Sources: Brookings to Merge with Heritage Foundation

Think Tank Watch has learned that the center-left Brookings Institution is in the late stages of a merger deal with the conservative Heritage Foundation to form a new think tank behemoth called “Brookitage.”

The deal, a shock to many in the think tank world, could be completed around the end of 2016, according to think tank sources close to the deal.

Assuming the deal is completed, it would be unprecedented for the think tank world, a place where think tanks with competing ideologies generally interact with caution.

A Brookings official tells Think Tank Watch that the deal is being announced in conjunction with the think tank’s 100-year anniversary this year.

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