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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.
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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"
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cercle de réflexiongroupe de réflexionlaboratoire d’idées

think tank

ngruppo di esperti
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by Yoichi Funabashi Chinese President Xi Jinping has explicitly encouraged his country's think tanks to "advance the Chinese narrative" globally.
PERPI, which is inspired by similar international energy think tanks hosted by top American universities, will be tasked with conducting multidisciplinary energy research, incubating and developing cutting edge technologies, and serving as the sparring partner for the government during the energy policy-making process.
Delegates from relevant domestic departments, as well as representatives of SCO member states, observer states, and dialogue partner think tanks, attended the event and delivered speeches.
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.' The latest Index report was launched in Doha yesterday by AJCS, in partnership with the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP), which is based at the University of Pennsylvania.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan.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.

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