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ASEF Executive Director congratulates the world’s Top Think Tanks

Published on 01 Mar 2012

On behalf of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), I would like to express my heartiest congratulations to all our partners and participatory experts from across Asia and Europe who have been recognised as among the Top Global Think Tanks by the 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings and associated trends report.

I am extremely delighted that our partners and participating experts were nominated among the 202 top think tanks in the world from the total list of 5,329 nominations received by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme by the University of Pennsylvania.

It is always a pleasure to work and partner you in various projects that help us to strengthen the ties between Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries. I look forward to your support towards future ASEF initiatives.

Once again, our warmest congratulations and best wishes for your continued success.


With best regards,


Amb. Michel Filhol
Executive Director



As partners (in alphabetical order)

Bertelsman Foundation - Germany

Center for Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia

Chatham House (CH), Royal Institute of International Affairs – United Kingdom

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) – China

Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations - The Netherlands

European Policy Center - Belgium

French Institute of International Foreign Relations - France

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Germany

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – Germany

Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) – Singapore

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Germany

Singapore Institute of International Affairs – Singapore

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies - Singapore


As participating experts (in alphabetical order)

Amnesty International – United Kingdom 

Bertelsman Foundation - Germany

Bruegel - Belgium

Center for Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) – China

Danish Institute of International Studies - Denmark

European Council on Foreign Relations – United Kingdom

German Institute for International and Security Affairs - Germany

Human Rights Watch – United Kingdom

Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) – Singapore

International Crisis Group - Belgium

Japan Institute of International Affairs - Japan

Polish Institute of International Affairs - Poland

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute - Sweden

The Energy Research Institute (TERI) – India

Transparency International - Germany

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) – United Kingdom