The Brookings Institution is a think tank in the United States , based in Washington, DC She describes herself as "an independent organization for research, education and publication focusing on public policy in the fields of economy, foreign policy and governance." It was founded in 1916 by the philanthropist Robert Somers Brookings (1850–1932).
President of the think tank Brookings Institution , since October 2017, the US General of the United States Marine Corps and former commander of the International Security Assistance Force John R. Allen . The previous president was Strobe Talbott .
In a memorandum to the US President Richard Nixon , the presidential advisor Patrick Buchanan wrote on March 3, 1970 about the "institutionalized power of the left, which is bundled in foundations that are close to the Democratic Party". This brought the Brookings Institution into the focus of the government. When White House Advisor Tom Charles Huston said there was a file in a safe at the Brookings Institution on how Nixon's predecessor Lyndon B. Johnson handled the 1968 US bomb ban on Vietnam, Nixon's chief of staff became Chief of Staff in June 1971 "Bob" Haldeman, together with national security advisor Henry Kissinger, asked to break in there with the aim of confiscating the files in order to ensure that there was supposedly complete documentation of Johnson's actions. However, despite multiple follow-ups by Nixon, this project was not implemented.
In September 2014, the New York Times reported on the government of Qatar's influence over the Brookings Institution. According to the New York Times, Qatar pledged a $ 14.8 million donation to the Brookings Institution in 2013. As a result, research groups from Brookings have refrained from criticizing the government of Qatar, reported scientists from the institute.
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