Incidentally, materials like these, easily locatable, prove beyond reasonable doubt that the whole flora of US/Western/Israeli think tanks (along with a lot of fancy academic institutions) are simply immoral centers set up to advise the imperial managers of their criminal options.  They cogitate and plan the Big Bully's murderous actions across the globe. These people should be regarded as public enemies. But are such important and ugly facts liable to make a difference in the self-absorbed routines of the empire's insouciant denizens? Not bloody likely. Brookings, by the way, is classified as a "liberal" think tank.