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think tank

A group or institution organized for intensive research and solving of problems, especially in the areas of technology, social or political strategy, or armament.

think tanker n.

think′ tank`

a research organization employed to analyze problems and plan future developments.
[1955–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.think tank - a company that does research for hire and issues reports on the implications
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

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Mohammed Alsulami only two years ago, also placed 10th among leading think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa - including Arab states, Israel, Turkey, Iran and Cyprus - and second in the Gulf states.
ISLAMABAD -- The SDPI has strengthened its position in a ranking of global and regional think tanks.
ISLAMABAD -- The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has strengthened its position in ranking among global and regional think tanks, according to the 11th edition of University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) released across the world.
The Aljazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) and Brookings Doha Centre (BDC) ranked fifth and sixth among the top 10 think tanks in the region, according to the '2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index.
30 (ANI): The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has once again been ranked as one of the best Indian think tanks in Asia in the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, released globally today.
During this same period, market-oriented think tanks spread rapidly around the globe.
Amman, 01 Muharram,1439 AH, 21 September,2017 , SPA -- King Faisal Center for Islamic Research and Studies participated in the Summit of Research and Thought Centers in the Middle East and North Africa 2017 in the Kingdom of Jordan from September 19-21 in the presence and participation of more than 40 think tanks in the region.
In 2017 the Tokyo Foundation is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its founding in 1997, when it became one of the few independent, not-for-profit think tanks in Japan.
He said the think tanks should have considered how President Duterte's directive 'had benefited not only the farmers, but the whole country as well.
He urged African governments to use African think tanks, arguing that these local organisations were better placed to offer useful solutions that fit into Africa's development context.
In Washington, think tanks are institutions that are usually (though not always) independent of the government and are devoted to producing policy-relevant research and discussion.
The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, produced by the University of Pennsylvanias Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), is the result of a survey of 6,846 think tanks and 4,750 journalists, policy makers, public and private donors, and functional and regional area specialists.

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