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Think tanks “à la française”

In the very particular foreign policy sphere, think tanks have achieved true legitimacy in two senses: as representatives of civil society being accepted as such by federal power, they directly contribute to strengthen the United States’ influence around the world. There are no such things in France, where one would actually still wonder: “Can one really speak about French think tanks?”

Thierry de Montbrial, Thomas Gomart

Read the unabridged version in French (pdf)