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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"
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think tank

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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 Arabian Gulf Center for Iranian Studies has been ranked the first top think tank in Saudi Arabia for regional studies.
The eleventh edition of University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI), was released across the world on Wednesday.
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.
The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), founded in 1946, was the first free market think tank in the United States.
During the decades from the 1950s, when the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) monopolized political power, the central government ministries and agencies - collectively called "Kasumigaseki" after the name of the district in Tokyo where their offices are located - served, in effect, as Japan's sole policy think tank.
Why don't you ask the think tank first how he came up with a projection that the rice supply would drop in the coming months?
One of the world's most awe-inspiring spectacles, the majestic Mosi o Tuny a (the smoke that thunders)--or to give it its more prosaic out official name, Victoria Falls formed the backdrop for the third African Think Tank Summit.
When I joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - a respected, mainstream foreign policy think tank - as my first professional job in 2000, it had no programmes focused on the Middle East, with only one visiting scholar devoted to the region during the year I worked there.
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.
It is declared 38th as World's top trans-disciplinary research think tank and on the similar ranking in Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedures category.

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