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Foreign Powers Buy Influence At Think Tanks

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende pauses while speaking at the Brookings Institution June 16, 2014 in Washin
Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende pauses while speaking at the Brookings Institution June 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway’s partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress to double spending on a United States foreign aid program.

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