The past decade has spawned scores of organizations seeking to join veteran institutions such as Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute in influencing the national debate with studies, reports and seminars. Herewith some of the newer players, as well as a few of their predecessors:
Heritage Foundation, Washington. The foremost of the new breed of advocacy tanks.
Stanford. Founded in 1919, the granddaddy of conservative tanks. Its headquarters houses what may be the nation's most extensive East European and Soviet archives. Powerful in guiding Ronald Reagan toward the White House, but its influence has waned during his Administration....