The reality is many foreign govts are manipulating the US. ‘Think tanks’ are often foreign-controlled outposts.

https://forward.com/news/national/453339/israel-antisemitism-isgap-think-tank-foreign-funding/

“An American think tank that studies Jew-hatred — including weighing in on when criticism of Israel becomes antisemitic — took a six-figure payment from the Israeli government but didn’t disclose it to the public or to the federal government”.