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think tank

An organization or group of people working to perform research and propose solutions and courses of action to another organization or group, often political parties, government bodies, or the military. President Ronald Reagan based many of his policies on the results of a study done by the Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative think tank.
See also: tank, think

think-tank

n. a place where great minds are assembled to try to think up solutions to problems or to envision the future. She spent a few months in a California think-tank, then came back to teach.
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One of the main objectives of the think-tank also includes transforming the Senate more functional and effective.
FNCCI has opened discussion over the formation of think-tank non-governmental organization with All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) recently.
But the matter of discriminating among think-tank categories fails to receive the attention it deserves.
The think-tank said every school - including academies, and faith schools - should be part of a local system of admissions.
Bjerre-Poulsen, "The Heritage Foundation: A Second Generation Think-Tank," Journal of Policy History 3, no.
But it is in the years since 1945 that the think-tank has really proliferated, with the huge and generously-funded RAND (Research and Development) Corporation in 1948.
This mandate of the General Assembly, while laudable and eventually necessary, changed the think-tank into a kind of national "constituent assembly.
The Africa Progress Panel (APP) can perhaps also be considered a think-tank.
But what are these think-tanks which have risen to such prominence in our society?
Behavior that would be considered a firing offense in academia is not necessarily considered in the think-tank world, especially when a scholar's work advances the institution's political mission and attracts funding.
We are flattered that a prestigious think-tank of CBDI's caliber has taken notice of our governance platform.
org), a non-partisan think-tank with offices in Arlington, Virginia and San Diego, California.
I am very enthusiastic about this new responsibility, especially as WRI looks to its second 20 years as the leading environment and development think-tank," said Faeth.
In addition, FGV serves as a think-tank for the federal and state governments; actively publishes books and periodicals with content derived from its professors and other sources; and has the oldest and most celebrated center in Brazilian history and documentation.