The role of think tanks in modern international relations


  • Hanna Chehorska Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University


Due to the rapid growth of think tanks in different parts of the world, their influence on world politics is also increasing. They focus scholars‘ attention upon the international issues in order to study the most important political, social, economic issues, as well as to present their ideas and recommendations to government agencies and international organizations, promote international dialogue in finding solutions to the most pressing issues the world community is currently facing. The reputation and effectiveness of expert analytical organizations depend on their ability to ensure professional honesty and objectivity. The effectiveness of their work is also enhanced by the purposeful promotion of their research results, publicizing relevant and popular issues, high-profile conferences and seminars with leading experts and politicians to be involved, innovation on the Internet and social networks.


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I. Political sciences, international relations, historical studies and archaeology