Mark Collins – Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute: No. 7 Think Tank in Mexico and Canada

And number 4 in Canada. At Foreign Policy’sSituation Report“:


CSIS [not ours] gets some love from Penn. CSIS was chosen for the second time as the world’s “top security and international affairs think tank” by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies program. For more: http://bit.ly/10OU1kL

From the full report, p. 61 (top think tank in world overall is Brookings, p. 41):

Top 30 Think Tanks in Mexico and Canada
Table #10

1. Fraser Institute (Canada)
2. Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI) (Mexico)
3. Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) (Canada)
4. North-South Institute (Canada)
5. Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) (Mexico)
6. Centro Análisis e Investigación (FUNDAR) (Mexico)
7. Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute (Canada) [emphasis added]
8. C. D. Howe Institute (Canada)
9. Canadian International Council (Canada)
10. Institute for Research on Public Policy (Canada)
11. Macdonald-Laurier Institute (Canada)
12. Colegio de México (Mexico)
13. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) (Canada)
14. Conference Board of Canada (Canada)
15. International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada)
16. Montreal Economic Institute (Canada)
17. Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC) (Mexico)
18. Centro de Investigaciones Sobre la Libre Empresa (CISLE) (Mexico)
19. Public Policy Forum (Canada)
20. El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Mexico)
21. Instituto Mexicano para la Competividad (IMCO) (Mexico)
22. Instituto para la Seguridad y la Democracia (Mexico)
23. Colectivo de Análisis para la Seguridad con Democracia (CASEDE) (Mexico)
24. Frontier Centre for Public Policy (Mexico)
25. Queen’s Centre for International Relations (QCIR) (Canada)
26. Centro de Estudios en Calidad de Vida y Desarrollo Social (Mexico)
27. Instituto de Pensamiento Estratégico Agora (IPEA) (Mexico)
28. Centro Espinosa Yglesias (Mexico)
29. Institute of Politics (Mexico)
30. México Evalúa Centro de Análisis de Política Pública (Mexico)

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute

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