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State Department is Clamping Down On Policy Advisers Receiving Foreign Cash

On October 13, 2020, the U.S. State Department announced that is currently requesting that all think tanks working with the department reveal significant sums of dollars that they receive from foreign governments.

“To protect the integrity of our relationships with think tanks and related institutions we’re taking a simple step to encourage transparency: think tanks that wish to engage with the @StateDept should disclose funding they receive from foreign governments,” State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus tweeted.

Although the statement said that the department holds relationships with “academic community, think tanks, and various external sources of expertise in foreign affairs” in high esteem, it also asserted that those relationships run the risk of falling under foreign influence from countries such as China and the Russia.

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