Gülen Movement -- Another Illustration on Using Find Policy

With the attempted coup in Turkey and subsequent accusations, attention has shifted onto the Gülen Movement. Who are they? What is their role? Find Policy puts excellent research right at your fingertips. 

Detailed search terms will return even better results, and for the newest results, toggle between relevance and date. And there you have it -- for your next article, or research paper, Find Policy quickly delivers quality results, from some of the best think tanks around the world. 

Think Tanks on Brexit and Article 50

Below, we had already highlighted how Find Policy can help you find the latest think tank analysis. This can be of particular interest in moments such as now, when think tank analysis can be useful to understand scenarios that follow on the United Kingdom's EU referendum. 

One example that illustrates this is "Article 50", which is relevant for countries exiting the EU. 


Remember to toggle for the date, to get the latest information. 

To try international foreign policy go here, and if you want UK based analysis, go to the UK page, here

What do prominent commentators say on key topics?

Sometimes you want to look up information that’s not classical think tank research (quite yet), but may still relate to public policy. Say you want a broader take on cycling in cities. Think tanks go deep, but sometimes you want people to go fast, or broad.

For this purpose, we have a search page that focuses on wonks – people that follow policy and publish regularly. Search results below.

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The outlets we cover, in random order: Washington MonthlyVox (including Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias), Andrew SullivanNew Republic, Kevin Drum/Mother JonesAtlantic MonthlyTyler CowenThe American InterestSlate, Jonathan Chait/NY MagazineBrad De LongFiveThirtyEight and the New America Foundation. The search page also covers the outlets which Matt Yglesias and Ezra Klein previously wrote for. 

Accurate search terms and toggling for date can be useful, to get the best results. Note that again this is not perfect as a search tool -- but it still gets you widely cited commentators and outlets in a single search window. Want to check it out? Go here

Brexit - What Do Leading Think Tanks Say?

What do the world's leading think tanks say about Brexit? Our Foreign Policy search page allows you to check, in a single go.

As always, if you want more detailed results, refine your search terms (economy, foreign policy, trade).

But what about British think tanks? Tucked away behind More Search we can also look at UK research.

Again, toggling and narrowing down of search terms can be useful. 

So next time you want to engage in debate on Brexit, you can have the latest research at your fingertips. Want to check it out? Go right here

Adding Institutions: ECFR & IWP Ukraine

We have just added two institutions to respective search pages: the European Council of Foreign Relations to Foreign Policy, and the Institute of World Policy (Kyiv) to Ukraine

Further suggestions on which institutions to add? Let us know (Twitter is easiest). We are also happy if anyone wants to contribute to let even more people know about Find Policy. We have moderate user numbers so far. We keep this thing running, because we find it ultra-useful in accessing think tank research for our own purposes. So input always welcome. 

New here? Interested in policy? If you want something specialized, take a closer look at More, where you can search international institutions, consulting firms, foreign policy experts -- all in a single window. Interested more generally? Try a foreign policy sample search here

Agricultural Insurance in Developing Contexts

Given that we don't post very often, people who come to this page may have rightly concluded that we have lots of other things going on. Indeed. But we are, in fact, using Find Policy all the time for our own purposes. Right now we are working on an awareness campaign regarding agricultural insurance. So we need to understand what works in that field, and what doesn't. We don't want to reinvent the wheel, and when talking to the relevant government agency, we need to have a thorough understanding of the issue.

In such meetings it's beyond our control whether we are the smartest people in the room, and it's not our ambition in the first place. But it IS our ambition to be the best prepared people in the room, the ones that have done their homework.

Thus, the search:

The studies already give a great insight. Interested in other angles? Checkout the Public Policy search, focusing on big US think tanks. Tucked away under the More tab, there is search of all major donor agencies. Another set of rich pickings. And thus, in a few minutes, we have the information in hand to broadly understand the field, the major discussions, and be briefed up for our project.

Want to try it out? To search major development donors, for example, go here