Think tank

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A think tank or policy institute is a research institute which performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.wikipedia
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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The oldest American think tank, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1910 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a foreign-policy think tank with centers in Washington D.C., Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, and New Delhi.

RAND Corporation

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Later the term "think tank" was used to refer to organizations that offered military advice, such as the RAND Corporation, which was founded in 1946 as an offshoot of Douglas Aircraft and became an independent corporation in 1948.
RAND Corporation ("Research ANd Development") is an American nonprofit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces.

The Heritage Foundation

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Some think tanks, such as The Heritage Foundation, which promotes conservative principles, and the Center for American Progress are more partisan in purpose.
The Heritage Foundation (abbreviated to Heritage) is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., primarily geared towards public policy.

Center for American Progress

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Some think tanks, such as The Heritage Foundation, which promotes conservative principles, and the Center for American Progress are more partisan in purpose.

Fabian Society

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For instance, the Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) was founded in 1831 in London, as was the Fabian Society in 1884.
Today, the society functions primarily as a think tank and is one of 21 socialist societies affiliated with the Labour Party.

Royal United Services Institute

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For instance, the Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) was founded in 1831 in London, as was the Fabian Society in 1884.
The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), sometimes still referred to by its pre-2004 name, the Royal United Services Institution, is a British defence and security think tank.

Free Market Foundation

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is a classical liberal think tank located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa

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The Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa (IDASA) later known as the Institute for Democracy in South Africa was a South African-based think-tank organisation that was formed in 1986 by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert and Alex Boraine.

The Institute of Economic Affairs, Ghana

One such think tank was The Institute of Economic Affairs, Ghana, which was founded in 1989 when the country was ruled by the Provisional National Defence Council.
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Ghana, is a public policy think tank based in Accra, Ghana.

Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre

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The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is a privately funded public policy think tank in Hong Kong.

Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong

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The Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong (, abbreviated 工商專聯; BPF) is a non-partisan think tank in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Economic Development and Research Center (Armenia)

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Notable think tanks in Armenia include the Economic Development and Research Center (EDRC) and International Center for Human Development (ICHD).
Established in 2001, the Economic Development and Research Center (Armenian: «Տնտեսական Զարգացման և Հետազոտությունների Կենտրոն») is a Yerevan based non-profit, nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges and contributing to public policy discourse in Armenia.

Strategic Foresight Group

In Mumbai, Strategic Foresight Group is a global think tank that works on issues such as Water Diplomacy, Peace and Conflict and Foresight (futures studies).
Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) is a think tank based in India that works on global issues.

Path of Democracy

Path of Democracy is a moderate political group and think tank established in 2015 in Hong Kong.

Centre for Civil Society

There are a few think tanks like Observer Research Foundation and Centre for Civil Society who promote liberal, social and economic ideas, and others who encourage students to do empirical research and gain first hand experience in public policy issues..
Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is a non-profit think tank based in New Delhi.

The Global Institute for Tomorrow

The Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) is a Hong Kong–based think tank focusing on economic, political and social issues from an Asian perspective.

International Center for Human Development

Notable think tanks in Armenia include the Economic Development and Research Center (EDRC) and International Center for Human Development (ICHD).
The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) is a think tank and non-governmental organization in Armenia.

Hong Kong Democratic Foundation

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The Hong Kong Democratic Foundation (HKDF) is a Hong Kong public policy think tank established initially as a political party on 27 October 1989.

List of think tanks in India

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India has world's second largest number of think tanks.
India has the second-largest number of think tanks in the world, with the country's total hitting 509 in 2018 behind 1871 in USA and ahead of China (507), UK (321), and Argentina (227).

Observer Research Foundation

There are a few think tanks like Observer Research Foundation and Centre for Civil Society who promote liberal, social and economic ideas, and others who encourage students to do empirical research and gain first hand experience in public policy issues..
Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is an independent think tank based in India.

Civic Exchange

Civic Exchange is a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank and registered charity.

South African Institute of International Affairs

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It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs.

Professional Commons

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The Professional Commons is an independent, membership-based, non-profit organisation and public policy think tank established in Hong Kong on 25 March 2007.

One Country Two Systems Research Institute

The One Country Two Systems Research Institute (OCTS; ) is a Hong Kong think tank founded in 1990 by a group of pro-Beijing politicians.

Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

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The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies is an Israeli think tank based in Tel Aviv, Israel, focused on the contemporary study and analysis of the Middle East and Africa.