Think tanks have to justified their funding so they have to produce reports and commentaries and they have to put people out in the media. Look at this report about Lebanon. There isn't one single insight: not one new idea. The author just copied and pasted from available journalistic pieces on Lebanon in mainstream US newspapers and magazines. I mean, why produce this? What is the reason? What is the purpose? It bothers me because he wasted his time "writing" it and I wasted my time reading it.