Think Tank and Policy Advice in The US

by James G. McGann, Ph.D, Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Public Policy Research, Analysis and Engagement Organizations (also known as Think Tanks) play a vital role in the political and policy arenas at the local and national level in the United States. Their function is unique, as they provide public policy research, analysis and advice, are non-profit, and operate independently from governments and political parties.