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Think TANKs in the United States

• American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), Washington
• American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC),
• Asia Pacific Policy Center (APPC), Washington
• Asia/Pacific Research Center (A/PARC),
Stanford, Calif.
• Asia Society, New York
• The Aspen Institute, Washington
• Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS), Washington
• Atlas Economic Research Foundation,
Fairfax, Va.
• Berkeley Roundtable on the International
Economy (BRIE), Berkeley, Calif.
• The Brookings Institution, Washington
• Brennan Center for Justice, New York
• Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (CCEIA), New York
• Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), Washington
• The Carter Center, Atlanta
• Cascade Policy Institute, Portland, Ore.
• Cato Institute, Washington
• Center for Defense Information (CDI),
• Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington
• Center for International Policy (CIP),
• Center for International Security and  Strategic Studies, Mississippi State University (CISS), Mississippi State, Miss.
• Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CIS), Cambridge, Mass.
• Center for National Policy (CNP), Washington
• Center for National Security Studies (CNSS), Washington
• Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington
• Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University in St. Louis (CSAB),
St. Louis
• Center of International Studies, Princeton
University (CIS), Princeton, N.J.
• The Century Foundation [formerly the Twentieth Century Fund] (TCF), New York
• Committee for Economic Development (CED), New York
• Commonwealth Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
• Council on Foreign Relations, New York
• The Development Group for Alternative Policies (D’GAP), Washington
• Discovery Institute, Seattle
• East Asian Institute, Columbia University,
New York
• East-West Center (EWC), Honolulu
• EastWest Institute [formerly Institute for EastWest Studies (IEWS)] (EWI), New York
• Economic Growth Center, Yale University (EGC), New Haven, Conn.
• Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Washington
• Economic Strategy Institute (ESI), Washington
• Education Policy Institute, Washington
• The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington
• Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), Washington
• Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC),
• Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI),
• Goldwater Institute, Phoenix
• Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Cambridge, Mass.
• The Heritage Foundation, Washington
• Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford, Calif.
• Hudson Institute Inc., Indianapolis
• The Independent Institute, Oakland, Calif.
• Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton, N.J.
• Institute for Contemporary Studies (ICS),
Oakland, Calif.
• Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), Oakland, Calif.
• Institute for Higher Education Policy,Washington
• The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc. (IFPA), Cambridge, Mass.
• Institute for International Economics (IIE),
• Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Washington
• Institute for the Future (IFTF), Menlo Park, Calif.
• Inter-American Dialogue (IAD), Washington
• International Food Policy Research Institute
(IFPRI), Washington
• Japan Policy Research Inst. (JPRI), Cardiff, Calif.
• Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (JCPES), Washington
• Milken Institute, Los Angeles
• The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR),
• National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge, Mass.
• National Center for Education Information,
• National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA),
• National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Washington
• National Center on Education and the Economy,
• National Institute for Public Policy, Fairfax, Va.
• Nautilus Institute for Security and
Sustainable Development, Berkeley, Calif.
• North American Congress on Latin
America, Inc. (NACLA), New York
• Northeast-Midwest Institute, Washington
• Overseas Development Council (ODC),
• Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI), San Francisco
• Population Council, New York
• Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), San Francisco
• RAND Corporation (RAND), Santa Monica, Calif.
• Reason Foundation, Los Angeles
• Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Research
Triangle Park, N.C.
• Resources for the Future (RFF), Washington
• Russell Sage Foundation (RSF), New York
• Social Science Research Council (SSRC),
New York
• The Southern Center for International
 Studies (SCIS), Atlanta
• Urban Institute, Washington
• The Washington Institute for Near East  Policy, Washington
• Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (WCFIA), Cambridge, Mass.
• WestEd, San Francisco
• Winrock International Institute for  Agricultural Development, Morrilton, Ark.
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS), Washington
• World Policy Institute (WPI), New York
• World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington
• Worldwatch Institute, Washington

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