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Stimson Center Ranks Among Top US Think Tanks

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January 31, 2019

David Solimini

Stimson Center Ranks Among Top US Think Tanks

The Stimson Center ranks 19th among American think tanks according to the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index, an annual report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, putting it among the top 1% of US think tanks.  Stimson was also recognized in the Best New Idea or Paradigm category, highlighting the institution’s unique solution-focused approach.

“The Stimson Center is an authoritative and independent voice on the global challenges of the 21st century. We go beyond research and report writing, getting out into the field and grounding our work in the realities of people’s lives and the solutions that will make the world a  better, safer, and more prosperous place,” said Brian Finlay, President and CEO. “I am proud that, after 30 years of promoting security and prosperity, Stimson continues to be recognized for its innovative approach to solving problems.”

During 2019, the Stimson Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  Learn more about Stimson’s founding and future in a time of change.

Notably, Stimson was also recognized for its dedication to research quality, independence, and integrity. Stimson makes its ethics, independence, academic integrity, and other policies as well as financial supporters for the past 6 years available online.

“In today’s climate, we must hold onto the values that drive our work and the obligation we have to honestly inform policymakers and the public. Independence and high ethical standards are core reasons Stimson’s work is considered authoritative,” said Finlay.


About the Stimson Center

The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to protect people, preserve the planet, and promote security & prosperity. Stimson’s award-winning research serves as a roadmap to address borderless threats through concerted action. More at

In 2019, Stimson is celebrating 30 years of security and prosperity. Learn more about our 30th anniversary:

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