Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. See also Amnesty International USA.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Brookings mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: 1. Strengthen American democracy; 2. Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; 3. Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on issues such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.
SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.
Created in 1993, Transparency International works to bring an end to corruption worldwide.
Finding Think Tank Information
The following tools will help you to find information about think tanks. The first two sources are guides to think tanks, while PAIS International is a database that you can search to identify think tank reports on specific topics.
A very useful guide to the major think tanks, both U.S. and international, from the journal Foreign Policy. The website version of the Think Tank Index is currently unavailable. This is a link to the pubished form of the Index.
Indexes 2.5+ million items in political science, public policy, and international relations, which were produced from 1915 to the present. Contains journal articles, books, U.S. and foreign government documents, websites, research and think tank reports, and international agency publications. The great breadth of this database is perfectly complemented by the in-depth journal coverage of Political Science Complete.