For the second year running, the most comprehensive ranking of the world?s leading think-tanks has named ECFR the ?Best new think tank in the last 5 years?.

For the second year running, the most comprehensive ranking of the world's leading think-tanks has named ECFR the ‘Best new think tank in the last 5 years'.

ECFR is also listed as one of the best think tanks in the world outside the US.

The ranking is based on a worldwide survey of hundreds of scholars and experts who have examined over 6,300 think tanks in almost 170 countries and ranked them in different categories.

The survey, 'The Global "Go-To Think-Tanks" 2009' is carried out under the leadership of Dr James McGann at the University of Pennsylvania.

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