These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them Very High for factual reporting due to exceptional sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington DC-based think tank, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world.
The think tank is known for inviting well-known foreign policy and public service officials from the U.S. Congress and the executive branch, including those affiliated with either the Democratic or the Republican Party and foreign officials of varying political backgrounds. It has been labeled a “centrist” think tank by U.S. News & World Report.
Funded by / Ownership
CSIS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through donations. The website discloses donors who have given over $5000. Some notable donors are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Charles Koch Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
In review, CSIS regularly publishes books, reports, newsletters, and commentaries targeted at decision-makers in policy, government, business, and academia. Their flagship publication is the Washington Quarterly. CSIS publishes in-depth factual and low-biased reports such as this Civil Society in the North Caucasus. They also publish well-sourced opinion commentary that is factual and minimally biased as well: Hope for the Climate. Finally, the website offers several blogs covering different topics that are less formal than their research and again minimally biased in the presentation. In general, this is a highly factual low biased source of information.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them Very High for factual reporting due to exceptional sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/6/2016) Updated (06/01/2022)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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