the United States.
* U.S. Institute of Peace - http://www.usip.org/
Washington, D.C. Founded 1984. Richard H. Solomon – president & CEO Tara D. Sonenshine – vice-president. J. Robinson West - chairman of the board of directors.
* Urban Institute – www.urban.org
Washington, DC. Founded in 1968 by Lyndon B. Johnson. Joel L. Fleishman -director (2008).
* US-India Institute for Strategic Policy - http://www.usini.org/home.html | http://www.fpif.org/articles/us_and_india-a_dangerous_alliance | http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-strategy-group/us-india-dialogue
* US-Japan-China Comparative Policy Research Institute (CPRI) - http://cpri.tripod.com/
* Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies (VIPPS) - http://www.vanderbilt.edu/VIPPS/
Daniel B. Cornfield, Acting Director.
* Walker Institute of International Studies - http://www.cas.sc.edu/iis/
Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1961. Gordon B. Smith – director (2008). Board of Directors.
Washington, DC. Founded by by Martin Indyk and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in 1985. Robert Satloff – executive director. Board of Directors.
* Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy - http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Washington_Institute_for_Values_in_Public_Policy
* Washington Legal Foundation - http://www.wlf.org/
* Watson Institute for International Studies - http://www.watsoninstitute.org/index.cfm
Providence, Rhode Island. Founded by Thomas J. Watson, Jr. in 1981. Michael Kennedy – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy
The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy is non-partisan research institute on public policy located at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. “The institute’s goal is to support and strengthen partners’ abilities to address critical issues as they arise, rather than focusing narrowly on a particular crisis or “hot issue” and departing.”
* Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) - http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/
Harvard University. Founded 1958. Steven B. Bloomfield – director (ca. 2008).
* Weatherhead East Asian Institute – http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/
* Weekly Standard (<Right Web link)
The Weekly Standard is the flagship publication of contemporary neoconservatism. William Kristol - Editor; Fred Barnes - Executive Editor.
* Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, & Public Policy – http://wc.wustl.edu/
Washingon University in St. Louis.
San Francisco, California. Founded 1995. Glen Harvey – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* The Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law) – http://www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/home.html
* Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – wwics.si.edu
Princeton, New Jersey. Founded 1968. Lee H. Hamilton – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - http://wws.princeton.edu/
Princeton, New Jersey. Founded 1930. Christina H. Paxson – director (ca. 2008). Board of Directors.
“The Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring is a national organization with members across North America. Created a century ago by Jewish immigrants in New York City, The Workmen’s Circle engaged hundreds of thousands of Jews in mutual support and community building, with an inclusive commitment to ‘social justice,’ and a big tent approach to Jewish culture and heritage.”
* World Affairs Council, Washington, DC - https://www.worldaffairsdc.org/
* World Economic Forum - http://www.weforum.org/en/index.htm
* World Peace Foundation - http://www.worldpeacefoundation.org/
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1910 by Edwin Ginn. Robert I. Rotberg – director. Board of Directors.
* World Policy Institute - http://www.worldpolicy.org/
New York, New York. Founded in Harry B. Hollins and C. Douglas “Dillon” in 1982. Michelle Wucker – director. Board of Directors.
* World Resources Institute – www.wri.org
* World Security Institute - http://www.worldsecurityinstitute.org/
Washington, DC. Alan H. Fleischmann – director. Board of Directors.
* Worldwatch Institute – www.worldwatch.org
Washington, DC. Founded in 1974 by Lester Brown. Tom Crain – director (2008). Board of Directors.
* World Water Council - http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/
* Workplace Health & Safety Council - https://www.wshc.sg/
* Yankee Institute for Public Policy - http://www.yankeeinstitute.org/
* Zionist Organization of America - http://www.zoa.org/
Morton A. Klein – President; Steve M. Goldberg – Vice Chairman; Eric Cantor, U.S. Congressman – board member. Etc., etc., etc.