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Think Tanked: February, 2012

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Bromwich, offshore drilling reformer joins CSIS

Michael Bromwich, the government official responsible for overhauling the oversight structure for offshore drilling joins CSIS.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/27/2012

MacArthur Foundation awards $2.5 million to Carnegie Moscow Center

The MacArthur Foundation has announced a new $2.5 million grant for the Carnegie Endowment’s Moscow office.

By Allen McDuffee  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Is Iran playing the U.S. for fools on nuclear program? Obama’s re-election chances and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Iran playing the U.S. for fools on nuclear program? Obama’s re-election chances and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:02 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (2/26/12): Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on this week’s talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Koran burning: Should the United States stop apologizing?

Are continued American apologies for the burning of Korans at Bagram air base just fueling animosity toward the United States?

By Allen McDuffee  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Obama’s re-election bid: Approval ratings hinging on foreign policy vs. economic recovery? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Obama’s re-election bid: approval ratings hinging on foreign policy vs. economic recovery?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:57 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Does Iran’s nuclear diligence mean diplomacy is futile? Is everything economic growth? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Does Iran’s nuclear diligence mean diplomacy is futile? Is everything economic growth?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Tonight’s GOP debate: Why are viewers suffering fatigue? Policy vs. personality

Focusing on policy instead of personality might help keep debate viewers energized, says Center for American Progress president, Neera Tanden.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Franklin Graham on Obama and religion, Obama’s fundraising woes and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Franklin Graham on Obama and religion, Obama’s fundraising woes and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan in the 2012 elections

Treating Pakistan as a hostile nation will only make the work to be done in Afghanistan that much more difficult, says Brookings scholar Michael O’Hanlon.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Are Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul all part of Frankenstein’s monster? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Are Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul all part of Frankenstein’s monster?

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:53 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Super PACs should be accountable to the parties, forget bi-partisan Obama and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Super PACs should be accountable to the parties, forget bi-partisan Obama and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Insider trading: Why does Congress need a separate law? [Ask a Think Tank]

If insider trading is illegal, why does Congress need a separate law?

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Mitt Romney and Republican constituencies, Obama and counterterrorism and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney and Republican constituencies, Obama and counterterrorism and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

A crowdsourcing think tank?

A new project launched in the UK is turning to the crowd to form a think tank.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Mitt Romney as Hubert Humphrey, contraception as economic choice and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney as Hubert Humphrey, contraception as economic choice and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  06:46 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Elliott Abrams: U.S. should back Syrian opposition with money and arms

The U.S. should provide the Syrian opposition with money and arms, argues former Bush administration official Elliott Abrams.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum head-to-head, the cost of culture wars and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum head-to-head, the cost of culture wars and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:43 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/11/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (2/12/12): Rick Santorum, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Does the United States know who would succeed Assad in Syria? [Ask a Think Tank]

Brookings’ Bruce Riedel describes the likely scenarios should Bashar al-Assad were to step down as president of Syria.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:32 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Intervention in Syria by a Muslim military force?

The United States needs to sit this one out and let the Muslims handle an intervention in Syria, says one think tank scholar.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Tamara Cofman Wittes leaves Middle East post at State Department for Brookings

One of the State Department’s top Middle East people, Tamara Wittes, rejoins the Brookings Institution.

By Allen McDuffee  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Does the Russia-China veto on Syria show we need an organization for “good guys?” [AM Briefing]

The rundown on the morning’s news: Does the Russia-China veto on Syria show we need an organization for ”good guys?”

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:26 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Send your kid away for the summer to become a think tanker?

A new summer camp promises foreign policy expertise for your high schooler in a matter of weeks.

By Allen McDuffee  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Google plunges further into the world of ideas with Solve for X

Technology giant Google launches a new project tasked with finding solutions to global problems.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:44 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Where is the world action on Syria? Mitt Romney’s gaffe on the ‘very poor’ is instructive for conservatives and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Where is the world action on Syria? Mitt Romney’s gaffe on the ‘very poor’ is instructive for conservatives and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:22 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Newt Gingrich showcasing his 15 percent flat tax, Obama checks boxes and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news:Newt Gingrich showcasing his 15 percent flat tax, Obama checks boxes and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:02 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (2/5/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The rundown on this week’s Sunday talk shows.

By Allen McDuffee  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Are community colleges separate and unequal?

A new progressive think tank task force will take on the challenge of race and class in higher education.

By Allen McDuffee  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Voting for Mitt Romney is a transaction, but Newt Gingrich thinks he’s Reagan in 1976 [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Voting for Mitt Romney is a transaction, but Newt Gingrich thinks he’s Reagan in 1976.

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:42 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Is Mitt Romney winning ugly or showing fire? [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Is Mitt Romney winning ugly or showing fire?

By Allen McDuffee  |  08:42 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Mitt Romney under attack by Obama and Gingrich, being Mormon and more [AM Briefing]

The morning’s think tank news: Mitt Romney under attack by Obama and Gingrich, being Mormon and more.

By Allen McDuffee  |  07:02 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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