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'Acceptable' versus 'unacceptable' foreign meddling in US affairs

It all seems to depend on whether the offending nation is an ally or adversary. China and Russia, watch out.

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DC think tank puts hawkish former Aussie PM on China Center board

Does the Hudson Institute need to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act after appointing Scott Morrison as an adviser?

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The spinning door: From US government service to lobbying for dictators

A senior congressional staffer quits and goes directly to work for an authoritarian foreign government — it's legal and happens all the time.

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Can think tanks be foreign agents?

New Justice Department guidance should serve as cautionary tale for those organizations doing other countries' bidding.

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The well-traveled road from member of Congress to foreign agent

Since 2000, nearly 100 former lawmakers have become lobbyists for countries like Saudi Arabia and China in Washington.


Can we make think tanks great again?

These institutions still have something to offer, but a lack of transparency has hurt their credibility as honest brokers.