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Policy File Index
Offering access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, Policy File Index is updated weekly with abstracts and links to the latest reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
Think Tank Webistes
You may also consider searching within the websites of particular Think Tanks. Keep in mind that many Think Tanks have political leanings.
"he RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest." (from their website)
"To stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all... " (from their website)
Southern Poverty Law Center
"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality." (from their website)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
"The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security." (from their website)
The Heritage Foundation
"The mission of The Heritage Foundation is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." (from their website)
The Brookings Institute
"The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level." (from their website)
"The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues." (from their website)
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
"Founded in 1989, CJPF is one of the oldest drug policy reform organizations in the United States. CJPF's mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy on the criminal justice system. We provide information and strategic advice to policymakers, criminal justice organizations, interest groups and the public through direct consultation, conferences, publications, the news media and blogs. We also assist drug policy reform organizations with advice on coalitions, legal organization, management, outreach, research, and media relations." (from their website)